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Episode 016: The Case of Nothing Noted

May 18, 2018

SVMIC Claims Attorney, J. Baugh discusses Eliza James’ malpractice case with Brian Fortenberry. Baugh thoroughly reviews the complete lack of continuity of care, including the multiple mistakes made by her providers, errors with her medical charts and labs, and overall poor communication with the staff which ultimately led to her death.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

J. Baugh

This closed claim study was completed by Stephanie Hatchett but was turned over to J. Baugh to discuss on this podcast episode. Stephanie Hatchett is a senior claims attorney in SVMIC’s claims department. She received an AA degree from Freed-Hardeman (’77) and BS from Lipscomb University (’87) in geriatric social work. During law school, she worked in both medical and legal offices, developing a passion for med-mal defense work. After earning her JD from the Nashville School of Law in 1996, Stephanie ran her own family law practice for seven years. Still drawn to serving the medical community, she was delighted to join SVMIC in 2003 and enjoys the opportunity to assist our insureds daily.

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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