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VIDEO: No Justice for Texas Families

New video from Center for American Progress featuring Texas Watch activists and staff shows devastating impact of severe legal restrictions in Texas Read More »

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Ebola & Broken Medical Accountability

Federal health official says Dallas hospital "dropped the ball" in Ebola case. This is what happens with low safety standards and no accountability for patient harm. Read More »

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VIDEO: Abbott, Davis Debate Home Insurance

Gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis discuss skyrocketing home insurance during their recent debate. Read More »

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SCOTX’s Awful Asbestos Ruling

A sharply divided Texas Supreme Court ruled that workers poisoned by cancer-causing asbestos can't have their day in court. Read More »

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We’re Hiring!

Digital Engagement & Communications Coordinator

Texas Watch is seeking a highly motivated individual to develop and implement its comprehensive social media and digital outreach efforts.

This individual should have experience developing e-advocacy campaigns using email marketing, social media platforms, and emerging communications technologies. Additionally, an interest in using innovative strategies to motivate members of our online community to become engaged in the legislative process on consumer-oriented policy issues is a must. Continue Reading »

Posted November 10, 2014

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VIDEO: No Justice for Texas Families

Check out this short video produced by the Center for American Progress. Using personal stories of everyday Texans, it powerfully demonstrates the devastating impact severe restrictions on access to our courts have had on families from every corner of our state. The film features Texas Watch citizen activists, as well as our Executive Director Alex Winslow.

After you watch the video, help us spread the word by sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.

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FACT SHEET: Texas Medical Accountability Restrictions Harm Patients, Threaten Public Health

As facts emerge about how Texas Presbyterian Health initially handled the nation’s first case of Ebola, discharging the symptomatic patient into the community, it is important to understand the impact of the Texas law that shields the medical industry from accountability, needlessly threatening patients and the public.

Texas law severely restricts the rights of patents who have been needlessly harmed. Enacted in 2003, the law applies sweeping, arbitrary restrictions on accountability for patient harm caused by careless, negligent medical care. The impact of this law has been that needless harm to countless patients has been swept under the rug. Continue Reading »

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Research & Reports

The Texas Watch Foundation, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization, conducts research and public education activities on consumer law, consumer protection and civil justice issues. Read More »

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Court Watch

Court Watch, a program of the Foundation, documents the role and impact of the Texas civil court system on Texas families and Texas public policy. Read More »