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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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Jessalyn H. Zeigler

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Nashville
(615) 742-6289 TEL
(615) 742-2789 FAX

Jessalyn H. Zeigler

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6289 TEL
(615) 742-2789 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6289 TEL
(615) 742-2789 FAX

Whether representing a Fortune 500 company or one of the largest municipalities in Tennessee, Jessie Zeigler has returned successful results for 100 percent of the cases she has handled for clients in a wide range of litigation matters. Her counsel has saved clients millions in losses across various industries – including automotive, food and beverage, healthcare, consumer products, pulp and paper, general manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical/life sciences, and medical device – as they have faced claims related to crisis management, environmental, natural gas hedging, health & safety, products liability, healthcare liability, or contracts. Jessie represents clients in claims related to deceptive business practices under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA). She also has more than 23 years of experience in representing clients in environmental, health and safety matters.

Jessie is chair of the firm's Products Liability & Torts Practice Group.

Whether representing a Fortune 500 company or one of the largest municipalities in Tennessee, Jessie Zeigler has returned successful results for 100 percent of the cases she has handled for clients in a wide range of litigation matters. Her counsel has saved clients millions in losses across various industries – including automotive, food and beverage, healthcare, consumer products, pulp and paper, general manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical/life sciences, and medical device – as they have faced claims related to crisis management, environmental, natural gas hedging, health & safety, products liability, healthcare liability, or contracts. Jessie represents clients in claims related to deceptive business practices under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA). She also has more than 23 years of experience in representing clients in environmental, health and safety matters.

Jessie is chair of the firm's Products Liability & Torts Practice Group. Her practice involves:

  • Products Liability & Mass Torts – Handling class action claims, multi-district litigation (MDL), and single-action claims for various types of product and mass tort cases including pharmaceutical, medical device, food, supplements, asbestos and automotive companies; conducting quality assurance audits of trial team preparations for MDL cases set for trial nationwide; handling warranty/Magnuson-Moss claims; and conducting compliance assistance and handling government investigations by regulatory authorities including recalls and food liability claims under the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) watch.
  • Environmental, Health & Safety and Toxic Torts – Representing clients in litigation and non-litigation matters related to water rights, contamination (including voluntary programs and federal or state Superfund sites), mold claim defense, toxic torts, citizens suits, FEMA funding appeals, compliance investigations and citations in actions involving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), citizen suits and private rights of action.
  • Natural Gas – Handling of disputes related to unauthorized natural gas hedging charges, including allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and deceptive business practices under the TCPA and the FCA.
  • Crisis Management/Catastrophic Loss – Providing immediate counsel when a crisis hits, such as death and significant injury events at manufacturing plants, including handling OSHA or other governmental notifications and investigations; notifying and working with insurance providers; immediate identification of necessary experts; evidence preservation; litigation holds; public relations assistance; getting the facility operational; review and updating of health and safety plans; preparation of crisis management plans; and advising and assisting with all actions necessary to prepare for the possibility of litigation.
  • Healthcare Litigation – Defending healthcare providers brought under professional liability claims related to catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Jessie is actively involved in the legal profession and currently holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA), International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and Trial Network.

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Memberships

The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. — Chair (2017), Executive Committee (2016-2017)

Nashville Bar Association — Federal Court Committee, Co-Chair (2012, 2013)

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow (2016)

American Bar Association — Products Liability Committee; Women in Products Liability Subcommittee, Past Co-Chair; Food & Supplements Subcommittee, Past Co-Chair; Products, Mass Torts and Environmental Joint CLE Program, Co-Chair (2015-2018)

Defense Research Institute — Drug & Medical Device, Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee; Product Liability Committee; Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

International Association of Defense Counsel — Product Liability Committee, Chair (2017-2018), Vice Chair (2013-2017)

Federal Court Magistrate Judge Nominating Committee, selected by Chief Judge Kevin Sharp (2015)

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Chambers USA — Environment, Recognized Practitioner (2016-2018)

Best Lawyers in America® — Environmental Law; Litigation: Environmental; Natural Resources Law (2007-2018)

Nashville Business Journal — "Women of Influence, Trailblazer Category" (2015)

Nashville Bar Association — President's Award (2014)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2009-2017)

Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011-2012, 2016)

Phi Beta Kappa

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