CME - Medicolegal Risk Management from Both Sides of the Aisle
|Event Date/Time: Jan 21, 2008||End Date/Time: Jan 25, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 22, 2007|
DAY 1 - Elements of a lawsuit including: Duty; Breach; Injury; Causation. Discuss torts as they developed from the common law of England and the United States. Evolution of the standards of medical care from local to national standards. Legal theories used to establish liability of medical providers. DAY 2 - The process through which a complaint is filed and evidence obtained. How the defense responds to the complaint. Constructive behaviors as they relate to legal procedures. Strategy and objectives for both plaintiff and defendant during the litigation process. DAY 3 - Components of the actual trial process. Interests of the liability insurer and interests of the physician defendant. Various forms of alternative dispute resolution for settlement of claims. DAY 4 - The plaintiff’s claims concerning damages. The defenses utilized to rebut plaintiff’s claims for damages. Partial but representative list of the types of legal claims physicians frequently encounter. Methods that can minimize the potential of a liability claim being brought against the physician. DAY 5 - The legal importance of the medical record for the plaintiff and defendant. Methods to improve charting and the ability to defend one’s care. How the National Health Practitioners Data Bank affects Medicolegal encounters. Various areas in medicine or practice behaviors that predispose to high risk for medical malpractice claims. Situations or patient encounters that commonly result in behavior consistent with high risk for causing an action. Strategies and resources available when a perceived high risk behavior or encounter has occurred.