No. 14-00-01051-CV.

65 S.W.3d 718 (2001)

Arlene RITTMER, Appellant, v. Richard GARZA, M.D., and Paul Vitenas, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (14th Dist.).

August 9, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert Perry McConnell, The Woodlands, for appellant.

T. Marc Calvert, John C. Landa, Jr., Houston, for appellees.

Panel consists of YATES, FOWLER, and WITTIG, JJ.



On May 12, 1999, Arlene Rittmer sued Drs. Richard Garza and Paul Vitenas, Jr. for medical negligence under the Texas Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act ("the Act"). Pursuant to the Act, within 180 days of filing suit, a plaintiff must either (1) furnish a statutorily sufficient expert report to counsel for each physician or healthcare provider sued, or (2) voluntarily nonsuit the action against the physician...

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