Friday September 17 at 10:00am - Click here to register
IN MY DEFENSE: THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PHYSICIAN IN A MALPRACTICE SUIT
Dr. John Lombardo, MLMIC’s Chief Medical Officer, shares his challenging experience of being sued for medical malpractice as a practicing physician. He details the entire process and its emotional toll, from the daunting moment he received legal papers to the immense relief that accompanied a final verdict ruling in his favor. He says he hopes that normalizing communication on medical malpractice lawsuits will help fellow physicians in similar situations.
At the end of this presentation, the participants should be able to:
· Describe how a medical malpractice lawsuit begins, and the feelings that a defendant physician can experience.
· Explain the purpose of the deposition and the best way to handle a plaintiff attorney’s questions.
· Review the trial process and the emotional impact that it can have on the defendant physician.
· Outline strategies that can help support the defendant physician during the litigation process.
MLMIC Insurance Company (MLMIC) is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MLMIC designates this live/live internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 𝘼𝙈𝘼 𝙋𝙍𝘼 𝘾𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙮 1 C𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙩™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MLMIC relies upon faculty participants in its CME programs to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for continuing medical education activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.
The planners and faculty participants do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials.