Four years ago, Texas limited how much patients could win in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Since then, doctors, patients and lawyers have seen many of the changes predicted by both sides in that bitter debate come to pass. Click here to read an article from the Dallas Morning News which addresses the Texas changes.
In another article published in the Dallas Morning News, four people tell their stories of how Texas’ limits on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits have affected them. The first account gives the perspective of a doctor who was drawn to the state by falling insurance rates. In the second, a family tells of frustration at a lack of options after their mother died unexpectedly following a routine procedure. In the third story, a plaintiff attorney explains how malpractice limits have forced a shift in his practice. The final story provides the narrative of a man who received critical care from a doctor who was recruited to practice in the state following tort reform. Click here to read that story.