In the Courts: Plaintiff’s Preliminary Expert Report on Pressure Injuries Met Statutory Requirements, Court Finds
October 5, 2018 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
In a case in which a nursing home resident developed pressure injuries, the Texas Court of Appeals, first district, has found that the preliminary expert report that the plaintiff had submitted satisfied applicable requirements outlined in the state's Medical Liability Act. In so finding, the appeals court upheld the district court's denial of the defendant's motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
When the resident was admitted in May 2015, his health was poor; he had diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, incontinence, dysphagia, and a history of stroke and pneumonia. He needed total assistance for all activities of daily living. His skin was intact, and medical personnel determined...