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Patients Oppose Texas Hospital Group’s Entry in Damages Cap Case

June 22, 2021, 3:43 PM

The Texas Hospital Association’s application to join a federal lawsuit to help defend a Texas law capping non-economic damages in health-care liability lawsuits should be denied, patients told the court.

The health-care provider advocacy group asserted only a general interest in the outcome of the suit, and that’s not enough for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to grant its motion for permissive intervention, the patients said.

The patients allege they are victims of medical malpractice. They sued various health-care providers in a declaratory judgment action. The providers, they said, will try to enforce Texas’s cap ...

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