Medical Malpractice in Tennessee: Where We Stand in 2013
Webinar coming Tuesday, September 24, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Both the courts and the legislature have been active in recent years in changing the landscape of medical malpractice in Tennessee. The legislature even renamed the tort -- it’s now healthcare liability, not medical malpractice.
The legislature amended the Medical Malpractice Act in 2008 and 2009 by adding the requirements that plaintiffs file a certificate of good faith asserting that the plaintiff has consulted with an expert who has a good faith belief in the validity of the parties’ respective positions. The legislature also required the plaintiff to give healthcare providers pretrial notice of any suit against them.
The Supreme Court in Shipley clarified much of the confusion surrounding how to satisfy the locality rule in Tennessee. And practitioners are adjusting to the changes from the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011, which included caps on noneconomic damages.
So what is the impact of these changes on Tennessee medical malpractice cases? Is substantial compliance with these requirements sufficient?
Participate in this fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinar, and get the answers to these questions and more from an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
In just one hour, you'll gain new insights and guidance on:
- Recent cases applying the 2011 holding in Shipley -- how our appellate courts have applied the locality rule (or what is left of it) since Shipley
- Recent cases applying the pre-suit notice/certificate of good faith requirements -- where we are now on notice/certificate of good faith requirements and how to comply (or not to comply)
- Whether our new damages caps will stand up -- a brief look at constitutional issues surrounding our new damages caps
- And more!
Register now for this must-attend event risk free, and get up to date on medical malpractice cases in Tennesse
About your presenter:
Chris Tardio, of Gideon, Cooper & Essary PLC, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (2001) and the Vanderbilt University School of Law (2004). He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, and the Sixth Circuit. For the past nine years, he has represented health care providers in matters of all types, with a primary emphasis on defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice suits and credentialing matters. He has defended hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, nurse aides, and therapists in more than 20 different Tennessee counties and also in Kentucky and West Virginia. Mr. Tardio has represented health care providers in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigation through appeal, including almost a dozen jury and administrative trials. He has practiced with Gideon, Cooper & Essary since 2004 and been a member since 2012.