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Man who killed father sues psychiatrists, nurse practitioner for malpractice

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man who killed his father during a psychotic episode has filed a lawsuit claiming his psychiatrists and a nurse practitioner failed to properly treat his mental illness, nor insure his ongoing treatment when his primary psychiatrist left his practice and leaving his case for a new doctor. A Williamson County [...]

May 15th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Cummings Manookian files multi-million dollar medical malpractice suit against HCA National Medical Director

NASHVILLE, TN (News Channel 5) - While a man who admitted to killing his father remains in a state mental institution, his lawyer said a sudden change in his medication caused him to commit the crime. Now a malpractice suit aims to prove those claims, and hold two doctors and a nurse at Centennial Psychiatric Associates [...]

May 13th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Cummings Manookian Sues HCA Chief for Recklessness And Negligence

 NASHVILLE, TN (THE TENNESSEAN) BY STACEY BARCHENGER - A man who fatally stabbed his father during a psychotic episode last year is suing his doctors at a TriStar Health clinic, claiming their recklessness and negligence led to the father's death. Court papers say Daniel Cantrell was "suffering from the cascading effects of the complete withdrawal of [...]

May 13th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Cummings Manookian Medical Malpractice Suit Seeks to Hold HCA Behavioral Health Chief Responsible

 NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE POST) BY STEVE CAVENDISH - Dr. Michael Murphy, the national medical director for HCA's Behavioral Health Services division, has been named as a defendant in a multi-million dollar medical malpractice suit along with two members of his former practice. Murphy's former patient, Daniel Cantrell, killed his father Oliver in April 2014 while in the [...]

May 12th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Cummings Manookian Files Medical Malpractice Suit in Cantrell Case

 NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE SCENE) BY STEVE CAVENDISH - Daniel Cantrell, whose mental breakdown was the subject of a Scene cover story in April, has filed a multi-million dollar malpractice suit against the doctors and nurse practitioner who were treating him. Cantrell stabbed his father to death in April, 2014, during a psychotic episode. At issue is Cantrell's transition between anti-psychotic [...]

May 12th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Department of Health Opens Investigation Into Doctors in Malpractice Case

NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE SCENE) BY STEVE CAVENDISH  - The Tennessee Department of Health has opened an investigation into the doctors treating Daniel Cantrell at the time that he killed his father Oliver last year. The case was the subject of the Scene's cover story last week. An email obtained by Pith shows that an investigator for the department has [...]

April 27th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Cummings Manookian files complaints against rogue nurse and doctors

BRENTWOOD, TN (WSMV) BY JEREMY FINLEY- When a well-known architect was stabbed to death by his son, a successful I. T. director, the case stunned Brentwood. Daniel Cantrell spoke to Channel 4 from inside a state mental health institute to explain what he said happened. There have been many questions about why Daniel Cantrell would kill his [...]

April 24th, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Did a shift in medication help cause Daniel Cantrell to kill his father?

NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE SCENE) BY STEVE CAVENDISH - On a sunny spring day in April, the kind where you get an easy burn because you haven't felt the sun in months, Daniel Cantrell laces up his sneakers and starts his daily walk. His route is always the same. He walks 30 steps from the nurse's station. Then he [...]

April 23rd, 2015|Medical Malpractice|

Technical Information About ISO 14971

February 11, 2015 - by Brian Manookian ISO 14971 is the name of the international standard for applying risk management to medical devices, which is a fundamental step in ensuring the safety of both healthcare professionals and patients. The version of the standard recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was adopted in [...]

February 11th, 2015|Blog, Medical Malpractice|

Cummings and Manookian Prevail On Hospital Shielding Statute Before Tennessee Appeals Court

NASHVILLE, TN (NASHVILLE POST) BY WALKER DUNCAN Provided that they are acting in good faith, hospitals can be granted immunity in cases of physician negligence, according to a ruling recently released by the Tennessee Court of Appeals. In the mixed decision authored by Judge Andy D. Bennett, the court examined the case of a plaintiff [...]

April 27th, 2009|Medical Malpractice|