Tort Reform

The medical liability reforms passed in 2003 have produced the desired result: more doctors are willing to practice medicine in Texas. To preserve the improved access Texans have to medical services, Texas hospitals believe the Legislature should continue to maintain the cap on non-economic damages for pain and suffering, and limit liability in disaster and emergency situations to those who exhibit gross negligence. Ten years later, these efforts have proven fruitful.


Charles Bailey, J.D.