Medical Expert Report Requirement in Texas

Medical_0003For the second time in seven months a physician embattled in a medical malpractice complaint has filed a motion to dismiss.  In April, plaintiff Kathy Keegan sued two doctors and two hospitals, alleging her father would still be alive if the care providers had recognized the fact that he was bleeding to death.

On Nov. 29 Dr. Myers filed his second motion to dismiss, arguing that Keegan has failed to comply with an Oct. 28 order to amend her medical expert report, court records show.  Under Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Code, plaintiffs are required to submit an expert report when filing med-mal complaints.

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