Is an Autopsy Considered Health Care? The Texas Supreme Court Will Decide

What exactly constitutes health care?

By Alain StephensOctober 28, 2015 8:30 am

When you’re sick, you go to the doctor and they give you medicine, which is often covered by a health care plan.

But what about after you’re dead? Would an autopsy count as health care?

That’s the question the Texas Supreme Court will decide, which could make it tougher for individuals to sue doctors for malpractice. Edgar Walters, a writer for the Texas Tribune, has been following this story on medical liability.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-How this question even came up, during one particularly odd case concerning a patient’s death at a Katy hospital

-How the Texas Medical Liability Act relates to this case and what grounds there are for the lawsuit

-The future of malpractice suits in the state of Texas, depending on how this case is decided