Monthly Archives: April 2022
Elder abuse is a persistent problem across the United States and Tennessee, with much of that taking place in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The statistics are sobering: 10% of older Americans are subject to abuse or neglect each year, according to the Department of Justice. Sadly, Tennessee ranks near the bottom of… Read More »
“Comparative Negligence” In Tennessee Medical Malpractice: Can A Patient Be Partly At Fault In A Health Care Negligence Claim?
You may already be familiar with the concept of medical malpractice, and when a doctor or other healthcare provider may be responsible – professionally and financially – for an injury caused by negligence. The trickier issues in these cases typically include how a medical injury was caused, and at times whether the patient may… Read More »
Medical malpractice lawsuits – known as health care liability actions in Tennessee – allege that a health care provider caused an injury related to health care services (or failed to act in some way when providing a health care service). The term “health care provider” includes doctors, hospitals, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacy… Read More »