Step-By-Step Analysis Of Medical Merit
There are few cases more challenging to the trial attorney then those that contain medical issues. This course provides a step-by-step process for evaluating medical cases for merit and will discuss obtaining and preparation of comprehensive records, analyzing the records and evaluating the case for medical merit.
Proving Conscious Pain And Suffering
On January 1, 2001, the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations mandated new standards of care for the assessment and treatment of pain. This section will discuss pathology of pain, principles of pain management, compliance with new pain management standards of care and case studies regarding Medicolegal aspects of new evidence.
- The attendee will be able to discuss how to evaluate medical evidence.
- The attendee will be able to identify techniques for proving conscious pain and suffering.
- The attendee will be able to review medicolegal aspects of new evidence.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Step-By-Step Analysis Of Medical Merit
A. Obtain And Prepare Comprehensive Records
B. Analyze The Records
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
I. Step-By-Step Analysis Of Medical Merit (Continued)
C. Evaluate The Case For Medical Merit
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
II. Proving Conscious Pain And Suffering
A. Understanding Pain And Suffering
B. Pathology Of Pain
C. Educating The Patient And Staff About Pain Management
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
II. Proving Conscious Pain And Suffering (Continued)
D. Principles Of Pain Management
E. Compliance With New Pain Management Standards Of Care
F. Case Studies: Medicolegal Aspects Of New Evidence