MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


Alix Michel is a co-founder of Michel & Ward, P.C., a general practice law firm in Chattanooga, TN with an emphasis on litigation involving professional malpractice, medical malpractice, product liability, trucking accidents and construction claims. An active litigator, Alix’s trial practice features an organ donation case tried on Court TV and other complex trials including:

Defense Verdict – Alleged wrongful death of an infant
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure to properly perform hip replacement surgery
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure to timely diagnose ovarian cancer
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure to properly perform hernia repair surgery
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure to properly perform surgery on large toe
Defense Verdict – Alleged wrongful death
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure to properly diagnose resulting in death
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure to prevent suicide
Directed Verdict – Alleged wrongful death of an infant
Summary Judgment – Alleged violation of EMTALA

In response to the growing epidemic of Rx Drug Diversion, Alix devotes a considerable amount of time helping raise awareness of this problem and has presented on various aspects of Drug Diversion to many groups including: The American Society of Medical Association Counsel, The Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association, The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, The Tennessee Medical Association, The Chattanooga/Hamilton County Medical Society, The American Health Lawyers Association, The Casualty Actuarial Society, The Cleveland MGMA, The Chattanooga MGMA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Alix has also authored and co-authored several articles on Rx Drug Diversion and has been honored to serve as an invited speaker and moderator at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit I, II & III. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine on topics such as “HIV & Confidentiality of Records” and “Preparation for Depositions.”

David Ward is a co-founder of Michel & Ward, P.C., a general practice law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee. David’s practice concentrates on medical malpractice litigation, nursing home litigation, drug and pharmaceutical issues and argument at all appellate levels. With 26 years of litigation experience, David’s practice features trials including:

Defense Verdict – Alleged wrongful death in failure to diagnose and treat acute fatty liver disease
Defense Verdict – Alleged wrongful death in failure to properly perform lung cancer surgery
Defense Verdict – Alleged wrongful death in failure to diagnose and treat myocardial infarction
Defense Verdict – Alleged wrongful death in failure to diagnose and treat pulmonary disease
Defense Verdict – Alleged wrongful death in failure to diagnose and treat colon cancer
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure to properly perform ulnar nerve surgery on hand
Defense Verdict – Alleged failure properly construct restaurant building
Summary Judgment – Alleged discrimination in HIV treatment case

Through his litigation practice, David became aware of the common pattern in the medical community of prescribing painkilling opioids as the frontline medication for everyday pain, a practice which has led to the unnecessary addiction and death of countless Americans. Realizing that this problem, which has now been recognized as an epidemic by the Centers of Disease Control, can only slowed by re-education of healthcare providers regarding the appropriate use for these powerful drugs, David has spoken about this problem and potential solutions to various groups including the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, The Tennessee Medical Association, The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and the Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association. Additionally, David has also authored and/or co-authored several articles on Rx Drug Diversion and has been honored to be an invited speaker and moderator at National Rx Drug Abuse Summit I, II & III.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
Mountain City Club
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CLE Seminar

2 hours General CLE Credit
CBA Members $55.00 / Non-Members $70.00 / Support Staff $25.00