6th Annual Advanced National Forum on Preventing, Managing & Defending Claims of

Obstetric Malpractice

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

About

You’ve Seen the Alarming Statistics…

  • 92% of all OB-GYN physicians in practice for 10 years have been sued
  • Over the past ten years, medical liability premiums have climbed from an average of 40% of salaries to a point where they have completely outstripped many salaries
  • The top verdicts for 2006 are in — and include these astronomical damage awards for obstetric malpractice cases: $47,365,732… $31,575,000… $29,300,000… $20,000,000.

You Know About the Results…

OB/GYNs feel that high malpractice insurance rates and lawyers are driving them out of business. Hospitals are closing labor floors. Insurers have backed away from insuring obstetricians and obstetrical practices, or are charging skyrocketing premiums. In this increasingly difficult environment, it’s more important than ever that you have up-to-the-minute legal and medical information to help you minimize risk and defend obstetric malpractice claims.

We focus on BOTH the prevention AND defense aspects of these claims — so not only do you get tools to help you defend the claim, you get practical, best practices advice for minimizing your risk going forward

Whether you are a medical professional, medical liability insurer, or lawyer, you’ll learn valuable information that will enable you to minimize risk going forward and better manage and defend these complex claims.

Contents & Contributors

About

You’ve Seen the Alarming Statistics…

  • 92% of all OB-GYN physicians in practice for 10 years have been sued
  • Over the past ten years, medical liability premiums have climbed from an average of 40% of salaries to a point where they have completely outstripped many salaries
  • The top verdicts for 2006 are in — and include these astronomical damage awards for obstetric malpractice cases: $47,365,732… $31,575,000… $29,300,000… $20,000,000.

You Know About the Results…

OB/GYNs feel that high malpractice insurance rates and lawyers are driving them out of business. Hospitals are closing labor floors. Insurers have backed away from insuring obstetricians and obstetrical practices, or are charging skyrocketing premiums. In this increasingly difficult environment, it’s more important than ever that you have up-to-the-minute legal and medical information to help you minimize risk and defend obstetric malpractice claims.

We focus on BOTH the prevention AND defense aspects of these claims — so not only do you get tools to help you defend the claim, you get practical, best practices advice for minimizing your risk going forward

Whether you are a medical professional, medical liability insurer, or lawyer, you’ll learn valuable information that will enable you to minimize risk going forward and better manage and defend these complex claims.

Contents & Contributors

CEREBRAL PALSY
Ralph Valitutti, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook (Detroit, MI)

FETAL ASPHYXIA: APPROPRIATE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Dr. David A. Clark, Albany Medical College (Albany, NY)

BEHIND EVERY BABY IS A HEALTHY PLACENTA
Dr. Harvey J. Kliman, Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)

NEUROIMAGING OF PRE, PERI & POST NATAL BRAIN INJURY
Dr. Robert A. Zimmerman, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

PRENATAL SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS: CRITICAL CONCERNS
Dr. Thomas Frederick McElrath, Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

FETAL MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE: ENSURING THE CORRECT INTERPRETATION AND RESPONSE
Dr. John Elliott, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, University of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)

MISADVENTURES USING A FHR MONITOR: PROVIDERS NOT RECOGNIZING ABNORMALITIES
Dr. John Elliott, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, University of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)

FETAL MONITORING: A PLAINTIFF’S PERSPECTIVE
Christopher Bernard, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC (Hartford, CT)

ELECTRIC FETAL MONITORING: WHAT IS THE FUSS ALL ABOUT?
Andrew S. Kaufman, Kaufman, Borgeest & Ryan LLP (New York, NY)



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