No. 95-0168.

924 S.W.2d 148 (1996)

Albert C. BRODERS, M.D., Franklin James Fleischhauer, M.D., Dirk Anthony Frater, M.D., and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Petitioners, v. Robert A. HEISE and Grace N. Heise, Individually and as Representatives of the Estate of Kathleen Heise, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Texas.

Decided June 14, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John H. Martin, Deborah G. Hankinson, Beverly Ray Burlingame, Gerald W. Benson, Dallas, for petitioners.

James E. Girards, David R. Weiner, John K. Horany, Dallas, for respondents.

PHILLIPS, Chief Justice, delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

We must decide whether the trial court abused its discretion in excluding the testimony of an emergency physician that the conduct of the three defendant emergency physicians and the defendant hospital was a cause in fact of a patient's death. Because plaintiffs did not meet their burden to show that their expert had "knowledge, skill, experience, training or education" which would "assist the trier...


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