Dedmon is Dead

We have now received the long-awaited decision from the Tennessee Supreme Court in Dedmon v. Steelman.  The Court declined to extend the holding in West v. Shelby County Health Care Corp. to personal injury cases.  West held that “reasonable charges” for medical services under Tennessee’s Hospital Lien Act are the discounted amounts a hospital acccepts as full payment from patients’ private insurers, not the full, undiscounted amounts billed to patients.   Read more