No. A civil warrant is a court document issued by General Sessions Court in Tennessee. it is the court designated for handling claims up to $25,000 without a jury. The use of the term "warrant" is similar to the term warrant used in criminal cases. However, the effect is very...View More
In Tennessee, there is no law that requires a manufacturer to provide replacement parts for a product for any length of time. That is considered a matter for the marketplace - meaning if a manufactuer sells a product and then cannot provide parts for it, the market will likely determine that the...View More
Our family filed a claim against the state of tennessee for wrongful death. Our brother was allowed to die in prison, as a result of in-adequate medical attention. The claims commissioner along with the state attorney General has said that I cannot assist my mother who is feeble, with legal... View More
The first thing to keep in mind is that the attorney general does not represent you, and are not in a position to give you legal advice. If your mother requests your help, you are certainly within your rights to assist her with understanding and completing legal documents. In Tennessee, a person...View More
If the question is how to enforce future medical treatment after a settlement, the answer is first to make the request of the insurance company or employer in your case before seeking treatment. If they will not agree to approve the treatment, the next step is to file a request for assistance with...View More
The real answer to this question depends on the nature of the case. it is not the most efficient way of handling matters, but under present law, it is the system we have to work with. My experience is that Department of Labor specialists generally work hard to try and help when they can....View More
In Tennessee, a lawsuit must be filed within one year of the date you knew or should have known that a medical professional committed harm that resulted in you being injured. In medical malpractice cases, the one year date can often be a date later than the surgery. Instead, look to when you...View More
And take a medication that is completely contraindacated per the Prescribers Guide, and refuses to prescribe any different medication that is for a legitimate medical NEED, is he/she responsible for damages that result unquestionably from the instructing and prescribing of given specific... View More
Under Tennessee law, doctors are considered the gatekeepers for making good medical decisions about prescribing appropriate medication. To be malpractice, a doctor must act in a way that falls below the generally accepted minimum standards for practice in that area of medicine in that community....View More
In Tennessee, most attorneys who work on a contingency fee agreement calculate their fee based on the total recovery from the case, not the net after expenses or bills are taken out. The specific way in which an attorney in your case will operate is based on your agreement with that attorney. You...View More
The short answer is yes. Tennessee law provides that certain costs are paid by the responsible party in some cases. Generally, it is the custom of attorneys in Tennessee that the party deemed responsible for causing the harm will normally pay the court costs. The law also allows you to include...View More
Generally, insurance companies determine the status of being insured as of the time a claim happens. If you are involved in an event, like a collision, a homeowners disaster, or some other event, whether or not insurance will cover that depends on whether you had coverage before the event...View More
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