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EMTALA Claim Allowed to Proceed

A federal district court in Texas denied a hospital’s motion to dismiss a patient’s claim under EMTALA. The court rejected the hospital’s argument that because it came to the correct diagnosis, the EMTALA claim should fail. The court noted that the question under EMTALA is not whether the correct medical outcome was reached, but whether the medical screening was appropriate and consistent with its standard procedures.

Cervantes v. Tenet Hosps. Ltd.

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