Post 15 addresses the changes to Tennessee law concerning the proper way to give notice to potential defendants in medical malpractice cases and the changes in the law concerning the certificate of good faith.
I have addressed this legislation in several other posts (here is a post with a complete summary) and need not repeat what I have published in the past. For those of you who are involved in medical negligence litigation I suggest you read my article on this legislation in the July 2009 edition of the Tennessee Bar Journal.
The predecessor to this law came into effect last October and has resulted in a significant decrease in the number of medical malpractice case filings. As I wrote in June, the number of filings for the first eight months after the original law law passed are down 60% over a year earlier.
Clink on the link to read Public Acts 2009, Public Chapter 425. Click on the Legislation 2009 Category to see additional changes to Tennessee statutory law in 2009.