Doctor Deposition Tactics, Evidence Strategies, Trial Techniques and More
The costly nature of bringing or defending a medical malpractice case means there's little room for error. Do you have the medical knowhow and legal strategies you need to win? In this program, faculty will share tips and techniques they've learned through years of practice to help you gain a tactical advantage at the negotiating table or at trial. Build a strong strategy and increase your chances at a solid outcome - order today!
- Gain practical tips and techniques for arguing causation.
- Steer doctor depositions and testimony with surgical precision.
- Discover how to get more out of medical records and other key sources of evidence.
- Uncover real-world strategies for calculating and litigating pain and suffering damages.
- Improve your settlement negotiation skills in medical malpractice cases.
- Assemble the best jury for your case and pick up some nifty trial tactics.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
- Establishing the Standard of Care Has (or Has Not) Been Met
10:00 - 10:45, Salvador A. Mungia
- Identifying What the Standard of Care is for the Injury
- Proving/Disproving Causation
- Outlining the Entire Treatment Timeline
- Portraying the Extent of the Harm Caused
- Doctor Depositions - Maintaining Control and Getting Critical Information
10:45 - 11:45, Robert D. Kingsland Jr.
- Illustrating the Details with Creative Question Planning
- Reviewing the Deposition Transcript to Form a Plan for the Case
- Matching the Medical Record to the Deposition Answers - Spotting Red Flags
- Identifying and Securing Experts That Will Strengthen Your Case
- Reviewing and Scrutinizing Credentials and Qualifications
- IMEs to Prove/Disprove the Extent of the Injuries
- Determining Admissibility - Daubert Challenges
- Skillfully Using Medical Records and Other Evidence
12:00 - 1:00, Robert D. Kingsland Jr.
- Establishing the Doctor/Patient Relationship Existed
- Proving the Injury Occurred as a Result of Negligence
- Establishing the Impact the Injury Has on the Patient
- Outlining the Extent of Damages
- Documentation and Communication
- Combing Through Records and Medical Notes
- Verbal Communications - Doctors, Patients, Other Medical Professionals and Other Witnesses
- Calculating and Proving Pain, Suffering and Other Damages
1:30 - 2:30, James K. Theisen
- Recoverable Damages in Malpractice Cases - General, Special and Punitive
- Recovering Medical Expenses
- Proving Pain and Suffering
- Lost Earnings and Earning Capacity
- Establishing the Case for Punitive Damages
- Taking Control Over Settlement Negotiations
2:30 - 3:00, James K. Theisen
- Sophisticated Techniques for the Medical Malpractice Trial
3:15 - 4:00, Salvador A. Mungia
- Jury Selection/Voir Dire - Assembling the Top Jury for Your Case
- Opening and Closing Statements
- Gripping Questions and Strategies to Use in Direct and Cross Examination
- Effective Closing Arguments
- Ethical Considerations in Medical Malpractice Cases
4:00 - 5:00, James K. Theisen
- Conflicts of Interest
- Working with Clients with Diminished Capacity
- Confidentiality of Information - Working with Medical Records and More
- Disclosure of Errors: Attorney Risks
- Preserving Confidentiality
This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit.