Woman Suing Johnson City Asks Court to Strike Physician's Testimony - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Jul 29, 2019
The attorney for the plaintiff in a personal injury case against Johnson City where a city-owned tractor collided with the woman’s car causing her shoulder injuries is now asking that her physician’s testimony be struck from record, the Johnson City Press reports. The lawyer for Theresa Doty argues that Dr. Gregory Stewart, who performed Doty's shoulder surgery following the accident, is being used by defense attorneys to circumvent Tennessee’s collateral source rule, muddying the waters between the plaintiff's medical expense calculations and those proffered by a consulting firm for the city. Doty is suing the municipality for up to $300,000, including $204,196 in hospital charges, while the defense argues that medical expenses — based on estimates from the city’s consulting firm — should be around $39,952.