Tennessee Health Care Filings By Judicial District for 2012 – 2013

The number of Tennessee health care liability lawsuits (formerly known as medical malpractice lawsuits) remains over 30% lower than it was just five years ago.  What follows is a list of the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in each of the Tennessee judicial circuits in the one year period ending on June 30, 2013.

Of course, the mere filing of a lawsuit does not mean that the claim will be successful.  Although precise data on this point is hard to come by, only about 20% of health care liability claims ultimately result in any payment to the patient.  Your odds of filing a successful claim increase if you have an experienced medical malpractice lawyer evaluate your case and, if the case is determined to have merit, pursue your case via an out-of-court settlement or trial.

Here is the data:

Tennessee Medical Malpractice Filings for the Year Ending June 30, 2013
Judicial Circuit  County or Counties in the Judicial Circuit Number of Filings
1st  Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, and Washington  8
2nd  Sullivan 20
3rd  Green, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins 1
4th Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier 2
5th Blount 1
6th Knox 40
7th Anderson 2
8th Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott, and Union 6
9th Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, and Roane 1
10th Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk 9
11th Hamilton 27
12th Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rhea, and Sequatchie 3
13th Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, and White 7
14th Coffee 2
15th Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson 7
16th Cannon and Rutherford 15
17th Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, and Moore 1
18th Sumner 11
19th Montgomery and Robertson 4
20th Davidson 58
21st Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson 1
22nd Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne 5
23rd Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, and Stewart 7
24th Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin, and Henry 5
25th Fayette, Hardeman, Lauderdale, McNairy, and Tipton 2
26th Chester, Henderson, and Madison 9
27th Obion and Weakley 7
28th Crockett, Gibson, and Haywood 3
29th Dyer and Lake 2
30th Shelby 119
31st Warren 0

There were a  total of 385 medical malpractice filings for the year ending June 30, 2013.   

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