Medical Malpractice Defense

Our firm’s aggressive defense of these claims is valued by hospitals, physicians and other health care providers who are pleased to have a defense team that is willing to stand with them in defense of their professional decisions.

We regularly provide medical malpractice defense practice representation for a 12-hospital health care system with a regional presence in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Our medical malpractice lawyers also defend physicians and physician groups in numerous medical specialties including:

  • Anesthesiology;
  • Cardiology;
  • Emergency Medicine;
  • Neurology; Neurosurgery
  • Pathology;
  • Primary Care Medicine;
  • Radiology;
  • Surgery;
  • Urology.
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pulmonology

We also represent physician extenders that are named in lawsuits, including nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants, and nurse anesthetists.  We have defended other health care providers including dentists, oral surgeons, psychologists, physical therapists, and optometrists.

The firm also represents nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in negligence suits. Each medical malpractice lawyer at our firm has extensive knowledge about state surveys, staffing requirements, and state and federal regulations that are frequently included in the nursing home cases.

Because of the relationships we have developed over the years, we are able to secure excellent expert witnesses to evaluate the lawsuits against our clients, and to testify at trial on behalf of our clients.

We have long standing relationships with the major insurance companies which provide malpractice coverage in Tennessee and Virginia, including State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, CNA Insurance Company, Lexington Insurance Company, Hudson Insurance Company, and Cincinnati Insurance Company.

Jimmie C. Miller is Practice Chair