10th Year Anniversary Celebration

February 20, 2019 Serpe, Jones, Andrews, Callender & Bell, PLLC recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Serpe Jones opened its doors in February 2009 with 9 attorneys. Ten years later, the firm now has offices in Houston and Albuquerque, and is home to 50+ employees including 30 attorneys. We look forward to continued growth and […]

Defense Verdict In Drug Reaction Case

Serpe Jones successfully defended Carlsbad Medical Center (“CMC”), headquartered in Carlsbad, New Mexico, at trial in a case involving an adverse reaction to Dilaudid, a narcotic. Plaintiff broke her ankle and was administered several milligrams of Dilaudid for pain relief. After the final administration of the drug, she stopped breathing, and a code was called. […]

Defense Verdict In Wrongful Death Case

Serpe Jones successfully defended Cleveland Regional Medical Center (“CRMC”) at trial in a wrongful death case. Plaintiff’s husband suffered an arrest in his hospital bed on the medical/surgical floor several hours after total knee replacement surgery. He was transferred to the Texas Medical Center where he later died. Plaintiff alleged that her husband suffered a […]

Dismissal In a Credentialing Case

Serpe Jones recently convinced a trial court in Brown County, Texas to dismiss a physician’s credentialing lawsuit against a local hospital in Brownwood, Texas, its chief executive officer, its chairman of the board, and ten local physicians. John Serpe and Chris Knudsen successfully argued that Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code […]

Licensure Hearing at the Texas Medical Board

Serpe Jones recently prevailed in an appeal to the Licensure Committee of the Texas Medical Board. Matt McCracken appealed a decision requiring a physician who recently moved to Texas to agree to a Remedial Plan as a condition of receiving a license to practice medicine in Texas. The Board alleged the doctor fraudulently failed to […]

Serpe Jones Secures Trial Victory in Case Involving Surgery on the Wrong Appendage

On October 12, 2017, Adam Pollock and Randall Jones secured a defense verdict for Breckenridge Surgery Center, located in Richardson, Texas, arising out of a “wrong site” surgery that occurred there in 2013. Plaintiff alleged that Breckenridge’s circulating nurse negligently performed the surgical “timeout” procedure. The evidence at trial showed that the surgeon injected the […]

Serpe Jones victory at the Texas Supreme Court

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously upheld “without cause” termination provisions in physician employment contracts. The Court affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (PSC), Regional Employee Assistance Program (REAP), and other petitioners against Respondent Dr. Henry Andrew Hansen. Law360, covering […]

Toys for Tots & Houston Food Bank

Serpe Jones employees recently participated in a Toys for Tots toy drive. Toys for children of all ages were collected throughout the month of December and delivered to a Toys for Tots drop off location. In addition to donating toys, all receipts were collected and the Firm made a matching monetary donation to the Toys […]

Texas Legislature May Expand Reach of Texas Medical Board

A new bill expected to reach the Texas Senate floor during the 2015 legislative session would legally obligate non-physicians to report physician misconduct to the Texas Medical Board. If passed, the new legislation would require health care entities, such as hospitals and physician groups, to report to the Board information and allegations concerning potential wrongdoing. […]

Texas Medical Board Complaint Over Spine Surgery Dismissed

Serpe Jones successfully defended a neurosurgeon against a complaint at the Texas Medical Board alleging that the surgeon; (1) operated on the wrong level in a patient’s back, (2) the procedure compressed the patient’s spinal cord, and (3) the doctor then concealed these alleged mistakes. To complicate matters, various radiologists reviewing the patient’s spine films […]

Defense Verdict in Broken Femur Jury Trial

Serpe Jones successfully defended Carlsbad Medical Center (“CMC”) in a case involving a 71 year old nursing home resident who came to the hospital as an outpatient for an abdominal CT. Plaintiff claimed that she was negligently dropped to the floor by radiology technicians who were attempting to transfer her from her wheelchair to the […]

Serpe Jones Attorneys On-Call 24/7 for Emergency Applications to Provide Life-Sustaining Treatment

Serpe Jones has initiated an on-call group to provide emergency applications for life-sustaining treatment for hospital clients anytime a need arises. Hospitals anticipating a potential need to provide life-sustaining treatment that parents or guardians oppose on religious or other grounds now have access to counsel around the clock. Attorney Will Whitaker has handled several midnight […]