Medical Expert Witness Report Questioned In Appeals Court

For the second time in a year, the Ninth District Court of Appeals has been tapped to decide whether or not a plaintiffs’ medical expert witness reports meet Texas Civil Code requirements. As the Southeast Texas Record previously reported, in November 2008 Ivalyn and Lee Anderson, an Orange couple, filed suit against eight doctors and three hospitals, alleging Ivalyn suffered from a stroke after doctors inserted a central line into her veins.

In 2009, several of the defendants appealed after Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, refused to toss the case on the grounds that the Andersons’ medical expert reports failed to fulfill code requirements, court records show. On Dec. 17, 2009, Ninth District justices affirmed one of the expert reports and reversed and remanded the remaining reports.

Read more: