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Monthly Archives: February 2019


Do Tennessee Medical Malpractice Rules Apply to Massage Therapists?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

As we have discussed many times before, there are special procedures applicable to medical malpractice–or health care liability–claims under Tennessee law. Foremost among these special procedures is the requirement for plaintiffs to file an expert affidavit with their lawsuit. The expert must explain how the defendant healthcare provider deviated from the accepted “standard of… Read More »

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Nashville Government Not Liable for Mysterious Playground Injury to Autistic Student

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Many Tennessee children have special needs. Parents trust public schools to take such needs into account when providing necessary educational services. But when a special-needs child is injured while at school, does that mean the school district is automatically liable? The answer is “no.” Like any personal injury claim, an injured child–or more commonly,… Read More »

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Can I Be Fined for Presenting an Incomplete Personal Injury Claim?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Filing a personal injury lawsuit is not something you rush into. It requires careful investigation and preparation. There are a number of legal and procedural hurdles that need to be cleared, and if a plaintiff acts rashly or without the assistance of qualified counsel, they may find themselves in a much worse situation then… Read More »

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Can You Sue Another State in Tennessee Court Over a Car Accident?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Under normal circumstances, if a car accident takes place in Tennessee, then the injured party may seek remedy in a Tennessee court. But what about an accident that occurs on or near a border–say on a bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. And to make things more interesting, what if the plaintiffs and the defendants… Read More »

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Was Your Doctor Properly Warned About the Risks of IVC Filters?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Thousands of patients have suffered serious, life-threatening side effects after receiving IVC filters, which are medical devices implanted in the body to prevent blood clots from traveling into the patient’s lungs. In recent years, we have learned that companies that manufacture IVC filters did not adequately disclose the risks to patients and their doctors… Read More »

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What Happens When the Defendant Dies Before a Personal Injury Lawsuit Is Served?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

There are a number of things that can go wrong with a personal injury lawsuit that are outside of the victim’s control. For example, what happens if you are in a car accident and the other driver passes away before you have a chance to file your lawsuit? Now, you might say the answer… Read More »

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