Legal-Medical Relations Committee

This Committee reviews complaints that are forwarded to TBA by the Board of Professional Responsibility pursuant to the Medical-Legal Code of Cooperation and its grievance procedure.

Chair
Parker & Crofford
1230 Second Ave., South
Nashville, TN 37210
(615)244-2445

Comptroller: Paperwork Making TennCare Harder Than Necessary for Vulnerable Enrollees

Investigators from the Tennessee Comptroller’s office said that an overly complicated, 98-page renewal form is making it difficult for low-income enrollees to maintain their health coverage, WPLN reports. The investigation was requested by House Speaker Beth Harwell, and revealed that TennCare routinely requests information from enrollees that the agency already knows, and that enrollees sometimes don’t even receive their forms. Michele Johnson from the Tennessee Justice Center said that the forms are so dense and complicated that doctors and lawyers regularly call their offices for help.
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Shelby County Man Wins $140 Million Lawsuit Against Testosterone Drug Maker

Jeffrey Konrad of Collierville has been awarded more than $140 million in a lawsuit against the makers of AndroGel, a testosterone drug he claims gave him a heart attack, The Commercial Appeal reports. Konrad’s attorneys argued in federal court that drug maker AbbVie Inc., misrepresented the risks associated with the drug. Konrad had been prescribed AndroGel by his doctor for conditions attributed to low testosterone levels.
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