Strong medical malpractice attorneys in Tennessee are scrambling to assist clients injured by doctors and hospitals.
Several new Tennessee laws, aimed at decreasing frivolous malpractice claims, are causing a rush on the court houses throughout the state. Lawyers are running to file claims in an effort to protect victims rights to obtain compensation.
60 day grace period required. New Tennessee law requires attorneys give doctors and hospitals 60 day notice before filing the lawsuit. Enacted October 1, 2008, this new law is causing serious concern amongst medical malpractice lawyers in Tennessee and nationwide. The continued hurdles enacted by state legislature as “new laws to protect against frivolous medical malpractice claims” may discount many patients with legitimate injuries who deserve compensation.
Heather L. Ryan, Medical Malpractice News Reporter
Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.