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

Doctors Nationwide are Suing Patients Who Post Negative Reviews Online

A nationwide trend is emerging among doctors and hospitals, who are increasingly taking patients to court for posting negative comments and reviews on social media, USA Today reports. Recent cases include a Cleveland, Ohio-based physician, who is suing a former patient for defamation after she posted negative reviews about her nose job, an Arizona medical practice that successfully sued a singer who used her own website to criticize her doctors and a Michigan hospital that sued an elderly patient’s daughters and granddaughter over a Facebook post.
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Vanderbilt Medical-Legal Pilot Project Helps Older Adults

A new pilot project involving Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center aims to help older adults who need advance care plans and health care power of attorney documents. The project, called the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, is underwritten by Nashville’s West End Home Foundation and will provide those documents free of charge to those in need. The program is also valuable for students, giving nursing students training in having difficult health care conversations as well as vital real-world experience for law students.
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