How House Bill 1693 May Affect Your Litigation

by Stacy Thompson The Texas legislature recently passed (and governor Abbot signed) House Bill number 1693, which amended §18.001 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code — the portion of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code that governs affidavits and counter-affidavits regarding the reasonableness and necessity of medical services.  The amendments provide critical clarity to...

Changes in the Hospital Lien Statute

by Stacy Thompson When an individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident and is treated at a local emergency room for their injuries, there is a good chance that the hospital will file a lien against their recovery.  From an insurance company’s perspective whether a hospital has filed or may file a lien is...