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

Haslam Announces Dismissal of Clover Bottom Lawsuit, 22 Years Later

Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the dismissal of the Clover Bottom lawsuit, ending two decades of litigation and court oversight of intellectual disabilities services in the state, Humphrey on the Hill reports from a state Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities release. The case was first filed in 1995 over the conditions at three state development centers, including Clover Bottom in Nashville. U.S. District Chief Judge Waverly Crenshaw dismissed the case after he found that the state had complied with all conditions of a court approved plan to improve services and quality of life for citizens with disabilities. 
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Tennessee Congressional Delegation Calls for Change After ‘Unacceptable’ VA Hospital Report

Members of both parties from Tennessee’s Congressional delegation called for changes to be made to the Memphis VA Medical Center, after a report emerged about its poor conditions, The Tennessean reports. The VA’s internal ratings placed the Memphis location among the worst the in country, and documents show that medical care provided there resulted in unintended amputations, paralyzations and more. Both U.S. Rep. David Kustoff, R-Germantown, and Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, referred to the conditions as “malpractice,” and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, called it “unacceptable.”
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