Category: Medical Malpractice

Two Indiana Doctors Named in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Posted in Medical Malpractice on December 29, 2014

Earlier last month in an Indiana court, two doctors were named as defendants in a series of medical malpractice actions brought by a number of former patients. According to a recent report by one local news agency, the two doctors were allegedly performing unnecessary procedures on their patients. Evidently, a total of 28 lawsuits have… read more

Court Finds That Improper Jury Instruction on Informed Consent Confused Jury

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Tennessee Accident Law on November 25, 2014

At the end of any trial, the jury is instructed by the judge as to what its job is in that particular case. In most cases, this allows the attorneys and the judge to narrow down the legal issues to a few salient issues that the jury must resolve in order to come to a valid… read more

Tennessee Plaintiff Nearly Loses Ability to Recover Based on Procedural Error

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Tennessee Accident Law on August 22, 2014

Last month, the Tennessee Court of Appeals at Jackson issued an opinion that preserved a plaintiff’s right to seek compensation on a wrongful death claim that stemmed from the death of his wife. In the case of Davis v. Ibach, Davis lost his wife after a surgery she received by the defendant doctors. Davis named the… read more

Group of Tennessee Doctors Cutting Down on Infections By Implementing New Hand-Washing Program

Posted in Medical Malpractice on August 7, 2014

Infections in hospitals have become more and more common, and one group of Tennessee doctors wants to curb the trend. According to an article by Yahoo! News, a Vanderbilt doctor was accompanying his wife as she was getting a double knee replacement. While he was with her throughout the process, he counted 92 times where… read more

Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Case Dismissed for Noncompliance of the Medical Malpractice Act — Stevens v. Hickman Community Healthcare Services, Inc.

Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 13, 2014

Recently, we reported on the Supreme Court of Tennessee ruling in Myers v. Amisub (SFH), Inc. that outlined the pre-suit notice and filing requirement under the 2008 amendments to the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act (“Act”). To recap, Tennessee Code Annotated § 29-26-121 (“§ 121”) requires that an individual initiating a medical malpractice claim serve the… read more

Medical Malpractice and Compliance with the Notice and Filing Requirements of the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act — Myers v. Amisub (SFH), Inc.

Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 26, 2014

In 2008, the Tennessee legislature enacted two statutes that have significantly impacted medical malpractice lawsuits in Tennessee. The statutes amended the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act (“MMA”), creating a notice and filing requirements that, if not “substantially complied” with, may result in the dismissal of a medical malpractice claim. Having your medical malpractice claim dismissed can… read more

Meningitis Outbreak: Ten Deaths in Tennessee

Posted in Medical Malpractice on October 25, 2012

The fungal meningitis outbreak that is wreaking havoc in this country, according to an update released by the Tennessee Department of Health today, has sickened 74 people in Tennessee, killing ten of them. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 338 fungal meningitis infections reported nationwide with 25 deaths…. read more