High Court Flip-Flops in Case Involving Hospital Bed Footboard

, Texas Lawyer

A divided Texas Supreme Court has held that a patient's fall, allegedly caused by an unsafe hospital bed, is a health-care liability claim under the now-repealed Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act. Just 364 days earlier, the court held that the hospital-bed claim did not come under the MLIIA. Justice David Medina (pictured) wrote the court's 2009 opinion in the case and the plurality opinion on rehearing.

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