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Tennessee Medical Malpractice Law Changes

John Day writes a blog post on the new Tennessee medical malpractice lawsuit notice requirement and the new certificate of merit requirement.

I’m not sure of the thinking why you have to give a doctor notice before you file a malpractice lawsuit, although that has always been the law in Tennessee. As to the certificate of merit change, I also can’t see the wisdom in requiring the certificate of merit to be filed with the lawsuit. Maybe there is a reason beyond just making life more difficult for the malpractice lawyer, but I can’t see what it is.

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