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Medical Malpractice Conference for Tennessee Attorneys

Medical Malpractice – A Virtual Conference for Tennessee Attorneys

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14th Annual
Medical Malpractice – A Virtual Conference for Tennessee Attorneys

Join us for the 14th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, happening virtually on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central.

Immerse yourself in the digital learning process with engaging faculty and the most experienced and knowledgeable experts from across the state. Amplify your skill set and gain valuable perspective from industry-leading instructors who have successfully navigated through the challenges of practicing during this extraordinary time. Connect with your favorite speakers each day during the live Q & A!

Topics include:

  • Proving Medical Battery and Informed Consent
  • Recognizing the Early Signs of Anxiety and Depression, and Understanding Mental Health Treatment for Professionals
  • Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Daily Live Q&A Sessions
  • And so much more!


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Use effective opening statement strategies in malpractice cases
  • Implement powerful closing argument strategies in malpractice cases
  • Apply technology in opening and closing statements both live and virtually
  • Understand the Tennessee Code Annotated Title 23, Chapter 4, concerning confidentiality and immunity
  • Learn the benefits of meditation exercise and stress management
  • Understand the basics regarding claims of medical battery and informed consent, how they evolved, how they are related, and where they differ


*Agenda and topics subject to change.

*Attendees will receive 60-day access to the on-demand recordings of this event.

Agenda

* All times are in Central

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Nuances in Healthcare Liability Actions
Alan Bean, Attorney, Starnes Davis Florie LLP

There are many health care liability specific statutes and legal standards that aren’t talked about or utilized often, and they should be. This session will dissect and detail some of the most interesting statues and standards within this practice area.

  • Comparative fault standards under Rule 8.03
  • George v. Alexander
  • TCA 29-26-102 and -103; 29-26-119; Lewis v. Brooks; and Alessio v. Crook, and others.

10:50 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Nursing Home Litigation: Strategies and Case Selection
Parke Morris, Attorney, Parke Morris Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect and Catastrophic Personal Injury

During this session attendees will learn how to identify if a case is worth investigating and filing by approaching the situation from a defense lawyer’s point of view. Attorney Parke Morris will also discuss and provide analysis on appellate court opinions and identify what is important in each situation.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Opening & Closing Statements
Chris Tardio, Attorney - Gideon Essary Tardio & Carter

Chris is here to provide expert advice and strategy for powerful opening statements and closing arguments! Learn how to:

  • Use effective opening statement strategies in malpractice cases
  • Implement powerful closing argument strategies in malpractice cases
  • Apply technology in opening and closing statements both live and virtually

1:05 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Proving Medical Battery and Informed Consent
Clint Kelly, Attorney, Kelly Firm

Medical battery and informed consent cases are on the rise. These claims will be more common where substantial increases in patient volume and pressure on doctors to produce income for hospitals can lead to shortcuts in safety. This presentation is a primer on the claims of medical battery and informed consent, how they evolved, how they are related, and where they differ. The proof requirements will be examined in detail. Actual cases will be analyzed to show the proof necessary for elements of these torts and in-depth analyses of appellate cases. This session will provide answers to critical questions, such as:

  • Is an expert required?
  • Is a certificate of good faith needed before proceeding with either claim?
  • Does the injury have to be caused by malpractice?
  • Can medical malpractice, medical battery, and informed consent co-exist in the same case?

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Mental Health in the Legal Profession: Where We Are and What We Can Do
Holly Wade, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Former Clinical Director, Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP)

This important session will discuss the history of the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, including Rule 33 of the Tennessee Supreme Court establishment of TLAP. You’ll learn about:

  • Tennessee Code Annotated Title 23, Chapter 4, concerning confidentiality and immunity
  • ABA research and findings concerning the profession
  • Clinical perspective
  • The benefits of meditation exercise and stress management

3:20 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Cases
C. Bennett Harrison, Partner, Cornelius and Collins, LLP

  • Latest developments in malpractice cases
  • Discovery of peer review information by medical malpractice plaintiffs, and the potential ramifications and more!

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Live Q&A
Clint Kelly, Attorney, Kelly Firm
Holly Wade, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Former Clinical Director, Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP)
C. Bennett Harrison, Partner, Cornelius and Collins, LLP

Still have lingering questions from the day's training or want to revisit an important issue that was raised? Use this time to get answers to all your burning questions!

*Some of the sessions in the 2022 Virtual Medical Malpractice Conference were recorded in 2021. The attorneys have approved the replay of these sessions and confirmed their continued accuracy. The attorneys will be available during the live Q&A to answer attendee questions and provide any updates.

Your Distinguished Faculty

Alan Bean

Alan Bean, Partner, Starnes Davis Florie

Alan Bean is a native of middle Tennessee, has been practicing law in Nashville since 2007, following his graduation from Vanderbilt University Law School. Alan began his career as an associate at Gideon, Cooper and Essary, PLC, and became a member of that firm in 2015. In September 2019, Alan joined Starnes Davis Florie as a Partner in the firm’s Nashville office. Alan has represented numerous hospitals, medical groups, clinics, physicians, nursing homes, and other health care providers in all phases of health care liability, premises liability, products liability, and personal injury cases in Tennessee, Florida, Texas, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Alabama. He has experience in state circuit courts, general sessions court, federal district courts, and matters pending in multi-district litigation panels.

Alan also advises health care providers and handles administrative and peer review matters. He has tried numerous jury cases to verdict and has also handled mediation and arbitration proceedings. Alan has also handled multiple appellate arguments, including several cases which have become published appellate decisions. Whether it be a “slip and fall” personal injury case or complex birth injury case, Alan prioritizes outworking his adversary, keeping his clients well-informed, and providing excellent representation in order to obtain the best possible results.

C. Bennett Harrison

C. Bennett Harrison, Partner, Cornelius and Collins, LLP

C. Bennett Harrison joined Cornelius and Collins, LLP in 1983 and is partner in the firm. The focus of his practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of professional liability, commercial law, entertainment law, bankruptcy. Ben represents plaintiffs and defendants, and is admitted to practice in all state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is also certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.

With over forty years of litigation experience, Ben is adept at resolving a broad range of civil disputes and he has handled a considerable amount of professional liability cases. In the healthcare field, Ben has litigated numerous malpractice claims for healthcare professionals and hospitals. He also resolves credentialing issues between doctors and hospitals, and commercial disputes out of the practice of medicine. 

Clint Kelly

Clinton L. Kelly, Attorney, The Kelly Firm

Clint Kelly received his Diploma from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1986; Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College in 1990; and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Memphis University in 1993 where he served on the Law Review and Moot Court Board. He was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1993. He has been plaintiff’s counsel in over 50 medical malpractice jury trials in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Parke Morris

Parke Morris, Attorney, Parke Morris Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect and Catastrophic Personal Injury

A former defense lawyer who clerked for two appellate judges after law school, Parke Morris has represented families and individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries for over 20 years. Parke’s legal practice spans the entire state of Tennessee, and he is one of the few attorneys in Tennessee to obtain seven-figure verdicts or settlements in each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions (Western/Middle/Eastern).

Serving as lead counsel, Parke obtained the first nursing home negligence verdict ever recorded in Shelby County (Memphis), Tennessee and in 2018, Parke was lead counsel in the first medical negligence verdict (involving a Stage IV sacral pressure injury) in the history of Gaston County (Gastonia), NC. Since 2003, Parke, serving as lead counsel, has obtained more than $70 million for his clients in settlements/verdicts.

Chris Tardio

Chris Tardio, Attorney, Gideon Essary Tardio & Carter

Chris Tardio has been representing health care providers and entities since 2004 in a wide variety of matters. He has represented the largest health care companies in the world, medical groups and clinics across the state, and individual physicians from Bristol to Memphis, in virtually all types of matters in federal court, state court, and administrative tribunals. He is also licensed in Kentucky and regularly represents health care providers in South Central and Western Kentucky. Clients trust Chris with matters from the most complex to the most simple.

Holly Wade

Holly Wade, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Former Clinical Director, Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP)

Holly Wade, LCSW is the former clinical director of TLAP. Experienced in all levels of care in mental health, she began her career in Connecticut working in a psychiatric stabilization hospital and has also worked in a community mental health outpatient setting and a primary care setting in Tennessee. Holly currently runs a private practice in Memphis and is the West TN Branch Chair of NASW—TN. Her training includes specialty training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, Meditation training with Jack Kornfield, PhD and Dr. Dan Siegel, and The Daring Way Treatment model developed by Brené Brown, LMSW, PhD. Holly has the unique experience of working in mental health across the state of TN, having lived in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis. Holly has presented on various topics related to mental health in the legal field and is the daughter of an attorney.

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