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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Medical Battery

Medical battery is sometimes overlooked as a potential cause of action when one is reviewing a potential medical-malpractice claim. It shouldn't be. It is viable in Tennessee.

Here is a good case that explains the elements of medical battery in Tennessee: Blanchard v. Kellum, 975 S.W.2d 522, 524 (Tenn. 1998). It is also worth noting that no expert testimony is required in these types of cases. Id. at 523.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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