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

TVA Contractor Faces Another Lawsuit in Coal Ash Cleanup

Jacobs Engineering, a contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority to supervise cleanup of the nation's largest coal ash spill, is facing another lawsuit over allegations that disaster relief workers weren't properly protected, Knoxnews reports. Attorney John Dupree this week filed in Roane County Circuit Court a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of 119 workers and their family members who say they were sickened by exposure to the toxins in coal ash and on behalf of the survivors of five workers who died before the latest lawsuit was filed. In at least one of those deaths, the lawsuit alleges, an autopsy has confirmed the worker died from coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung, even though the worker had never worked in a coal mine. 
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Franklin-based Firm to Pay $17 Million in Healthcare Fraud Settlement

Franklin-based Acadia Healthcare will pay $17 million in what the Department of Justice says is the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of West Virginia, the Nashville Post reports. The settlement resolves a lawsuit that accused the behavioral health care company of defrauding Medicaid of $8.5 million through a lab testing scheme in seven of its drug addiction treatment centers in West Virginia. As part of the settlement, Acadia and its chain of clinics have entered into a five-year corporate integrity agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that requires the company to maintain a compliance program, implement a risk assessment program and hire an outside organization to review Medicaid claims.
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