CHARLES WEBB and EVANGELINE WEBB, Individually and as Husband and Wife v. CHARLES ROBERSON, M.D., ET AL.

In this interlocutory appeal, Plaintiffs challenge the constitutionality of Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-26-121, which requires a medical malpractice claimant to provide certain notice sixty days prior to filing suit. We conclude that Tennessee Code Annotated section 29-26-121 is not an unconstitutional infringement upon the courts’ rule-making authority, that it is not preempted by HIPAA, and that it does not violate the equal protection and due process provisions of state and federal law. Affirmed and Remanded.

Attorney 1: 

Louis P. Chiozza, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee; Steven R. Walker, Oakland, TN, for the appellants, Charles Webb and Evangeline Webb

Attorney 2: 

Marty R. Phillips, John O. Alexander, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellees, Charles Roberson, M.D. and Charles Roberson, M.D., P.C.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, William E. Young, Solicitor General, Stephanie A. Bergmeyer, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, TN, for the appellee, State of Tennessee

Jennifer S. Harrison, Memphis, TN, for the appellees, Sabrina Greer, R.N., Brandy Madden, R.N., Jerry Ray, R.N., Tina Cox, R.N., Michael Maharrey, R.N. and AMISUB (SFH), Inc., d/b/a St. Francis Hospital

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