Settlement Reached Brain Tumor Case

  • (11/5/05): After extensive pre-trial discovery, depositions and one week prior to a federal court trial scheduled in Nashville, attorney Eddie Schmidt announced a confidential settlement of a civil rights/medical malpractice case that involved a failure to timely diagnose and treat a brain tumor.
  • The suit charged the State of Tennessee’s private medical contractor, Missouri-based Correctional Medical Services, with civil-rights violations and malpractice claims for ”gross negligence and the callous and deliberate indifference to the serious medical needs of Terry Crouch.”
  • Prisoners are guaranteed adequate medical care under the U.S Constitution.