Barrett Law Office
Welcome to the Barrett Law Office. We represent individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of legal matters. Our lawyers defend the rights of whistleblowers and assist them in seeking recovery under the federal and state False Claims Acts. Our firm also maintains a robust personal injury practice, with particular focus on cases involving serious bodily injury and wrongful death arising from such events as motor vehicle accidents (e.g., 18-wheeler collisions, tire failure, and SUV rollovers); health problems and property damage caused by hazardous chemical contamination (toxic torts); and physical harm inflicted by defective products. We also litigate claims in the areas of consumer protection, antitrust, and breach of contract. While our plaintiff’s practice features representation of clients in Tennessee, we continue to serve clients throughout the country as well.
Personal injury encompasses a wide array of torts, arising from such areas as automotive collisions (car accidents and truck accidents), exposure of humans to toxic contaminants (toxic torts), medical malpractice, premises liability, and physical injury… READ MORE
Barrett Law Office, PLLC has substantial experience defending the rights of whistleblowers and recovering taxpayer funds under the False Claims Act. The basis of a False Claims Act case is that the government was cheated in one form or another — the “false claim”… READ MORE
Elder Care / Nursing Home
Negligent or abusive treatment in nursing homes can be extremely problematic for family members to sort out, given the emotional strain arising from the predicament of a loved one and the difficulty of ascertaining and understanding the facts at issue… READ MORE
These cases reflect the most difficult circumstances for family members because the main consequence of the wrongful death is serious and permanent, namely the loss of a loved one, leaving not only emotional scars but often deprivation of financial support and… READ MORE
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Recent Blog Posts
Typically, claims against health care providers are adjudicated through the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act. In Franks v. Sykes, No. W2018-00654-SC-R11-CV (Tenn. May 1, 2020), the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that certain claims against health care providers may...
In any nursing home or other health care facility, a basic requirement is that it be staffed with employees who do not pose a risk of dangerous infection to its residents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released guidance for...
The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently reversed a summary judgment granted to the defendant in a wrongful death case arising from a car crash, ruling that the defendant’s self-serving testimony was insufficient to overcome the statutory presumption that the...