Injured ER Patients Can't Find Attorneys, Blame Tort Reform

*Connie Spears died in her sleep on April 29, 2013. A cause of death was not immediately known. 

The leg pain Connie Spears felt was excruciating and familiar: She’d had blood clots before, and doctors had installed a filter in one of her heart’s main veins. But at a Christus Santa Rosa hospital in San Antonio, where Spears went the Friday before Memorial Day seeking help, the emergency room doctor ran some tests and discharged her with “bilateral leg pain.” He told her to follow up with her primary care physician.  

Three days later, delusional and with ...

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