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Texas Tort Reform Hindering Malpractice Victim

Typical scene at a local emergency room

A Texas woman, who was sent home from a hospital emergency room following a devastating misdiagnosis, is finding it difficult to secure a legal representation, according to a recent New York Times article.

The woman subsequently had her legs amputated as a result of the misdiagnosis. Texas tort reform laws prohibit medical malpractice claimants from recovering compensation unless they can prove emergency room doctors intentionally harmed them.

Read the full article from the New York Times here.

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