Texas Appeals Court Nixes Suit Over Cancer Patient’s Death

Law360, Dallas (June 14, 2017, 5:16 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Tuesday rejected a bid to restore a suit accusing a doctor and hospital of providing negligent post-surgical care to a cancer patient who died, holding the patient’s estate was not entitled to more time to designate an expert medical witness.

The First Court of Appeals said the failure to designate an expert in a case that had been active for more than 17 months supported a trial court’s summary judgment dismissal of the claims, rejecting argument that an adequate time for...
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