Thursday, February 18, 2021
Not every Tennessee health care liability case requires expert testimony on the issue of whether the defendant violated the standard of care, John Day writes in his column this month. He explains about the "common knowledge" exception, and somehow works in a description of a fly floating in buttermilk! He's talking about when medical negligence is so obvious, it's as plain as that fly, or as "a sponge left in the gut; the eye cut when performing an appendectomy." Day reviews the recent decision in Jackson v. Burrell to further explain. You really should read "Flies, Buttermilk and Malpractice" (if only to see the fly).
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