Real-World Knowledge and Tactics You Won't Find in a Textbook
Medical malpractice cases are high-stakes battles involving patients, doctors, medical centers, and insurance carriers. Guiding your side to victory not only requires tailored litigation strategies, but an understanding of the nuanced medical aspects of the claim. This Elite-NBI program will tap into the insights of seasoned trial attorneys and medical experts to provide you with proven, battle-tested techniques. From initial client screening to the negotiating table and trial, discover what it takes to succeed while avoiding pitfalls along the way. Register today!
Develop new understandings and tactics with the combined wisdom of attorneys and medical experts.
Separate good cases from the bad without spending hours of time and thousands of dollars.
Beware of legal malpractice traps in medical malpractice cases.
Fortify your expert to withstand aggressive questioning and challenges from opposing counsel.
Formulate the best negotiation strategy by getting into the minds of plaintiff and defense.
Discover how to successfully deselect jurors and maximize your chances for a favorable verdict.
Case Screening: 9 Out of 10 Cases Aren't Worth Taking. How Do You Find One That Is?
Litigation Roadmap: Battle-Tested Insights on Optimizing Cost, Time, and Outcomes
The Care and Feeding of Medical Experts: Proven Techniques Learned From Over 8,000 Engagements
Demands, Mediation, and Settlement: Inside the Minds of Plaintiff and Defense
Courtroom Essentials: Case-Winning Tactics from Both Sides of the Bar
DR. BURTON BENTLEY II, M.D., FAAEM, is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and a nationally recognized authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of Medicine, Business & Law. As CEO of Elite Medical Experts, Dr. Bentley and his team have consulted on over 8000 medicolegal matters totaling over $3B at risk. Dr. Bentley secured a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Arizona before earning his medical degree at the same institution where he was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha before graduating at the top of his class. Dr. Bentley then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as a flight physician on nearly 100 emergency missions. He then practiced full-time Emergency Medicine as a Partner at Northwest Tucson Emergency Physicians for 21 years before stepping out to pursue a novel medical device that he patented and commercialized in 2016. Throughout his entre clinical career, Dr. Bentley consulted on complex medicolegal issues, and in 2010 he founded Elite Medical Experts, a consulting firm that aligns Professors of Medicine and Surgery as consulting and testifying experts in complex litigation. Elite serves over 4000 clients across the United States including law firms, governmental entities, corporate entities, and insurers. Dr. Bentley lectures extensively on medicolegal topics and consults strategically on medical negligence, informed consent, risk mitigation, and crisis management at the clinical practice level. More recently, Dr. Bentley co-founded Consent Spectrum, a digital platform to optimize informed consent for nearly every aesthetic medical procedure.
LAURA DEAKINS is a shareholder in the Memphis office of the law firm Lewis Thomason, P.C. Her civil litigation practice focuses primarily on the defense of corporations, doctors, and hospitals in health care liability, premises liability, and personal injury/wrongful death actions. She has taken numerous cases to trial, amassing a great deal of civil jury trial experience. Ms. Deakins also specializes in appellate issues. Prior to entering private practice, she served four years as a judicial law clerk on both the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals. Ms. Deakins is a graduate of the University of Virginia and attended law school at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. There, she was the business editor of the Editorial Board of the University of Memphis Law Review; recipient of CALI awards in Trial Advocacy, ADR/Mediation, and Labor Law; and also served as a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the Tennessee Supreme Court. She serves on the Tennessee Bar Association Appellate Executive Counsel, as a hearing panel member on the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, and was formerly on the board of the Community Legal Clinic.
AMY HERNANDEZ owns Amy Hernandez Law, PLLC, where she focuses her practice on plaintiff's medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and general personal injury. Ms. Hernandez received her J.D. degree, with honors, from Drake University. After law school, she served as a law clerk at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Ms. Hernandez has served on the Civil Practice & Procedure Committee for the State Bar of Arizona and as the Chair of the State Bar Trial Practice Section. She is a former member of the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court and a former board member for the Arizona Association of Justice. Ms. Hernandez served in the United States Army from 1996 - 2000 as a military intelligence analyst.
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