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About Case Closed: Trial Victories

Case Closed: Trial Victories is a collection of cases that were won at trial. These cases symbolize a long journey for each policyholder involved . . . the journey from accusation to vindication in the courtroom.

Since 1979, TMLT has defended more than 60,000 medical liability claims for Texas physicians.The case studies featured are based on actual malpractice claims from TMLT. They illustrate how actions or inactions by physicians led to allegations of medical liability and how risk management techniques may have either prevented the outcome or further increased the physician’s defensibility.

The consultant opinions regarding the clinical care delivered in these cases reflect recommendations at the time the incidents occurred. In some cases, clinical guidelines may have changed, but the claim review presents a snapshot of what transpired during the course of treatment. Though the claims described in this activity represent trial victories for our policyholders, several risk management issues are apparent.

When writing closed claim studies, TMLT staff make every effort to eliminate identifying information without compromising the clinical details of the case. Locations and dates have been changed, and the names of patients and physicians have been removed. However, because this publication features claims taken to trial and the details of these cases are part of the public record, these cases may be identifiable. If you recognize a claim, please be assured that it is presented only to emphasize the important issues in the case.

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