Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session presents a lively mock trial of a hypothetical case in which an attending physician was sued for his or her role in the care of a nursing-home patient. The mock trial will include opening statements outlining the case and theories of liability, a sample direct and cross examination of the treating physician, a closing statement, and deliberations by the jury regarding the negligence and liability of the physician.
Analyze how patient care can sometimes result in a lawsuit.
Differentiate ways the same facts are presented by the plaintiff and defense.
Debate negligence and liability of a treating physician.
Speakers(s): Matthew T. Corso, JD; Cathlin E. Sullivan, JD; Susan M. Overton, JD
Disclosure(s): Matthew Corso, Esq., JD has no disclosures to report. Susan M. Overton, JD has no disclosures to report. Eugene A. Giotto, JD has no disclosures.