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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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To become familiar with the common reasons bariatric surgeons. are sued
  2. To understand the process once a lawsuit is initiated
  3. To appreciate the medical legal process outside the U.S.
  4. To learn practice behavior that reduces the likelihood of being sued.

TBA The History of Medical Liability: Where did it Come From and Where is it heading?
TBA Common Reasons Why Bariatric Surgeons get sued
TBA Tort Reform: Is it working?
Medical Liability Case
TBA Plaintiff Attorney
TBA Defense Attorney
TBA Audience Vote then Active
3:00pm Break
TBA Lessons learned from the ASMBS Closed Claims Registry
TBA What to do if (when) you get sued
TBA Walking through the Malpractice process from the first being served until the case completed
The State of Medical Liability around the world
TBA Medical Liability in Latin America
TBA Medical Liability in Asia Pacific
TBA Medical Liability in the Middle East/Africa
TBA Medical Liability in Europe
TBA Panel Discussion and Question/Answer