Tennessee Medical Malpractice Law Changes

John Day writes a blog post on the new Tennessee medical malpractice lawsuit notice requirement and the new certificate of merit requirement.

I’m not sure of the thinking as to why you have to give a doctor notice before you file a malpractice lawsuit although that has always been the law in Tennessee. As to the certificate of merit change, I also can’t see the wisdom in requiring the certificate of merit to be filed with the lawsuit. Maybe there is a reason beyond just making life more difficult for the malpractice lawyer but I can’t see what it is.