Pharmacies Face Greater Med Mal Risk In Texas Case

By Jess Krochtengel (January 9, 2015, 8:59 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday on whether compounding pharmacies that deliver medicine to doctors should be able to claim the same tort reform protections as other health care providers, in a case health care lawyers say has the potential to open doors to an onslaught of frivolous litigation.

KVG Enterprises Inc., operating as Randol Mill Pharmacy, is arguing it's protected by the Texas Medical Liability Act's requirement that plaintiffs who file health care liability claims must submit an expert report — a potentially expensive undertaking for litigants that's intended to weed out meritless cases.

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