IN RE ESTATE OF CHARLES B. LEHMAN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 29, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James S. Higgins, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Herschel Charles Lehman.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; William E. Young, Solicitor General; and Heather C. Ross, Senior Counsel, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DINKINS

Claimant filed a claim with the Tennessee Claims Commission to recover for the wrongful death of his father, a resident of Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute; the Commission awarded damages for loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and medical and funeral expenses. Claimant appeals the amount of damages awarded for loss of consortium and pain and suffering. We affirm the damages awarded for loss of consortium and modify the award of damages for pain and suffering.

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