A hearing regarding a temporary restraining order against HRC Medical Centers, Inc. (HRC) that had been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, has been continued until November 15 and 16.
The temporary restraining order that the Davidson county Circuit Court placed on HRC on Oct. 10 to temporarily halt certain claims and contractual practices related to its "bio-identical" hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) known as Amor Vie remains in effect.
The Davidson County Circuit Court order came after the Attorney General's Office filed suit on Monday against HRC for allegedly making unsubstantiated health claims and failing to advise consumers of possible risks and side effects associated with HRC's BHRT Amor Vie.
To date, the Attorney General's Office has received a significant volume of calls. Attorney General Bob Cooper urged anyone who might be concerned about possible adverse effects that may be associated with BHRT to contact the Attorney General's Office at 615-741-1671 to report any problems. The Attorney General's Office cannot provide any health or medical information to individuals, but consumers should report them regardless. In addition, the Attorney General's Office encourages anyone who may be concerned about using BHRT to visit their own private physician.
Named in the lawsuit are Don Hale, owner and officer of HRC, Dan Hale, former owner and officer of HRC as well as an osteopathic doctor at HRC, and HRC Management Midwest, LLC, which owns an HRC clinic in Memphis. The firm also has a clinic in Knoxville.