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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:Cynthia Lorentz filed a survival action on behalf of her deceased sister, Caroline Polk, against respondents, James F. Dunn, M.D. and United Clinics of North Texas, P.L.L.C. (collectively, “Dunn”). In her original petition, Lorentz asserted she was administrator of her sister’s estate. In actuality, her petition to be appointed the estate’s administrator was still pending in county court, and that court did not appoint her administrator until after the statute of limitations on the survival action expired. On Dunn’s motion, the trial court dismissed Lorentz’s suit for want of jurisdiction, and the court of appeals affirmed. HOLDING:Reversed and remanded. For the reasons set forth in Austin Nursing Center v. Lovato, the court concludes the standing doctrine’s requirements were satisfied and that the trial court had jurisdiction to hear Lorentz’s claims. Further, any defect in Lorentz’s capacity was cured when she was appointed the estate’s administrator, and the trial court erred in dismissing the case. OPINION:Jefferson, C.J., delivered the court’s opinion. Johnson, J., did not participate in the decision.

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