Chapter 74 Expert Reports – Affirmed

  • Ahmed and Diagnostic Group v. Murphy
    • 09-18-00105-CV, 2018 WL 3911036
    • 58th District Court of Jefferson County
    • Justice Horton, Aug. 16, 2018
  • Murphy sued Dr. Raees Ahmed and the Diagnostic Group for an alleged failure to properly diagnose and treat a heart failure. Murphy asserted a healthcare liability claim under the Texas Medical Liability Act.
  • Defendants filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that Murphy’s Chapter 74 expert reports were conclusory and failed to sufficiently demonstrate causation. The trial court denied the motion to dismiss.
  • The Ninth Court held that the reports contained adequate explanations and causal links to meet the minimum standards of Chapter 74 of the Texas Practice and Remedies Code.