A recent study gives yet another reason of why it is difficult for a plaintiff to win a medical malpractice case in Nashville.
MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center has released a study that states that puts health care industry’s annual economic impact in Nashville at $30 billion. That represents an increase of 60 percent since 2004. The number of jobs in teh Nashville MSA directly tied to the health care industry has grown from 94,000 to more than 110,000.
The study reports that "[m]ore than 56 major health care companies (public and private) have chosen Nashville as their home, and seven of the nation’s 12 leading for-profit acute care hospital companies are located in Nashville, controlling more than one-third of the investor-owned hospitals in the United States."