Senator Robert "Bob" Deuell, M.D.
The Texas State Senate
District 2

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2003

***CAPITOL UPDATE***

Summary of House Bill 4, Part Two

(AUSTIN) - Last week, I outlined the first eight articles of House Bill 4, the most comprehensive lawsuit reform package in Texas history. This week's article covers the remaining articles, which include the landmark medical malpractice reforms.

Article 10 - Health Care Liability Reform

Article 11 - Claims Against Health Care workers in Public Hospitals

Article 13 - Damages

Article 15 - Public School Teachers

Article 16 - Admissibility of Evidence (Nursing Homes)

Article 17 - Successor Liability for Asbestos Related Litigation

Article 18 & 19 - Charitable / Volunteer Immunity

Article 20 - Design Professionals

Article 21 - Limitation on Trespass Actions for Air Contaminants

Article 22 - Limitation of Liability for Nonprofit Hospitals

Article 23 - Effective Dates

To contact Sen. Deuell about the legislative process, contact the Capitol Office at (512) 463-0556 or mail to Sen. Bob Deuell, Texas Senate, P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711. The website for the Texas Senate is www.Senate.state.tx.us. The e-mail address for Sen. Deuell is: bob.deuell@senate.state.tx.us.

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