Preventing and Defending Bariatric Surgery Claims

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

About

With 1 out of every 6 physicians sued every year and 120,000 medical malpractice claims outstanding on any given day, you need all the information you can get to prevent and defend these complex and costly medical malpractice claims.

As bariatric surgery has become increasingly popular, we've also seen a corresponding spike in professional liability claims in litigation as plaintiffs allege malpractice must be the reason for a poor or unanticipated outcome.

And, with almost 45% of breast cancer malpractice claims resulting in an indemnity payment to the claimant, allegations of failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer are of major concern to doctors, hospitals and insurers.

Whether or not a claim has merit, you still have to invest valuable time and resources in fighting even the most frivolous suit. Put yourself in the position of power by getting cutting-edge information on steps you can take, both proactively and once a claim is filed, to minimize the impact of poor patient outcomes.

The publication from the American Conference Institute programs, focus on two of the biggest sources of claims - Bariatric Surgery Malpractice and Failure to Diagnose and Treat Breast Cancer.The presentations from leading experts in the field will give you in-depth, detailed information on the medical and legal issues so you can be prepared in two of the areas you are most likely to have to defend.

Contents & Contributors

About

With 1 out of every 6 physicians sued every year and 120,000 medical malpractice claims outstanding on any given day, you need all the information you can get to prevent and defend these complex and costly medical malpractice claims.

As bariatric surgery has become increasingly popular, we've also seen a corresponding spike in professional liability claims in litigation as plaintiffs allege malpractice must be the reason for a poor or unanticipated outcome.

And, with almost 45% of breast cancer malpractice claims resulting in an indemnity payment to the claimant, allegations of failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer are of major concern to doctors, hospitals and insurers.

Whether or not a claim has merit, you still have to invest valuable time and resources in fighting even the most frivolous suit. Put yourself in the position of power by getting cutting-edge information on steps you can take, both proactively and once a claim is filed, to minimize the impact of poor patient outcomes.

The publication from the American Conference Institute programs, focus on two of the biggest sources of claims - Bariatric Surgery Malpractice and Failure to Diagnose and Treat Breast Cancer.The presentations from leading experts in the field will give you in-depth, detailed information on the medical and legal issues so you can be prepared in two of the areas you are most likely to have to defend.

Contents & Contributors


BARIATRIC SURGERY ? OPENING REMARKS OF THE CHAIRMAN
David R. Lucchese, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC (Walnut Creek, CA)

PRESCREENING FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY: JUSTIFYING THE SUITABILITY DETERMINATION
Robert E. Brolin, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,Past President, American Society for Bariatric Surgery (Pittsburgh, PA)

BARIATRIC SURGERY ON THE RISE: OPPORTUNITY OR RISK??
Maribeth Slevin, Kaufman, Borgeest, & Ryan LLP (New York, NY)

BARIATRIC SURGERY IN PURSUIT OF THE STANDARD OF CARE
Stephen Farber, Risk Management, Norcal Mutual Insurance Company (San Francisco, CA)

ASSESSING CAUSATION RELATED TO SURGICAL INEXPERIENCE OR FACILITY INADEQUACY
Louis Flancbaum, MD, North Shore University Hospital (Glen Cove, NY)

APPROPRIATE PRE-OP PREPARATION OF THE PATIENT
David R. Lucchese, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC (Walnut Creek, CA)

(CONTRA) INDICATIONS FOR VBG, LASB AND OTHER BARIATRIC PROCEDURES
Julie J. Kim, MD, Obesity Consult Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center (Boston, MA)

POST-SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS & STANDARD OF CARE
Louis Flancbaum, MD, North Shore University Hospital (Glen Cove, NY)

LITIGATING A BARIATRIC SURGERY MALPRACTICE CASE
David R. Lucchese, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC (Walnut Creek, CA)
Joseph Picchi, Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, PC (Walnut Creek, CA)



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