Bustillos v. Rowley

In Bustillos v. Rowley, 225 S.W.3d 122 (Tex.App. -- El Paso 2005, pet. denied), a patient with pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) went to the emergency room at 11:30 p.m. and by 3:42 a.m. she arrested and then died less than two hours later. Id. at 125, 129. The experts claimed that the ER physician did not monitor the patient with a pulse oxymeter or cardiac monitor, and had that been done, the "appropriate treatment" could have been initiated and prevented the cardio-vascular collapse. Id. at 130. The Court held that the causation opinion, while "not eloquently stated," was adequate under the statute. Id. at 131.