As reported in The Houston Chronicle, a group of 11 plaintiffs have brought a putative class action in federal district court in Marshall seeking to have the Chapter 74 medical malpractice damage caps declared unconstitutional. Among the plaintiffs is former Dallas Cowboy Ron Springs, who has been in a coma since late last year following surgery to remove a cyst.
The lawsuit, styled Watson et al. v. Harrison County Hospital Association et al. (Civil Action No. 2:08-CV-00081), has been assigned to U.S. District Judge John Ward. A copy of the complaint is available here.