The Tennessee Court of Appeals released its decision in Forsythe v. Jackson Madison Cnty. Gen. Hosp. Dist., No. W2021-01228-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 28, 2022). The syllabus from the opinion reads:
The trial court granted the defendant medical providers summary judgment on the basis of the plaintiff’s failure to comply with the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act’s pre-suit notice and good faith certificate requirements. On appeal, the plaintiff, an employee of the defendants, argues that her claim does not relate to the provision of health care services and that she was therefore not required to give pre-suit notice or file a good faith certificate. Because we conclude that the trial court did not err in determining that the claim is related to the provision of health care services, we affirm.
Here is a link to the slip opinion:
NOTE: This decision demonstrates how broad the definition of a "health care liability action" (HCLA) can be under Tenn. Code Ann. sec. 29-26-101(a)(1). When it doubt, treat these iffy cases like they are HCLAs—just to be safe.