Monday, August 30, 2004

Texas high court rules 8-1 the parents of a stillborn baby can't sue hospital

Read this and weep....
Justices: Fetus is not a 'person'
By JANET ELLIOTT
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau
AUSTIN - The parents of a stillborn child cannot sue medical practitioners for negligence because a fetus is not a "person" or "individual" under state laws, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.

The court in an 8-1 ruling overturned a decision of the 2nd Court of Appeals in Fort Worth that Tara Reese could sue a Fort Worth hospital for the mental anguish she suffered after her baby died in utero in 1998.
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right-- I am weeping about the fact that too many people file frivolous lawsuits. Thanks for opening my eyes.

August 30, 2004 at 3:22 PM  

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