AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Supreme Court on July 1 overturned an appellate court decision finding a cause of action regarding pest infestation practices and a fatal spider bite at a nursing facility to be ordinary negligence. The state high court instead found that the claims were actually health care liability claims that fall within Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Section 74.351(a) and (b), requiring expert testimony (Omaha Healthcare Center v. Wilma Johnson, et al., No. 08-0231, Texas Sup.; 2011 Texas LEXIS 506; See March 2008, Page 17).
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