BirdDog Law offers a large variety of free information to Tennessee lawyers and paralegals.  Among the free resources are 95 databases, one for each Tennessee county, that share information about the operation of the court system in that county.   Each database is set up in the same format for ease of use.

For example, click on the link for Williamson County.  The opening page will give you population and demographic information for the county.  The “Court Clerks and Related Information” has contact information for each court clerk, the clerks’ websites, the local rules of court, e-filing information, docket information, and filing fee information for all courts.

The “Judges” tab has biographical and contact information for all judges in the county.

Where a patient left the hospital with known pressure ulcers and no wound treatment plan, the statute of limitations for his HCLA (health care liability act, formerly known as medical malpractice) claim related to those skin wounds began to run on the day he was discharged from the hospital.

In Jackson v. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, No. M2022-00476-COA-R3-CV, 2022 WL 16545403 (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 31, 2022), patient was hospitalized at defendant hospital from August 7-24, 2020. During his time there, he “began developing skin breakdowns and pressure ulcers[.]” When patient was discharged on August 24, 2020, he was told to follow up with his primary care physician, but on September 3, patient was taken to a wound treatment center. Patient was later treated at defendant’s trauma center.

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Penny White, Joe Riley and I will be hosting our annual  15-hour seminar program again the Fall.   The program will be held in-person in Knoxville (Dec. 8-9)  and Memphis (Dec. 15-16).

Each program provides the fifteen (15) hours required CLE and includes three (3) hours of ethics/ professionalism/dual credit on Friday afternoon. You may register for both days (15 hours), one and a half days (11 hours), one day (7.5 hours), or one-half day (4 hours).  Click here for a listing of the topics addressed at the seminar.

We will also be offering the same 15 hours of CLE via video.  Those interested in remote learning can purchase all fifteen hours, individual hours, or bundles of hours.

BirdDog Law offers a large variety of free information to Tennessee lawyers and paralegals.  Among the free resources are 95 databases, one for each Tennessee county, that share information about the operation of the court system in that county.   Each database is set up in the same format for ease of use.

For example, click on the link for Wayne County.  The opening page will give you population and demographic information for the county.  The “Court Clerks and Related Information” has contact information for each court clerk, the clerks’ websites, the local rules of court, e-filing information, docket information, and filing fee information for all courts.

The “Judges” tab has biographical and contact information for all judges in the county.

BirdDog Law offers a large variety of free information to Tennessee lawyers and paralegals.  Among the free resources are 95 databases, one for each Tennessee county, that share information about the operation of the court system in that county.   Each database is set up in the same format for ease of use.

For example, click on the link for Montgomery County.  The opening page will give you population and demographic information for the county.  The “Court Clerks and Related Information” has contact information for each court clerk, the clerks’ websites, the local rules of court, e-filing information, docket information, and filing fee information for all six courts.

The “Judges” tab has biographical and contact information for all ten judges in the county.

Where an HCLA plaintiff’s expert testified at his deposition that he was not very familiar with Kingsport and that he had only reviewed information about Kingsport the night before the deposition, rather than before forming his medical opinions, the trial court did not err by excluding the expert based on the locality rule.

In Jackson v. Thibault, No. E2021-00988-COA-R3-CV, 2022 WL 14162828 (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 25, 2022), the patient underwent a hysterectomy at a hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee. Complications arose during the surgery, and the patient later went into septic shock and died. Plaintiff, who was the administrator of the patient’s estate, brought this HCLA suit alleging negligence against a number of medical providers related to the patient’s care.

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When appealing a trial court’s order dismissing or refusing to dismiss a case under the Tennessee Public Protection Act (TPPA), the appeal “must be filed within thirty days of the entry of that order.”

In Laferney v. Livesay, No. E2021-00812-COA-R3-CV, 2022 WL 14199150 (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 25, 2022), plaintiff filed multiple tort claims against multiple defendants, including libel claims against certain defendants based on their social media statements related to the death of a dog who died while in the care of plaintiff’s dog training business. The libel defendants filed motions to dismiss pursuant to the TPPA, which the trial court granted on December 10, 2020. The trial court also found that “the TPPA requires an award of attorney’s fees when an action is dismissed under that chapter” and it asked the prevailing parties’ attorneys to submit fee affidavits within fifteen days of the entry of the dismissal order. The trial court then entered an order awarding some attorneys’ fees on March 5, 2021, then due to some late filing, entered another order regarding attorneys’ fees on June 24, 2021. Plaintiff appealed the TPPA dismissal from that June 24th order.

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BirdDog Law offers a large variety of free information to Tennessee lawyers and paralegals.  Among the free resources are 95 databases, one for each Tennessee county, that share information about the operation of the court system in that county.   Each database is set up in the same format for ease of use.

For example, click on the link for Robertson County.  The opening page will give you population and demographic information for the county.  The “Court Clerks and Related Information” has contact information for each court clerk, the clerks’ websites, the local rules of court, e-filing information, docket information, and filing fee information for all six courts.

The “Judges” tab has biographical and contact information for all eight judges in the county.

Where defendant physician was employed by a state university and received no personal gain from the clinical services she rendered at a hospital, and plaintiff had brought an HCLA action based on these hospital clinical services, summary judgment pursuant to defendant’s absolute immunity under the Tennessee Claims Commission Act was affirmed.

In Parker ex rel. Parker v. Dassow, No. E2021-01402-COA-R3-CV, 2022 WL 11584155 (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 20, 2022), plaintiff filed this HCLA suit on behalf of her son. According to plaintiff, defendant physician failed to find a condition on the son’s ultrasound before he was born, which caused him permanent injuries. Plaintiff asserted that this negligent ultrasound reading occurred at Erlanger Hospital.

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BirdDog Law offers a large variety of free information to Tennessee lawyers and paralegals.  Among the free resources are 95 databases, one for each Tennessee county, that share information about the operation of the court system in that county.   Each database is set up in the same format for ease of use.

For example, click on the link for Wilson County.  The opening page will give you population and demographic information for the county.  The “Court Clerks and Related Information” has contact information for each court clerk, the clerks’ websites, the local rules of court, e-filing information, docket information, and filing fee information for all six courts.

The “Judges” tab has biographical and contact information for all eight judges in the county.

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