Keith Lundin, one of the nation's longest serving bankruptcy judges and chief judge of the bankruptcy court of the Middle District of Tennessee, is retiring after a 34-year run.
Lundin has been local bankruptcy judge for 34 years, serving before that as the Chapter 13 trustee here. The local bankruptcy court’s Chapter 13 program is the nation’s largest based on money paid to creditors.
“It says something about our lawyers and our trustee,” he said. “Bankruptcy lawyers in the Middle District of Tennessee are among the best in the country.”
A bankruptcy judge has ruled that Quorum Health Resources, a Community Health Systems subsidiary, can be held liable for negligence that occurred in one of its client hospitals.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center of Alamogordo, to which Quorum provided top executives, was sued after patients received experimental treatments for back pain.
The suit alleged an anesthesiologist, and not an orthopedic surgeon, administered the patients treatments, which were not supported by medical literature. The suit stalled when the New Mexico hospital filed for bankruptcy in 2011.
The opinion by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz paves the way for the former patients of Dr. Christian Schlicht to seek damages from Quorum Health Resources, which provided top executives for Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center of Alamogordo…'While there is little doubt negligence occurred, the Court must focus on the role and responsibility of a hospital management company in deciding whether and to what extend Quorum should be held accountable for what happened,' the ruling says.
Key Rehabilitation, a Murfreesboro-based company that provides therapy services here and in five Midwestern states, has filed for protection from its creditors. Bradley Arant attorney Bill Norton tells NBJ reporter Eleanor Kennedy the company's leaders expect to reorganize before year's end and that the filing is the result of the company's former CFO "hiding the true picture" of its finances.
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