Fall On Hospital Grounds Is Health Care Liability Claim, Texas Panel Affirms

(January 25, 2016, 3:33 PM EST) -- HOUSTON — A Texas appellate panel on Jan. 14 affirmed the dismissal of a slip-and-fall suit against a hospital, agreeing with the trial court that the plaintiff’s claim was a health care liability claim governed by the Texas Medical Liability Act (TMLA) and not a premises liability claim (Nicole Little v. Riverside General Hospital Inc., No. 14-14-00797-CV, Texas App., 14th Dist.; 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 408).

(Opinion available. Document #77-160126-014Z. Judgment available. Document #77-160126-015R.)

Nicole Little was an inpatient resident receiving treatment for substance abuse at...
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