Texas Medical Board Complaint Over Spine Surgery Dismissed

Serpe Andrews successfully defended a neurosurgeon against a complaint at the Texas Medical Board alleging that the surgeon; (1) operated on the wrong level in a patient’s back, (2) the procedure compressed the patient’s spinal cord, and (3) the doctor then concealed these alleged mistakes. To complicate matters, various radiologists reviewing the patient’s spine films […]

Defense Verdict in Broken Femur Jury Trial

Serpe Andrews successfully defended Carlsbad Medical Center (“CMC”) in a case involving a 71 year old nursing home resident who came to the hospital as an outpatient for an abdominal CT. Plaintiff claimed that she was negligently dropped to the floor by radiology technicians who were attempting to transfer her from her wheelchair to the […]

Serpe Andrews Attorneys On-Call 24/7 for Emergency Applications to Provide Life-Sustaining Treatment

Serpe Andrews has initiated an on-call group to provide emergency applications for life-sustaining treatment for hospital clients anytime a need arises. Hospitals anticipating a potential need to provide life-sustaining treatment that parents or guardians oppose on religious or other grounds now have access to counsel around the clock. Attorney Will Whitaker has handled several midnight […]

Serpe Andrews Successful before the Supreme Court of Texas

On August 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Texas issued another favorable opinion for health care defendants in Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. v. Palit. The case involved allegations of personal injury stemming from an employee’s involvement in the physical restraint of a psychiatric patient during a behavioral emergency. The employee sued the hospital for negligence based […]