OBSTETRIC MALPRACTICE

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

About

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

As you know, perinatal brain injury cases have a hugely disproportionate share of total defense 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.

That’s why it’s so key for professionals involved in obstetric care to have up-to-the-minute medico-legal information on obstetric malpractice lawsuits. That’s why ACI developed this highly successful conference in the first place. And that’s why so many people come back, year after year. Each year, the agenda is redeveloped, with new experts, topics and focus on hot issues. And each year, the discussions generated in the conference room are outstanding – and full of practical information you can really use.

 

Contents & Contributors

About

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

As you know, perinatal brain injury cases have a hugely disproportionate share of total defense 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.

That’s why it’s so key for professionals involved in obstetric care to have up-to-the-minute medico-legal information on obstetric malpractice lawsuits. That’s why ACI developed this highly successful conference in the first place. And that’s why so many people come back, year after year. Each year, the agenda is redeveloped, with new experts, topics and focus on hot issues. And each year, the discussions generated in the conference room are outstanding – and full of practical information you can really use.

 

Contents & Contributors

Fetal Asphyxia and Brain Damage: Causes, Prevention and the Standard of Care
David A. Clark, MD, Professor and Martha Lepow Chair of Pediatrics, Director of Children’s Hospital, Albany Medical College (Albany, NY)
Dov Apfel, Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA (Greenbelt, MD)

Fetal Monitoring and Surveillance: Making the Right Decisions Based on the Right Information
John Elliott, MD, Maternal Medical Director, Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)

Infection, Metabolic and Blood Disorders and Genetic Defects: Determining if the Injury Took Place Prior to Delivery

Dr. Marcus Hermansen, Medical Director, Neonatal intensive Care Unit, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (Nashua, NH)

Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
Edith Gurewitsch, MD, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
Robert Allen, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

Family Physicians, Obstetricians, Hospitals, Nurses: Sharing and Allocating Responsibility Along the Continuum of Care

Edward Mintzer, Rawle & Henderson (Philadelphia, PA)
Laraine M. Stinger, Director of Claims, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (Philadelphia, PA)

Using Expert Witnesses Ethically and Effectively to Support Your Case on Causation, Standard of Care and Damages

Daniel F. Ryan III, O’Brien & Ryan, LLP (Plymouth Meeting, PA)

Calculating Damages: Assessing the Monetary Value of the Case

Ralph Valitutti, Kitch Law Firm (Detroit, MI)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PDF PPT DOC PPTX PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 12

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Opening Remarks
Mr Luke Pittoni
Partner
Heidell‚ Pittoni‚ Murphy & Bach LLP
Stephen H. Mackauf
Partner
Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz
9:15
Plaintiff and Defense Lawyers Analyze the Latest Trends in Obstetric Malpractice Claims and What's Coming Down the Pike
Mr Luke Pittoni
Partner
Heidell‚ Pittoni‚ Murphy & Bach LLP
Norman D. Tucker
Of Counsel
Sommers Schwartz
10:15
Coffee Break
10:30
Fetal Asphyxia and Brain Damage: Causes‚ Prevention and the Standard of Care
Dr. David Clark
Director of Children's Hospital
Albany Medical Center
1 file
OB Malpractice 2009
5.5 MB 75 pages Presentation
PPT - OB Malpractice 2009
Mr Dov Apfel
Partner
Joseph‚ Greenwald & Laake‚ PA
1 file
malpractice
7.6 MB 20 pages White Paper
PDF - malpractice
11:30
Fetal Monitoring and Surveillance: Making the Right Decisions Based on the Right Information
Dr. John Elliott
Maternal Medical Director
Phoenix Perinatal Associates
1 file
Fetal Monitoring and Surveillance: Where are we in 2009?
4 MB 62 pages Presentation
PPT - Fetal Monitoring and Surveillance: Where are we in 2009?
Stephen H. Mackauf
Partner
Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz
12:45
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
14:00
Infection‚ Metabolic and Blood Disorders and Genetic Defects: Determining if the Injury Took Place Prior to Delivery
Marcus C. Hermansen, MD
Director of Neonatology, Sourthern New Hampshire Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Ob/Gyn, Dartmouth Medical School
1 file
Does Birth Asphyxia Cause Cerebral Palsy?
4.2 MB 72 pages Presentation
PPT - Does Birth Asphyxia Cause Cerebral Palsy?
15:15
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:30
Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
Dr. Edith Gurewitsch
Associate Professor‚ Gynecology & Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
3 files
1 Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
506.9 KB 6 pages Presentation
PDF - 1 Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
Shoulder Dystocia
180.2 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - Shoulder Dystocia
Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
0 bytes 1 page White Paper
 - Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
Dr. Robert Allen
Associate Research Professor‚ Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
3 files
1 Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
506.9 KB 6 pages Presentation
PDF - 1 Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
Shoulder Dystocia
180.2 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - Shoulder Dystocia
Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
0 bytes 1 page White Paper
 - Shoulder Dystocia: Managing the Risks and Potential Liabilities
Norman D. Tucker
Of Counsel
Sommers Schwartz
16:45
Emergency C-Sections and VBAC: What is the Standard Now?
Barry S. Schifrin, MD
Consulting Obstetrician
bpm., Inc.
17:45
Day One Concludes
8:00
Continental Breakfast
9:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
9:15
Family Physicians‚ Obstetricians‚ Hospitals‚ Nurses: Sharing and Allocating Responsibility Along the Continuum of Care
Mr Edward Mintzer
Partner
Rawle & Henderson
2 files
COMMUNICATION FAILURES CAUSE GREATEST HARMS - (JCAHO, 2005) ACCEPT EMPIRICAL BASED FIRST PREMISE
68.5 KB 1 page White Paper
DOC - COMMUNICATION FAILURES CAUSE GREATEST HARMS -	(JCAHO, 2005)  ACCEPT EMPIRICAL BASED FIRST PREMISE
REFERENCES
40.5 KB 3 pages White Paper
DOC - REFERENCES
Ms Laraine Stinger
Director of Claims
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
1 file
OB PRESENTATION
62.5 KB 3 pages White Paper
DOC - OB PRESENTATION
10:30
Coffee Break
10:45
Using Expert Witnesses Ethically and Effectively to Support Your Case on Causation‚ Standard of Care and Damages
Mr Daniel Ryan
Partner
O'Brien & Ryan
1 file
USING EXPERT WITNESSES ETHICALLY AND EFFECTIVELY
145 KB 32 pages Presentation
PPTX - USING EXPERT WITNESSES ETHICALLY AND EFFECTIVELY
12:00
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
13:15
Judicial Advice on Proving/Defending the Obstetrical Case
Hon. Douglas McKeon
NY Supreme Court Justice
New York State Supreme Court
Hon. Craig Enoch
Justice‚ Ret.
Winstead PC
14:15
Calculating Damages: Assessing the Monetary Value of the Case
Mr Ralph Valitutti
Partner
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook
1 file
Calculating Damages: Assessing the Monetary Value of the Case
754 KB 83 pages Presentation
PPT - Calculating Damages: Assessing the Monetary Value of the Case
Stephen Ruocco
Vice President, Healthcare Malpractice Claims Department
AIG
Mr Richard Henderson
Vice President
Transatlantic Reinsurance
15:15
Q&A Wrap-Up and Conference Concludes