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Valuing Damages in Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases in Tennessee - On-Demand
Webinar is now available on-demand. NOTE: On-Demand webinars are not eligible for CLE credit.
Once uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage has been determined in a case, the issue becomes how much is the claim worth. Two appellate decisions have put in flux how medical damages are proven in Tennessee:
West v. Shelby County Health – The Tennessee Supreme Court held that “non-discounted charges” should not be considered reasonable charges for the purpose of the Hospital Lien Act.
Dedmon v. Steelman – The Tennessee Court of Appeals held that West does not preclude plaintiffs from introducing “non-discounted” bills. The defendants are permitted to introduce proof contradicting the reasonableness of the medical expense.
The biggest drivers of an UM/UIM claim are the amount of medical bills and the severity of the injury. Is the injury permanent? How much pain does the injury cause? Is the pain constant? How severe is it? What are the medical expenses and how much will they be in the future? How much income
will be lost?
Tennessee attorney Melanie Stewart, one of the attorneys in the Dedmon case, teaches a 60-minute on-demand audioconference on this crucial issue. You'll benefit from guidance on determining how much a claim is worth, tips for working with medical experts, and a discussion of the complexities of the “made whole” doctrine under which an insurance company is not entitled to subrogation unless and until the insured has been made whole for his or her losses.
- Legislative and case law update
- How much are your limbs worth?
- Clarifying the definition of "serious injury"
- Determining loss of capacity
- The complexities of applying the "made whole" doctrine
- Valuing soft tissue and emotional distress claims
- Managing the complexities of wrongful death claims – who is the plaintiff?
- Tips for working with medical experts
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About Your Presenter:
Melanie M. Stewart is a member of the law firm Heaton & Moore, P.C. She is a frequent speaker to various professional groups on insurance law. Ms. Stewart is a member of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (president, 2010-2011), Defense Research Institute, and The Mississippi Bar. She is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Mississippi. Ms. Stewart earned her B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and her J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.