Insights Beyond the Law: High-Risk, High-Reward Medical Malpractice
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Power Up Your Practice With Insights From Nationally Recognized Doctors and Attorneys
If you want to pilot a medical malpractice case, you must be prepared to handle the complex medicolegal issues that will come your way. You need to be able to decipher the medical record, determine what happened, what should have happened – and when it comes to trial, convince a jury that what the doctor did was (or wasn’t) wrong.
There are secrets to handling these unique cases that aren’t available to most attorneys. This series offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get hard-won insights from an expert cast of nationally recognized doctors and attorneys. They will show you how to prepare for and overcome the most challenging aspects of litigating high-risk, high-reward medical malpractice claims. Get hands on with the medical evidence and take away lessons learned from the speakers’ very own multi-million-dollar recoveries.
This series takes a case-by-case approach to highlighting key issues, so that attendees can dive deep into the intricacies that differ so much by claim type. Cases covered include:
Spine Surgery and Surgical Delays
Pharmacy and Prescription
Our highly esteemed faculty:
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 the intersection of medicine, business & law. As CEO of Elite Medical Experts, Dr. Bentley and his team have consulted on over 8,000 medicolegal matters totaling over $3B at risk.
DR. JEFFREY FISCHGRUND, M.D., is the chair of the orthopaedic department at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak in Michigan and chief of the 15 Clinical Care Programs (service lines) for Beaumont Health. Dr. Fischgrund has performed over 7,500 spinal surgeries on a range of pathologies and authored more than 125 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the topic.
DR. ALEXANDER MERKLER, M.D., M.S., is a nationally recognized authority in the management of acute stroke who serves as an assistant professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine and as an attending neurologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. He has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications on stroke as well as brain and spine injury.
DR. LUKE PROBST, PharmD, BCPS, is the director of pharmacy at Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus in Syracuse, New York. He has been directly responsible for clinical and operational pharmacy services in a variety of inpatient, ambulatory, retail, and pediatric settings, including three academic medical centers.
THOMAS S. EDWARDS JR., Esq., is a senior partner at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., a Florida law firm he founded in 1990. In 2012, Mr. Edwards won the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States - $178M for a man nearly killed by complications of bariatric surgery.
RUDY MASSA, Esq., is founding partner of Massa Butler Giglione. Rudy’s law practice focuses exclusively on complex medical negligence and vaccine cases in which he has secured numerous multi-million-dollar recoveries.
KATHERINE L. MCARTHUR, Esq., is principal of the McArthur Law Firm. Since establishing McArthur Law Firm, Ms. McArthur has secured over $250M in recoveries for her clients.
THOMAS J. MORTATI, Esq., is supervising attorney at Martin, Harding and Mazzotti (MHM). Mr. Mortati won a record $7.436M verdict in St. Lawrence County Supreme Court for a medical malpractice case involving a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal).
CHRISTIAN D. SEARCY SR., Esq., is the president and CEO of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley. He has had numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts including four 8-figure jury trial verdicts in 2007 totaling over $100M.
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