Texas judges review Doc’s liability in teenage suicide case

By Michelle Casady (February 3, 2022, 8:26 PM EST) — A pediatrics office urged the Texas Supreme Court during oral argument Thursday to overturn a $1.35 million judgment stemming from the suicide of a 14-year-old patient who had been prescribed antidepressants, arguing that the jury had based its decision on speculative testimony.

Pediatrics Cool Care and two employees — Dr. Jose J. Salguero and physician assistant Jenelle Robinson — are trying to overturn a jury’s finding that they breached the standard of care in treating the patient, known as AW in the court documents. They dispute both the evidence and the timeline, arguing that their alleged negligence was too soft on his part…

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