Tennessee Court Rejects Health Care Liability Action With Improper Notice

By February 10, 2017 September 15th, 2018 Medical Malpractice Attorney

With the passage of several recent laws in Tennessee, plaintiffs seeking to bring claims against doctors and health care facilities must meet stringent requirements for providing notice and information to potential defendants. When these procedural requirements are not met, plaintiffs can be prevented from seeking relief and have their claims dismissed. In a recent case before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, one such claim was dismissed after a plaintiff failed to provide proper notice to defendants under the laws. The plaintiff brought claims on behalf of her husband, who died while receiving medical treatment at Cumberland Medical Center. He was admitted for fatigue, and a urinalysis was conducted. It was quickly discovered that the plaintiff’s husband was experiencing kidney failure, and he was admitted. After almost a week in the hospital, the doctors remarked that it was unfortunate that the plaintiff’s husband’s medical beliefs prevented him from…
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