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A Harris County man’s dismissed medical-malpractice claim was reborn as a legal-malpractice lawsuit Thursday, when he sued three personal injury lawyers and Houston firm Craig Lewis PC, known as the Craig Lewis Firm, for allegedly dropping his case after waiting until the last possible day to file a statutory expert report.

Plaintiff Robert Jones hired attorneys J. Craig Lewis, Blaine A. “Bat” Tucker and Aaron Arenas to handle a 2016 medical-malpractice claim he says was worth up to $1 million. But his suit ultimately fell apart, and Jones alleges that’s because his lawyers waited too long to find a medical expert.

Tucker declined to comment, while Lewis and Arenas denied the allegations.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean is ALM's Florida bureau chief, overseeing the Daily Business Review. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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