Haynes and Boone in Law360: Texas Hospital Dodges Doc's $19M Antitrust Suit

04/15/2020

A Texas federal court has freed Tenet Healthcare Corp. from a doctor’s $19.2 million antitrust suit accusing it of excluding 70% of pediatric anesthesiologists in the San Antonio area from working at its hospitals, ruling the doctor has no standing to bring the case.

Below is an excerpt of a Law360 article.

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez said in a Thursday order that Dr. Jaydeep Shah couldn’t bring his antitrust suit against Tenet Healthcare and its San Antonio-area Baptist Health System [BHS] because he hadn’t suffered the alleged injuries of underqualified anesthesiologists and scheduling issues – only patients and surgeons at the hospitals in question had.

The order granted summary judgment to BHS after it urged the Western District of Texas judge in November – for a second time – to rule in its favor, arguing that after 10 months of discovery, Shah had failed to come up with enough proof to allow his claims to proceed to trial.

A Haynes and Boone, LLP team led by Partner Christopher A. Rogers with support from Associate Neil Issar represented BHS. The case is Jaydeep Shah M.D., M.A. v. Baptist Health System Inc. et al., case number 5:18-cv-00751, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

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