Texas Appeals Court: Device Maker Not Covered By State’s Malpractice Law

(December 2, 2015, 12:15 PM EST) -- AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas appeals panel on Nov. 13 ruled that the manufacturer of a medical device is not a health care provider under the state’s medical malpractice law and that a product liability plaintiff need not file an expert report for his claim against the manufacturer (Verticor, Ltd. v. Michael Wood, No. 03-14-00277-CV, Texas App., 3rd Dist., Austin).

(Verticor opinion available. Document #28-151203-018Z.)

Michael Wood underwent a surgical procedure performed by James Hansen, M.D., to treat a herniated disc in Wood’s lumbar spine. Hansen...
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