The appellant challenges the dismissal of her negligence claims against a hospital because of her failure to serve an expert report. The plaintiff's claim that a hospital employee allegedly failed to act with the proper degree of care and caution to secure her in a van constitutes a health care liability claim for which an expert report is required. The requirement that she file an expert report at the commencement of her suit is a procedural requirement that is not eliminated by pleading the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur. The trial court's order is affirmed. Dallas Court of Appeals, No. 05-11-01039-CV, 04-02-2013.
Sherman v. Healthsouth Specialty Hospital Inc.
Tx. App. Dist. 5
April 5, 2013