Litigation Services

Most of the lawsuits filed against UTMB are federal civil rights cases filed by prisoners confined in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice against UTMB-Correctional Managed Care employees, whose defense is handled by the office of the Texas Attorney General. Other litigation addresses employment matters or claims of medical malpractice. The Department of Legal Affairs represents the institution by assisting trial counsel at all phases of litigation. Legal Affairs staff aids defense counsel in a variety of ways, including assembling records, interviewing witnesses, drafting pleadings, attending mediation and coordinating at trial.