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Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims

This annual course of study, comprising a full 16 hours of instruction, is designed to enable litigators with limited trial experience in medical malpractice cases to meet the difficult challenges of such cases. More experienced practitioners and attorneys who have attended prior programs may benefit from a review of trial theories, analytical sessions with physicians, and an update of the law. The course presents faculty from several jurisdictions, both practitioners and academics, who offer the perspectives of both plaintiffs and defendants. Malpractice cases are characterized by complex fact patterns, the need for proficiency in one or more fields of medical expertise, a central role for expert testimony, conflicts among co-defendants, a large damage potential, and unique opportunities for the presentation of demonstrative evidence. Building upon a review of the established and emerging theories of liability, the faculty examines the critical skills involved in preparation and trial: medical records analysis; fact gathering; concerns and strategies of the defense, including multiple defendant situations; particular problems of hospitals; finding and making effective use of experts; proving the standard of care; and preparation and cross-examination of physician defendants and experts. CJ092

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Medical Mistakes (26 pp) $29.00

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How Will Pennsylvania Treat Its Medical-Malpractice Ills? (6 pp)

West Coast Answer Is Seen As Model Malpractice System (6 pp)

Discipline Process Operates in Secret (8 pp) $29.00

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Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims: Developments in the Law (26 pp) $29.00

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Developments in the Law: Theories of Liability (9 pp) $29.00

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Tort Liability of Physicians, Hospitals, and Other Health Care Providers (36 pp) $29.00

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Special Problems of the Hospital as Defendant: Corporate Liability; Nursing Malpractice and Emerging Theories (14 pp) $29.00

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Managed Care Liability and ERISA Preemption (19 pp) $29.00

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Tort Law and the Pharmacist (6 pp)

Use of Surveys for Determining Standard of Care (4 pp)

Drugs and Medical Devices: Claims and Defenses (19 pp) $29.00

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Developing the Damage Case for the Plaintiff: Use of Demonstrative Evidence (15 pp) $29.00

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Computerized Medical Information: Research and Evaluation (26 pp) $29.00

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How the National Practitioner Data Bank Affects Medical Malpractice Clients (12 pp) $29.00

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National Practitioner Data Bank: Fact Sheets (10 pp) $29.00

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Understanding the Hospital Chart (18 pp) $29.00

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How to Find and Get the Most Out of Your Medical Expert (10 pp) $29.00

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Finding and Working with Experts (8 pp) $29.00

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Presenting Expert Trial Testimony and Proving Standard of Care (7 pp) $29.00

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Use of Demonstrative Evidence from Openings to Closings: A Practical Guide to the Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence (22 pp) $29.00

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Developing the Case for the Defendant (8 pp) $29.00

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Developing the Case for the Defendant (9 pp) $29.00

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Preparing the Physician for Deposition (6 pp)

Preparing To Take the Doctor’s Deposition (12 pp) $29.00

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Preparation of Physician for Deposition and/or Trial (8 pp) $29.00

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Confronting the Opposing Expert: Thoughts on Preparation and Execution (8 pp) $29.00

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Cancer Screening Guidelines (15 pp) $29.00

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal and Ethical Issues (20 pp) $29.00

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The Standard of Care in OB/GYN: It’s Origins (5 pp)

Addressing Race and Gender Bias (5 pp)

Problems Related to Ethical Issues (4 pp) $29.00

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Interacting with Witnesses: Ethical Considerations (8 pp) $29.00

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Ethical Traps in Investigating a Case (20 pp) $29.00

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Spoliation of Evidence: A Problem and a Solution? (10 pp) $29.00

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Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings (42 Pa.C.S.A. Sections 8351-8354) (6 pp)

Some Ethical Considerations of Emerging Forms of Practice: Multidisciplinary Practice and Multijurisdictional Practice (12 pp) $29.00

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Bias Scenarios (4 pp)

The Psychology of Medical Malpractice Litigation — With Emphasis on Juror Decision-Making (12 pp) $29.00

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Testing Your Case – How Trial Simulation Works (8 pp) $29.00

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Learning Without Losing: Trial Simulation Isn't Just for the Big Ones (8 pp) $29.00

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The Goals of Voir Dire (4 pp) $29.00

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Voir Dire in Medical Malpractice Cases (8 pp) $29.00

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Complex Evidence and Communication: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (12 pp) $29.00

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Jurors’ Inclinations in Medical Malpractice Cases: Will the Themes Fit the Inclinations? (14 pp) $29.00

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Selected Bibliography (4 pp)

Removing Juror Bias by Applying Psychology to Challenges for Cause (14 pp) $29.00

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The Performance and Functioning of Juries in Medical Malpractice Cases (14 pp) $29.00

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Developing the Case for the Plaintiff: Information Sources (12 pp) $29.00

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