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Thomas Randel Greer

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  • Does a notice of claim of medical malpractice require specific allegations or only that medical malpractice allegedly occurred?

    TCA 29-26-121 specifies that the claimant "shall give written notice of the potential claim." Does the notice require some details of the specific allegations or only a generic statement that medical malpractice has allegedly occurred?

    Thomas’s Answer

    The information required in the notice is VERY specific, as is the manner in which the notice must be sent. This is all set forth in the statute. I would not recommend that anyone attempt to provide pre-suit notice unless they have consulted with an experienced Tennessee medical malpractice attorney. An error in pre-suit notice can be fatal to your claim.

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  • Getting attorney from insurance

    How do I get an attorney from my insurance company to handle a claim? I was in a wreck that I think the other party is at fault. They ended up making a claim on my insurance policy. My insurance agent called and talked like they would investigate ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    If you think the other driver was at fault and you were injured in the wreck, you need to consult with your own attorney. The insurance company will only provide you a lawyer if you get sued.

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  • I recently realized symptoms I suffered with nearly a year ago & for about a year were actually related to my taking Pradaxa...

    ...and not from my stomach ulcers or other illnesses. My symptoms were SEVERE stomach pains; brownish-red & black stools; dizziness; numbness & pain left side (neck, arm, shoulder & fingers); and stroke-like face and lip quizzers. I was hospitaliz...

    Thomas’s Answer

    The best advice is to call an experienced defective drug attorney. There are several known problems with Pradaxa, including excessive bleeding and heart problems. Follow the link below to watch an informative video about Pradaxa.

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  • I was enduced on 7/6/12&had a 31.5wk baby cuz my dr overlookd a sono tht nformd my due date changn to 9/9/12 do i hve a case

    At d begn'n of my pregnancy I was see'n a different dr but tht dr didnt meet my needs so I trnsferrd to the dr tht induced me too early.Whn I transferrd I gt my mdical recrds frm my old dr&took to my new dr.My new dr saw notes frm my old dr tht my...

    Thomas’s Answer

    The best advice anyone can give you is to contact an experienced Tennessee birth injury lawyer. Tennessee has the shortest statute of limitations for birth related injuries in the country. Moreover, these types of cases can be extremely complex and are virtually impossible to handle without help from a lawyer.

    To get you started, feel free to download my free book When Tragedy Strikes: What Every Tennessee Parent Needs to Know About Birth Injuries, by following the link below. My website also has several videos, articles, blog posts, and FAQs pertaining to birth injuries and medical malpractice.

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  • My husband was in an auto accident. The driver of the car that hit my husband was not the owner of the car.

    The ins co that covers the car will not pay because the driver is not the owner. What do we need to do? My husband was not at fault.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Most auto insurance policies cover a "permissive" driver. The insurance company's position may be due to the fact that the driver of the car did not have "permission" to use the car and therefore is not covered. More likely, however, the insurance company is simply hoping that you will accept its position and not file a claim.

    If in fact there is no coverage for the driver under the owner's policy, there may be other avenues to pursue. For instance, do you know if the driver has a policy that might provide coverage? Finally, if neither the driver or owner truly have coverage, you may have uninsured motorist coverage under your own auto insurance policy that might provide coverage. You probably need to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney about these issues.

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  • I recently got in a car accident and I have no insurance but the one who hit me has insurance what will happen ?

    I have no insurance and it was not my fault

    Thomas’s Answer

    If you were not at fault, the other driver's insurance company will be required to pay for the damage to your car and for your medical bills, lost wages, etc. I agree with the previous comment that you should avoid giving a statement to the adjuster until after you have consulted with and perhaps retained a lawyer. Because you did not have insurance, you likely received a citation and may have to pay a fine.

    Feel free to follow the link below to download a copy of a my free report pertaining to auto accidents. The book provides information on what to expect following an auto accident and tips on how to hire the right attorney for your case. Good luck.

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  • Friend of mine fell down my front steps she hurt back but it was wet and she had flip flops on now trying to make landlord pay

    Her boyfriend even told me she is fine but she is trying to get temporary disability

    Thomas’s Answer

    Your landlord would be responsible for your friend's injury only if the property was in an unreasonably dangerous condition, the landlord had notice of the dangerous condition, and the landlord failed to act reasonably to fix the problem. The person who fell would also have to prove that her injuries were caused by the fall. Based on your submission, it is not clear whether the steps were defective or dangerous, or whether your friend simply slipped due to her own carelessness.

    For a more detailed explanation of Tennessee premises liability law follow the link below.

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  • How long do i have to file a melpratice suit

    on may 26 2009 i had a emerancy c- section,but i had been going to the same doctor during my preg.but during my c -section they cut me 14 inchs up and down,and i got real sick after it,and a doctor never come in and seen me for the 3 days i was in...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Believe it or not, the simply question "How long do I have to file a malpractice lawsuit in Tennessee?" can be difficult to answer. The safest thing to do is to take action within one year of the injury. Please follow the link below to an article I wrote on the subject. It provides a more detailed explanation of the time limitations in a medical malpractice case.

    However, you should not attempt to evaluate the statute of limitations or file a medical malpractice case on your own. There are lots of procedural traps that can cause your lawsuit to be dismissed, so the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to call an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

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  • Someone hit my car and totaled it ,I have a title loan on it, what do I do?

    They rear ended me from behind

    Thomas’s Answer

    If there is a balance left on the loan, you will be responsible for the amount despite the fact that your car is totaled. If you have auto insurance coverage, the insurance company will either pay to have the car repaired or will pay you the value of the car, which can sometimes be less than the amount owed. Your insurance company will then attempt to collect money from the insurance company of the person who caused the wreck. If you do not have insurance and the person who hit your car does have insurance, that person's insurance company should pay.

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  • My husband was in a serious burn accident, he was taken to the local hospital, he had 3rd. degree burns.

    He was admitted and they preformed a skin graft from his left thigh to his shoulder, he was sent home a week later he was taken back to the local hospital with excessive bleeding from his thigh, his legs and burns were grossley infected, he was th...

    Thomas’s Answer

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    From you question, it looks like you potentially have two separate issues.

    First, if your husband's burn injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or the occurred at work, he has a potential lawsuit against the negligent third party and/or his employer that could help pay for medical bills and lost wages. If this is the case, the negligent third-party and/or his employer would likely be responsible for all the medical bills, including the additional bills caused by the negligence of the hospital, if any. It is also possible that the hospital could be brought into the lawsuit as well under this scenario.

    Second, if the original injuries were not caused by the negligence of some third party and did not occur on the job, he may have a claim against the hospital and/or doctors who treated him for medical malpractice. It is impossible to determine based on your submission whether you have a medical malpractice claim or not. Medical malpractice cases are expensive, complex, and very difficult to win.

    I recommend you contact an experience personal injury attorney in your area to advise you further. Most attorneys offer a free consultation.

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