Posts tagged "Tennessee"

Jun 7, 2022
Doctors, Politicians Battle Over COVID Disinformation, Standard of Care

A growing number of state medical boards have been pushing back against the minority of healthcare professionals spreading dangerous COVID-19 disinformation and prescribing unproven coronavirus treatments. They are increasingly meeting resistance from conservative lawmakers. “Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension […]

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Feb 28, 2017
Group Supports Administrative Compensation System in Tennessee

Patients for Fair Compensation Continues Push for Administrative Solution to Medical Malpractice Claims in Tennessee Patients for Fair Compensation is making another push to change the way medical professional liability claims are adjudicated against physicians in Tennessee. The state’s medical association, trial bar and largest insurer of physician liability are saying, no way. Founded in […]

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Jan 27, 2012
Tennessee General Assembly Looking at More Tort Reform to Lower Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums

Last year was a banner year for the passage of state-level tort reforms. In fact, the American Tort Reform Society pronounced 2011 to be the “most productive year for the enactment of meaningful state civil justice reforms in recent memory.” All together, more than 30 new tort reform measures were enacted in states across the […]

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May 2, 2011
More Tennessee Med Mal Tort Reform Possible

Side Note: In 2008, Tennessee passed legislation that required a patient to obtain a “certificate of good faith” for their medical malpractice case in order to proceed with the case. This has dramatically reduced the number of med mal cases filed in the state. Since 2008, the number of med mal lawsuits filed has dropped […]

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Apr 13, 2011
Tennessee Med Mal Reform

Side Note: Governor Bill Haslam is working on med mal reform in the state of Tennessee. His proposal, which has been fairly well-received by some and not so well-received by others, proposes caps on med mal damages, which we here at are in favor of supporting. Governor Haslam’s proposal originally recommended a $500,000 cap […]

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