Medical malpractice lawsuits can be frightening and stressful, especially for the young clinician being sued for the first time. This course will educate the participant on techniques to reduce the likelihood of being sued. It will also review the steps of the process from first finding out that you were going to be sued to the verdict at the completion of the trial. The session should be of great interest to clinicians at all levels of experience.
- To become familiar with the common reasons bariatric surgeons. are sued
- To understand the process once a lawsuit is initiated
- To appreciate the medical legal process outside the U.S.
- To learn practice behavior that reduces the likelihood of being sued.
The History of Medical Liability: Where did it Come From and Where is it heading?
Henry Buchwald, MD PhD
Common Reasons Why Bariatric Surgeons get sued
Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
Tort Reform: Is it working?
Kelvin Higa, MD
Medical Liability Case
William Daily III
Audience Vote then Active
Lessons learned from the ASMBS Closed Claims Registry
John Morton, MD MPH
What to do if (when) you get sued
Scott Shikora, MD
Walking through the Malpractice process from the first being served until the case completed
John W Baker, MD FACS
The State of Medical Liability around the world
Medical Liability in Latin America
Estuardo J Behrens, MD FACS FASMBS
Medical Liability in Asia Pacific
Lilian Kow, MD
Medical Liability in the Middle East/Africa
Panel Discussion and Question/Answer