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Friday, July 25, 2008

Flax v. DaimlerChrysler

Yesterday the Tennessee Supreme Court relased its opinions (yes, there's four in all) in Flax v. DaimlerChrysler, M2005-01768-SC-R11-cv (Tenn. July 24, 2008).

Here's the link to the opinions:

Justice Holder authored the majority opinion.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Ever have a question about the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act ("EMTALA"). I do. Here's a link with answers to EMTALA FAQs:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Word "Shall"

Every lawyer I know has heard that the word "shall" means something is mandatory. However, do you have a cite to support that statement? You do in Tennessee, to wit: Stubbs v. State, 393 S.W.2d 150, 154 (Tenn. 1965) (citing Louisville & N.R. Co. v. Hammer, 236 S.W.2d 971, 973 (Tenn. 1951)).
Hope this helps.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

More Medical Research Sites

Here's some research sites from the American College of Surgeons ("ACS"). The ACS's Web site is a valuable resource for researching surgery-related questions and related matters.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Patient Dies in Psychiatric ER

This is the reason that trial lawyers are needed. If hospitals are not held accountable for actions like this -- in court -- they won't do anything about it.

Here's what I am writing about: