Explore medical malpractice substantive arguments and tactics
This engaging course offers a comprehensive overview of common substantive arguments that you're likely to encounter in medical malpractice cases. Let our faculty panel share their most effective case themes and strategies applicable in various situations. Whether on your first or thirty-first year in medical malpractice, you will find this program engaging and easily applicable. Register today!
- Gain strategies and techniques for initial case assessment.
- Learn how to develop theories and causes of action that will hold out scrutiny and yield favorable outcomes.
- Determine when hospitals and institutions are and are not liable for employee negligence.
- Explore the fine line between medical malpractice and simple negligence through a series of examples and use it to effectively assess new cases.
- Distinguish between “ideal” and “reasonable” to better argue the “standard of care” portion of the case.
- Did it happen if it's not in the patient's chart? Find out how experienced practitioners address this argument.
9:00 - 10:30, Eric S. Bland and Ronald L. Richter Jr.
• Medical Negligence vs. Simple Negligence
• Medical Malpractice vs. Duty to Warn
• Determining Whether Doctor-Patient Relationship Exists
• Failure or Delay in Ruling Out Serious, Life-Threatening Cause
10:45 - 12:00, Eric S. Bland and Ronald L. Richter Jr.
• Failure to Act on Abnormal Test Results
• Defining the Standard of “Reasonable Care”
• Unnecessary Surgery Based on a False Positive Diagnosis
• Failure to Identify, Isolate and Protect Vital Structure During Surgery
1:00 - 2:30, Eric S. Bland and Ronald L. Richter Jr.
• Failure or Delay in Calling a Physician to Report Significant Changes
• Defining “Inherent Risk” in ihe Practice Of Medicine – What if Injury Resulted From the Known Risk?
• Erroneous Medication Prescription
• Uncharted Procedures
2:45 - 4:30, Eric S. Bland and Ronald L. Richter Jr.
• Medical Device Malfunction
• Medical Malpractice Tort Reform – Where do We go From Here?
• Causes and Effects of Defensive Medicine