§ 74.053. Pleadings not to State Damage Amount; Special Exception; Exclusion from Section
74.053. Pleadings not to State Damage Amount; Special Exception; Exclusion from Section
Pleadings in a suit based on a health care liability claim shall not specify an amount of money claimed as damages. The defendant may file a special exception to the pleadings on the ground the suit is not within the court's jurisdiction, in which event the plaintiff shall inform the court and defendant in writing of the total dollar amount claimed. This section does not prevent a party from mentioning the total dollar amount claimed in examining prospective jurors on voir dire or in argument to the court or jury.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 204, § 10.01, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.