Texas Lawbook: Physician Billing Now Subject to Scrutiny

In a bylined article for The Texas Lawbook, the firm’s Bill Chamblee examines the implications of Texas Supreme Court rulings that have opened the door to detailed  testimony about a plaintiff’s medical bills in the course of litigation. Previously state statutes allowed attorneys to shield the billing records of physicians from juries, leading to the […]

Patrick Copeland Assumes Client Leadership Role

The firm is proud to announce that Patrick Copeland is taking on new responsibilities as Chief Legal Officer for QuadraByte, a global provider of data, AI, integration, and blockchain solutions. In an arrangement that clients increasingly find productive, Patrick will remain with the firm and QuadraByte will remain a client of Chamblee Ryan. “For many […]

Bill Chamblee and Weston Hall Try One of the First LOP Cases (if not the first) in the State. Unanimous Defense Verdict.

Bill Chamblee and Weston Hall won a defense verdict in Walker v. K&L Auto Crushers & Thomas Gothard in Dallas County District Court. Mr. Walker alleged nearly $1.2 million in medical damages. All his medical was under letters of protection. Due to the excessive medical damages alleged, we sought discovery from Plaintiff’s medical providers regarding […]

William Chamblee and Reagan Boyce Win Again – Yoakum County, Texas

Bill Chamblee and Reagan Boyce were victorious in defending a general practice physician in Yoakum County, Texas against allegations of negligence related to the prenatal management of a woman whose infant suffered a shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus birth palsy injury during delivery.  Plaintiffs claimed permanent injury and damage to the child. Following one week […]

Recent Court Decisions in Texas

This update includes many decisions made by Texas Courts recently. This includes the following cases and topics. To read more on each of these, please click here. Medical Malpractice Suits: Settlement Credits and Future Expenses Virlar v. Puente addressed two major topics often seen in medical malpractice suits–settlement credits under Chapter 33 of the Texas […]

State Bar Women and Law Section – International Women’s Day

Partner, Reagan Boyce to co-host State Bar Women and Law Section’s inaugural celebration of International Women’s Day mixer and networking social on March 8, 2022, from 5:30-7:00pm at Taco Lingo in uptown. Several prominent judges and justices of the Dallas District and Appellate Courts to attend as well. Celebrations will be taking place simultaneously across […]

William Chamblee Wins Again – Harris County, Texas

Houston, Texas – Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against a waterpark in Houston, as well as against the manufacturer of waterpark slides. A 12-year-old suffered an injury on one of the water park slides. The injury was significant requiring surgery as well as an allegation by the plaintiffs of a need for 2 future surgeries to […]

Reagan Boyce Obtains Dismissal Pursuant to Chapter 74

Newly named partner, Reagan Boyce, as she obtained a dismissal for entity defendant pursuant to Chapter 74 Section 351(b) for plaintiff’s failure to serve an expert report addressing claims for direct liability as against the client entity. The Court finding that an expert report that addressed liability of co-defendants only, for which client entity may […]

Recent Developments in Law Worth Noting

This update includes many decisions made by the Texas Supreme Court in December. This includes the following cases. To read more on each of these recent rulings, please click here. On December 2, 2022, the Court issued an opinion in In re Auburn Creek L.P., Tex. SCt. # 21-0886, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2022 WL ___ […]