Gonzalez v. Mcallen Medical Center

Gonzalez v. Mcallen Medical Center

A jury rejected the medical negligence claims brought by the family of Enrique Gonzalez against McAllen Medical Center and Dr. Jose Igoa. The plaintiffs appealed, challenging the factual sufficiency of several jury findings. The Thirteenth Court of Appeals rejected these points in a memorandum opinion, concluding in a single sentence that the evidence was factually sufficient without stating any reason why. ___ S.W.3d ___, (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 2003) (mem. op.). We agree with the plaintiffs that they are entitled to more than this, and thus reverse. Enrique Gonzalez was voluntarily admitted to the psychiatric ward of McAllen Medical Center suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. While there, another patient hit him in the face, causing him to fall and break his hip. His family sued the hospital and his treating physician. After a five-week trial, the jury answered all six liability questions in favor of the defendants.

Gonzalez v. Mcallen Medical Center

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