Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

This course addresses in depth litigation problems in the delivery of health care by physicians, hospitals, HMOs, and other health care providers. Among the subject areas covered are the reasonable prudence rule; corporate liability theories; national and local standards; specialty boards; contract and warranty actions; informed consent; Good Samaritan laws; immunity defenses; release and consent defenses; statutes of limitation; discovery rules; special role of res ipsa loquitur and negligence per se in medical malpractice actions; reform movements; caps; screening panels; and contingency fee regulations. Also considered are patients and their safety.

This upper-level substantive course addresses the laws and policies surrounding problems in the delivery of health care by a range of providers.

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Family Law; Health Care Management and Compliance; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution

2 Credits


Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

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