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Legal Guardian Wins $8.3M in Texas Medical Malpractice Suit

A jury at the Tarrant County Probate Court 2 returned a verdict of $8.3 million in favor of a medical malpractice lawsuit earlier this month. Texas Harris Health Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth will have to pay at least a part of that amount to the family of Angela Davis, a former parole office who suffered permanent brain damage due to a medication error.

The Legal Case

Angela Davis had to undergo hip surgery. The hospital contracted Sundance Anesthesia, an anesthesiology practice, for services, but the doctor mistakenly injected her with a drug used for bleeding control instead of a spinal anesthesia.

John Davis, Angela’s husband and legal guardian hired personal injury attorneys to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against various authorities and employees of the Texas Health Hospital, Sundance Anesthesia. The case went to trial at the Tarrant County Probate Court 2 with Judge David Barlow presiding. Also, in their verdict, the jury awarded $8.3 million to Angela’s family. However, it isn’t clear how much money they will get and from whom. A ruling from the court is still needed to determine that.

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Related Questions

What is a guardian?

A guardian is a person who is legally responsible for another person, called the ‘ward’.

What is the legal definition of a parent or guardian?

A legal guardian is an adult who is appointed by a court to make decisions for a child or an adult with diminished capacity.

What does it mean to be someone’s guardian?

A guardian is someone who has been given the legal right to make decisions on behalf of someone else who can’t make them themselves, usually because they are a child or have a disability.

What is legal guardianship?

Legal guardianship is also known as “guardianship of the person” or “conservatorship of the person.”

How to get guardianship of a child without parental consent?

If a child’s biological parents are not available to care for them, a grandparent or other adult may be able to get legal guardianship of the child.

What does guardianship mean?

What exactly is guardianship? Guardianship is a legal relationship in which one person (the guardian) is legally responsible for the personal care, control, and management of the assets of another (the ward).

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