Preventing, Managing and Defending Claims of

Obstetric Malpractice

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

About

In an environment where damages can soar over the $100 million mark, it’s key for professionals involved in obstetric care to have up-to-the-minute medico-legal information on obstetric malpractice lawsuits. Get valuable information you can really use to assess causation, standard of care and damages, and to prevent and defend these complex, expensive claims.

This unique publication gathers plaintiff and defense lawyers, hospital risk managers/doctors, nurses and professional liability insurers. Why? Because we’ve developed this publication that tackles the issues from both medical and legal perspectives, to give you the full picture – not just bits and pieces of it.

  • Lawyers who litigate medical malpractice cases (both plaintiff and defense) come to get a solid grounding in the medical issues upon which the case is based – which is so critical to getting the best result for your client in a medical malpractice case. The practical strategies and tips from the lawyers on the faculty who bring and defend these cases regularly are extremely valuable.
  • Doctors, nurses and hospital risk/quality assurance managers come to the event to assess whether their practices measure up, and to obtain strategies for dealing with every hospital’s and doctor’s nightmare of having to defend an obstetric malpractice case with a significant catastrophic injury to a baby.
  • Insurers come to get valuable tools for assessing professional negligence claims and gaining medical information, understanding litigation strategies, and evaluating hospital risk management techniques.

Contents & Contributors

About

In an environment where damages can soar over the $100 million mark, it’s key for professionals involved in obstetric care to have up-to-the-minute medico-legal information on obstetric malpractice lawsuits. Get valuable information you can really use to assess causation, standard of care and damages, and to prevent and defend these complex, expensive claims.

This unique publication gathers plaintiff and defense lawyers, hospital risk managers/doctors, nurses and professional liability insurers. Why? Because we’ve developed this publication that tackles the issues from both medical and legal perspectives, to give you the full picture – not just bits and pieces of it.

  • Lawyers who litigate medical malpractice cases (both plaintiff and defense) come to get a solid grounding in the medical issues upon which the case is based – which is so critical to getting the best result for your client in a medical malpractice case. The practical strategies and tips from the lawyers on the faculty who bring and defend these cases regularly are extremely valuable.
  • Doctors, nurses and hospital risk/quality assurance managers come to the event to assess whether their practices measure up, and to obtain strategies for dealing with every hospital’s and doctor’s nightmare of having to defend an obstetric malpractice case with a significant catastrophic injury to a baby.
  • Insurers come to get valuable tools for assessing professional negligence claims and gaining medical information, understanding litigation strategies, and evaluating hospital risk management techniques.

Contents & Contributors

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY THE CO-CHAIR
David R. Lucchese, Lucchese, Everson and Picchi (Walnut Creek, CA)

OB MALPRACTICE 2008
David A. Clark, MD, Albany Medical College (Albany, NY)

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

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

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

FETAL MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE: STANDARD CORRECT INTERPRETATION AND RESPONSE
John Elliot, MD, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)

ELECTRIC FETAL MONITORING AND LITIGATION
Andrew S. Kaufman, Kaufman, Borgeest & Ryan LLP (New York, NY)

MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
Suneet Chauhan, MD, Aurora Healthcare (Milwaukee, WI)

IMPROVING RESPONSE TO SHOULDER DYSTOCIA
Robert Costello, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL)

CHARTING AND DOCUMENTATION PROCEDURES TO ENSURE SAFETY AND MINIMIZE THE RISK OF LAWSUIT
Stephen Pavkovic, RN, MPH, JD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL)

CHARTING AND DOCUMENTATION PROCEDURES TO ENSURE SAFETY AND MINIMIZE THE RISK OF A LAWSUIT
Luke Pittoni, Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach (New York, NY)

DAMAGES IN THE PERINATAL INJURY CLAIM
Ralph Valitutti, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook (Detroit, MI)

ADVERSE OUTCOMES: STRATEGIES FOR IDENTIFYING, DISCLOSING AND DOCUMENTING ERROR
David R. Lucchese, Lucchese, Everson and Picchi (Walnut Creek, CA)



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