DALLAS – Martin Walker PC co-founder Jack Walker offered his insights on Texas medical malpractice law in a Dallas Morning News article highlighting the $250,000 cap on those cases.
The story follows the death of former Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and news that her family intends to sue a rehabilitation center alleging negligent care resulted in a deadly infection.
Mr. Walker said lawsuits like these are limited by Texas’ 2003 tort reform law and if it weren’t for the former Congresswoman’s notability, many firms would not take the case.
“The main reason that you have medical malpractice is for accountability,” Mr. Walker told The Dallas Morning News. “The damage cap itself creates a situation where there are many cases that can’t be brought, which means there are many cases where you can’t hold somebody accountable for medical negligence.”
As incoming President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association for 2025, Mr. Walker hopes to reform the laws around the limitations.
“The Eddie Bernice Johnson case is extremely tragic,” Mr. Walker added, “but it also is probably one of the only opportunities that I’ve seen in the last 20 years that really shines the light on the fundamental unfairness of this law.”
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