PROPOSED CHANGES: Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Malpractice, Premises & Products

Drafts of changed and new language for the 2018 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Malpractice, Premises & Products are now available as proposed changes. Load the PDF in your browser by clicking the download button below. The committee that works on this edition strives for objective, well-drafted charges and commentary that accurately reflect Texas law. Your feedback will help the committee achieve that goal. Take the time to review the new material and send comments to books@texasbar.com. As always, TexasBarBooks appreciates your assistance in crafting jury charges that are the most widely accepted in Texas.

 

Summary of the New Charges

    • PJC 40.10 Privilege—Generally No Adverse Inference [changed]
    • PJC 40.11 Fifth Amendment Privilege—Adverse Inference May Be Considered [new]
    • PJC 51.11 Informed Consent (Statutory)—Procedure on List A—No Emergency or Other Medically Feasible Reason for Nondisclosure—No Disclosure [changed]
    • PJC 51.12 Informed Consent (Statutory)—Procedure on List A—No Emergency or Other Medically Feasible Reason for Nondisclosure—Disclosure Not in Statutory Form [changed]
    • PJC 51.13 Informed Consent (Statutory)—Procedure on List A—No Disclosure—Emergency or Other Medically Feasible Reason for Nondisclosure in Issue [changed]
    • PJC 61.7 Breach of Fiduciary Duty against Attorney in His Role as Attorney—Burden on Attorney [new]
    • PJC 84.7 Attorney’s Fee Forfeiture (Comment) [new]
    • PJC 86.1 Preservation of Charge Error (Comment) [changed]
    • PJC 86.2 Broad-Form Issues and the Casteel Doctrine (Comment) [new]