Feb 12, 2008

Texas Physicians Sue to Protect Liability Reforms

The Texas Medical Association has gone to court to protect the historic and hard-won tort reforms the Texas Legislature passed in 2003 and to make sure patients continue to have better access to medical care. TMA joined Corpus Christi orthopedic surgeon John McKeever, MD, the Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA), and the Texas Hospital Association to resolve several constitutional challenges to the centerpiece of the reforms: the cap on noneconomic damages – such as for pain and suffering – that may be awarded in a medical liability case.

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