On September 3, 2019, David Saucedo II and his wife Mariana lost their three-year-old daughter Ivanna at El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH) while she was under the care of Dr. Roberto Canales and Dr. Rodolfo Fierro-Stevens.

On August 10, 2020, the Saucedos filed a lawsuit in the 243rd District Court of El Paso, claiming their daughter’s death “was no accident” and that she “died as a direct result of the grossly negligent care provided by EPCH, EPCH’s staff, and in particular, Dr. Roberto Canales.”

The case made its way through the 8th Court of Appeals and is now at the Supreme Court of Texas, where the Saucedos’ attorneys just submitted their full brief:

For a concise history of the litigation, see our post of September 30, 2023.

So far, our local media have completely ignored this critical case, which could potentially lead to a major judgment against UMC if the Saucedos prevail.