Obstetric Malpractice

Venue: Lake Buena Vista

Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 25, 2004
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Many newborns continue to be admitted to neonatal intensive care units throughout the United States. Some of them are diagnosed with perinatal asphyxia and other complications that eventually lead to permanent brain damage and other lifetime injuries. Often the parents of these children will seek out lawyers to help them determine if these injuries could have been prevented.

The analysis of these potential claims will focus on whether the clinicians who participated in the care complied with applicable standards of practice and properly and timely diagnosed maternal, placental and fetal conditions that are capable of interfering with normal oxygenation of the fetus.

No obstetric health professional or institution providing obstetric care can afford less than an up-to-the-minute understanding of these medical and legal issues. The costs are simply too high.

This timely and important American Conference Institute event was developed to provide both legal and medical professionals with an intensive and broad review of the issues facing all clinicians providing care to pregnant women and their infants. This unique program brings together an expert faculty of internationally leading obstetric health care providers and highly experienced litigators—representing both plaintiffs and defendants—to share their insights on:
ACOG's report on neonatal encephalopathy and cerebral palsy
The latest medical tools in fetal health surveillance
A medico-legal guide to asphyxia
Potential causes of brain damage: infection, metabolic and blood disorders, and genetic defects
The latest developments in determining the etiology and timing of the events leading to irreversible brain damage
Recent medical and legal developments in prenatal diagnosis
New issues in vacuum extraction, forceps and cesarean deliveries
And much, more more!