Daily Mail, Oct. 14, 2014
“Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the United States to sue over medical errors, especially those that occurred in the emergency room . To bring a civil claim in Texas over an emergency-room error, including malpractice, plaintiffs have to show staff acted in a way that was ‘willfully and wantonly negligent,’ meaning that the staff had to have consciously put Duncan or others at extreme risk by releasing him, rather just having made a mistake.”
In other words, tort reform in Texas means you can’t sue a doctor, nurse or hospital for making a mistake, even a stupid, fatal one. Or even one that might end up causing multiple fatalities if Duncan gave the virus to others after he was allowed to leave the emergency room.