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Jordan v. Baptist Three Rivers Hospital
Tennessee Supreme Court
984 S.W.2d 593 (1999)
Martha Jordan (plaintiff), as a surviving child and administratrix of the estate of her mother, Mary Sue Douglas, filed a medical malpractice action against Baptist Three Rivers Hospital and Drs. Mark Anderson, Noel Dominguez, and Patrick Murphy (defendants) alleging they negligently caused Douglas’s death. Jordan sought damages for loss of consortium. The defendants moved for a judgment on the pleadings alleging that Tennessee law did not allow damages for loss of parental consortium. The trial court agreed and dismissed Jordan’s complaint. Jordan appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Holder, J.)
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