Preventing, Managing and Defending Claims of

Obstetric Malpractice

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

About

Why do so many professionals involved in obstetric care regularly attend this important national event?

Because our outstanding, multi-disciplinary faculty provides the full picture for preventing and managing these complex claims.

Perinatal brain injury cases have a hugely disproportionate share of total defence costs, indemnity payments and damages. These cases arguably are the most potentially expensive medical malpractice cases to deal with sometimes soaring over the $100 million mark given the economic consequences of compensating for a lifetime of medical care, economic loss, and pain and suffering.

In this environment, it's key for professionals involved in obstetric care to have up-to-the-minute medico-legal information on obstetric malpractice lawsuits. The outstanding and diverse faculty of leading medical and legal experts will give you valuable, practical information on the most critical issues in this complex area.

Our publication will give you the opportunity to get answers to your questions from medical practitioners and lawyers on the front lines.

Contents & Contributors

About

Why do so many professionals involved in obstetric care regularly attend this important national event?

Because our outstanding, multi-disciplinary faculty provides the full picture for preventing and managing these complex claims.

Perinatal brain injury cases have a hugely disproportionate share of total defence costs, indemnity payments and damages. These cases arguably are the most potentially expensive medical malpractice cases to deal with sometimes soaring over the $100 million mark given the economic consequences of compensating for a lifetime of medical care, economic loss, and pain and suffering.

In this environment, it's key for professionals involved in obstetric care to have up-to-the-minute medico-legal information on obstetric malpractice lawsuits. The outstanding and diverse faculty of leading medical and legal experts will give you valuable, practical information on the most critical issues in this complex area.

Our publication will give you the opportunity to get answers to your questions from medical practitioners and lawyers on the front lines.

Contents & Contributors


INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY THE CHAIR
David R. Lucchese, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC

NEONATAL BRAIN DAMAGE: CAUSES, PREVENTION AND THE STANDARD OF CARE
James Byrne, MD, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Stanford School of Medicine

BEHIND EVERY HEALTHY BABY IS A HEALTHY PLACENTA
Harvey J. Kliman, MD, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine

ASSESSING CAUSATION
Andrew S. Kaufman, Kaufman, Borgeest & Ryan LLP

FETAL MONITORING IN A MEDICAL LEGAL SETTING
John Elliott, MD, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

FORCEPS AND VACUUM EXTRACTION: THE NEED TO MINIMIZE BAD OUTCOMES
David R. Lucchese, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC

INDUCTION OR AUGMENTATION OF LABOR: IS THE AGENT WORTH THE RISKS?
Dr. Robert Gherman, Prince George's Hospital Center

PRETERM LABOUR AND DELIVERY
Dr. Ronald Livingstone, Mount Sinai Hospital

SHOULDER DYSTOCIA: THE OBSTETRICAL NIGHTMARE
Dr. Robert Gherman, Prince George's Hospital Center

ON-DEMAND AND EMERGENCY C-SECTIONS, AND VBACs: WHAT IS THE STANDARD NOW?
James Byrne, MD, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Stanford School of Medicine

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
Edward C. Mintzer, Jr., Rawle & Henderson LLP

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY: IT IS US!
Arnold W. Cohen, MD, Albert Einstein Medical Center

PREVENTING MANAGING AND DEFENDING: MANAGING OBSTETRIC RISK ALONG THE CONTINUUM OF CARE OR ASSURING OPTIMAL OUTCOMES FOR MOMS AND BABIES
Leslie Cragin, CNM, PhD, FACNM, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center
Stephen Pavkovic, RN, MPH, JD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bruce G. Habian, Martin, Clearwater & Bell LLP

ADVERSE OUTCOMES: STRATEGIES FOR IDENTIFYING, DISCLOSING AND DOCUMENTING ERROR
David R. Lucchese, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC

DEFENSE OF THE OBSTETRICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
David R. Lucchese, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC

THE ATTORNEY'S GUIDE TO HANDLING AN OBSTETRIC MALPRACTICE CASE FROM START TO FINISH: EXPERTS, LITIGATION STRATEGIES, DAMAGES AND MORE
Kathleen Nastri, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder



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