What is the number of personal injury and wrongful death cases that are filed every year in Tennessee state courts?
For the year ended June 30, 2010 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) these were 10,469 tort cases filed. (Tort case include all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice cases). Included in that total are 324 medical malpractice cases.
There were 263 tort cases tried to a jury in the year ended June 30, 2010, Thirty (30) of those trials were medical malpractice trials.
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