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Committees: Healthcare Malpractice Claims

Healthcare Claims

 

Committee Chair
Committee Vice Chair
 

                                  

Stuart T. O'Neal, III, Esq.

Burns White LLC
1001 W. Conshohocken State Rd, #515
W. Conshohocken, PA  19428
610-945-5869
soneal@burnswhite.com

 

Benjamin D. Jackson, Esq. 

Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard
425 West Capitol Avenue, #1800 
Little Rock, AR  72201
501-688-8887
bjackson@mwlaw.com


Overview of the Committee’s Focus:

Claim department and defense advocacy reaction to medical malpractice claims are the specialty of this Professional Liability Defense Federation™ committee. Even with an environment of generally favorable verdict experience, publicity about the effects claims making has on medical services delivery in many communities, and successful tort reform efforts in some states, plaintiffs’ attorneys continue to seek recoveries against doctors.

Criticism raised may relate, for example, to:

• Diagnostic Decisions

• Informed Consent Decisions

• Procedure Selection

• Referral Support

• Surgical Outcomes

• Medication Administration

• Infection Outcomes

• Diagnosis Timing

• Equipment Performance

• Staff Supervision

• Staff Privilege Determinations

• Respondeat Superior Oversight

Lawsuits may target doctors, nurses, EMTs, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and HMOs. The Medical Claims Committee works to enhance defense standard of care and causation responses to allegations made against the medical community. In addition members share information in support of procedural suit prerequisites, limitations statute applicability, chart advocacy nuances, expert recruitment, witness preparation, learned treatise preparation, trial presentation graphics, arbitration options and tort reform proposals. Committee member attention is also given to doctor discipline procedures in administrative proceedings, Joint Commission on Accreditation evidence, and National Practitioner Data Bank developments.

Committee members are asked to contribute to article publication, to monitor the PLDF news and respond to member inquiries for assistance, and to assist in annual meeting seminar presentation planning.

Group Feed
Peter L. Gregory joined the group Committees: Healthcare Malpractice Claims.
Posted Friday, December 8, 2017
Thomas D. Jensen posted a new entry in the Med Mal Blog blog in the group Committees: Healthcare Malpractice Claims.
Posted Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thomas D. Jensen posted a new entry in the Med Mal Blog blog in the group Committees: Healthcare Malpractice Claims.
Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Erin K. Higgins joined the group Committees: Medical Malpractice Claims.
Posted Monday, October 9, 2017
Thomas D. Jensen posted a new entry in the Med Mal Blog blog in the group Committees: Medical Malpractice Claims.
Posted Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Erin K. Higgins, Benjamin Jackson, Corinne Ivanca, William M. Landers, Donald J. Richardson

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