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There was legally sufficient evidence of causation;The trial court erred in excluding deposition testimony of the Defendant’s’ expert witness in regards to the future medical expenses of Shannon McCoy was not harmful;The use of affidavits demonstrating proof of past medical expenses was proper;The trial court was not legally obligated to instruct the jury on avoidable accident;McCoy’s death did not create a windfall for the Plaintiff, Shannon’s husband.The Dissent argued that the trial court’s decision to exclude expert testimony concerning future medical expenses was harmful.

There was legally sufficient evidence of causation;The trial court erred in excluding deposition testimony of the Defendant’s’ expert witness in regards to the future medical expenses of Shannon McCoy was not harmful;The use of affidavits demonstrating proof of past medical expenses was proper;The trial court was not legally obligated to instruct the jury on avoidable accident;McCoy’s death did not create a windfall for the Plaintiff, Shannon’s husband.The Dissent argued that the trial court’s decision to exclude expert testimony concerning future medical expenses was harmful.

There was legally sufficient evidence of causation;The trial court erred in excluding deposition testimony of the Defendant’s’ expert witness in regards to the future medical expenses of Shannon McCoy was not harmful;The use of affidavits demonstrating proof of past medical expenses was proper;The trial court was not legally obligated to instruct the jury on avoidable accident;McCoy’s death did not create a windfall for the Plaintiff, Shannon’s husband.The Dissent argued that the trial court’s decision to exclude expert testimony concerning future medical expenses was harmful. 150 150 CMZ Law Lufkin/Houston

Recently, the Supreme Court of Texas upheld a decision by the Court of Appeals for the 14th District of Texas regarding a medical malpractice case over the death of a woman, confirming that the evidence of causation was legally sufficient.

The Treatment of Shannon McCoy

Shannon McCoy suffered brain damage and quadriplegia after experiencing pre- and post-delivery complications in September 2004. She was admitted to the Hospital of Texas to give birth to her first child.