Texas judges clear doctor of responsibility in teen suicide case

By Katie Buehler (May 16, 2022, 5:43 p.m. EDT) – A divided Texas Supreme Court overturned a $1.35 million judgment against a pediatrics practice stemming from the suicide of a 14-year-old patient after finding a Expert testimony presented to the trial did not sufficiently establish the link between the teen’s suicide and the negligence of the health care provider.

In a 7-2 decision released on Friday, judges overturned an Ellis County jury’s verdict finding negligence on Pediatrics Cool Care and two employees, Dr. Jose J. Salguero and physician assistant Jenelle Robinson. , which caused the teen’s suicide in August 2012. Expert trial testimony did not provide sufficient evidence that the suicide was predictable and preventable, but for providers…

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