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Tag Archives: Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases

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How HIPAA Can Affect Your Tennessee Medical Malpractice Case

By John Willis |

Medical privacy is an important concern for many Tennessee residents. That is why a federal law known as HIPAA–the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act–requires all physicians and hospitals in Tennessee to maintain the confidentiality of their patients’ health-related information. Among other things, a health care provider cannot disclose protected information without the patient’s… Read More »

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Why Expert Testimony Is Critical in Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases

By Brad Burnette |

Medical malpractice cases are often the most difficult type of personal injury lawsuit to win in Tennessee because plaintiffs are held to strict requirements for presenting expert testimony. Such testimony is necessary to establish causation, that is a link between the defendant’s negligence and the plaintiff’s injuries. Many medical malpractice cases turn on whether… Read More »

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Court Tosses Jury Verdict Against Hospital Over Widower’s Mistake

By Brad Burnette |

A personal injury lawsuit is not a simple matter. It can take years to assemble a case, present it to a jury, and deal with any appeals. Do not assume you can handle all of this on your own. Especially when you are coping with the wrongful death of a family member, hiring an… Read More »

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Time Is of the Essence in Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases

By John Willis |

Medical malpractice is often difficult for a victim to discover. The effects of a physician’s negligence may not be immediately obvious, and in many cases, a patient may not learn about the problem until years after the fact. This can pose a challenge when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Under Tennessee law, a patient… Read More »

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The Importance of Expert Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Brad Burnette |

Tennessee law requires victims in medical malpractice cases to clear certain hurdles before their case can even get to trial. Unlike many other personal injury claims, medical malpractice requires the plaintiff to produce “expert testimony” from a licensed health care professional qualified in the field “relevant to the issues in the case.” Without such… Read More »

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