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

Chattanooga Doc Who Scammed Servicemembers Can Retain Medical License

A Chattanooga-area doctor who admitted to writing at least 1,000 bogus prescriptions for expensive skin cream as part of a cross-country scheme to swindle the military will be allowed to continue practicing medicine in Tennessee, the Tennessean reports. Dr. Carl Lindblad pleaded guilty to his role in a prescription fraud conspiracy last year. State health officials this month suspended Lindblad's medical license for at least three months. He can have the suspension lifted at a later date if he completes an ethics course and agrees to have his medical practice monitored by an outside company.
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Attorney Says Vanderbilt Medical Center at Fault in Case of Reckless Homicide

An attorney for nurse RaDonda Vaught, charged with reckless homicide after a medication error killed an elderly patient at the hospital two years ago, said that Vanderbilt University Medical Center “bears a large part of the fault," The Tennessean reports. Vaught has admitted she made an error, but her prosecution has infuriated many in the nursing community who believe she is being punished for an honest mistake. Attorney Peter Strianse also partly blamed the death on electronic medication dispensing cabinets that are used at Vanderbilt and common at most hospitals.
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