Did your Doctor Have Permission ? Were You Properly Informed?

informed consent

As a patient in Tennessee receiving medical care, you are entitled to be properly informed and/or warned about scope and/or risks of treatment.  This is referred to as "informed consent" within the legal and medical community.  The matter of Shadrick v. Coker, 963 S.W.2d 726 involved an issue of whether a physician properly informed the patient of the scope of a surgical procedure and if patient provided informed consent.  The issue for the Tennessee Supreme Court was whether the plaintiffs, … [Read more...]

Statute of Limitations on Products Liability in Tennessee

Dangerous product

In the matter of, Spence v. Miles Laboratories, Inc., 810 F. Supp. 952 (E.D. Tenn. 1992), a hemophiliac, who allegedly contracted acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) from blood clotting factor concentrate, and his wife sued manufacturer of clotting factor. This Court had previously denied a motion by defendant Miles Laboratories, Inc. (“Miles”) for summary judgment. The case came before the Court on Miles' motion to reconsider. Wynne Spence was born with hemophilia, an inherited … [Read more...]

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