Tennessee governor to get bill limiting medical malpractice
The Tennessean, April 25, 2008
A bill that aims to make it harder to file frivolous malpractice lawsuits has sailed through the Tennnessee Senate and is headed toward the governor's desk for approval. The bill requires attorneys to have a qualified medical expert sign off on the merits of their case within 90 days of filing suit, and requires that doctors receive 60 days' notice before a lawsuit is filed. Various forms of legislation have been working its way through the state legislature for several years, and the final version won praise from doctors and malpractice attorneys alike.