Health Law Section

This section works to further the knowledge of its members in federal, state and local health care law. The section also sponsors the nationally known annual Health Law Forum, as well as the primer course for attorneys new to the health law practice.

Immediate Past Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P....
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
1211 Union Ave Ste 700
Memphis, TN 38104
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis...
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Lawsuit Claims Vandy Doctors Operated on Wrong Kidney

A woman sued Vanderbilt University Medical Center today, alleging the hospital operated on her wrong kidney during a surgery — a mistake so rare and preventable that medical experts call it a "never event," The Tennessean reports. Carla Miller claims that Vanderbilt doctors were supposed to implant a small mesh tube extending from her left kidney through her urinary system to her bladder during a surgery. Instead, doctors mistakenly implanted the tube in her right kidney, then ran it through the wrong half of her body. Miller’s lawsuit asks for more than $25 million in damages.
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Pain Management Conglomerate with Tennessee Clinics Facing Several Lawsuits

A pain management conglomerate with clinics in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina that was raided late last year by the FBI is now facing several lawsuits, The Charlotte Observer reports. Investigators say that the Pain Management Associates of the Carolinas liberally dispensed unnecessary opioids to patients without proper evaluation, with a former employee going further, accusing the company of completing the evaluations as a “mere formality” and that it would see patients for just a couple minutes, then bill Medicare at a higher rate. The company also goes by FirstChoice Healthcare and Oaktree Medical Centre.

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