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Medical Proof Requirements in Personal Injury Suits: Making Your Case in Tennessee

Author: Tennessee Attorneys Memo

Category: Online Legal/Law Training > Continuing Legal Education

Earn 1 hour of CLE credit as Laura Baker, with the Law Offices of John Day, discusses how to prove damages in personal injury cases. Topics include expert proof of causation, the more likely than not standard, pre-existing conditions, proving the effects of an injury, permanency, lost wages and e...

Keywords: TAM, Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Legal, law, CLE, continuing legal education, medical proof requirements, personal injury, PI

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Table of Contents:

Simple injuries

Expert proof of causation

More likely than not standard

Pre-existing conditions

Proving the effects of an injury:


Lost wages and earning capacity

Scarring and disfigurement

Pain and suffering (past and future)

Emotional injuries (parasitic and stand-alone claims)

How do you prove medical bills?

Reasonableness, necessity, and relatedness

Attaching medical bills to the complaint (Tenn. Code Ann. § 24-5-113(a)).

Presumption of reasonableness of medical bills (Tenn. Code Ann. §24-5-113(b)).

Familiarity with the usual and customary charges

Collateral Source Rule

Medical Expense Summaries (Tenn. R. Evid. 1006).

Future medical expenses

Diagnostic tests

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