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<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 · VOL. 26 · NO. 23 · $9.00 · TWO SECTIONS<br /> HIGH COURT FLIP-FLOPS IN CASE INVOLVING HOSPITAL BED FOOTBOARD<br /> What a difference a year makes. On Aug. 27,<br /> a divided Texas Supreme Court held that a<br /> patient's fall, allegedly caused by an unsafe<br /> hospital bed, is a health-care liability claim<br /> under the now-repealed Medical Liability<br /> and Insurance Improvement Act. Just 364 days earlier,<br /> the court held that the hospital-bed claim did not come<br /> under the MLIIA.<br /> The main thing that changed in the intervening year<br /> was Justice David Medina's mind. Medina wrote the<br /> 2009 majority opinion in Marks v. 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