About This Course
The successful development of a Medical Malpractice claim begins even before a single form is filed. Attorneys must be on the look-out for cases that can be resolved, and learn to avoid those that cannot be settled. Everything from the initial interview through the trial must be carefully evaluated and orchestrated the selection of an expert, discovery matters, objections, direct and cross examination of witnesses, selection and presentation of evidence, hearsay, openings and closings. All of these issues will be reviewed in this expansive CLE course to be recorded before a "live" audience with interaction between the presenter and viewers. The course will also review the most common fact patterns of medical negligence cases, and their potential for successful resolution, medical research that any lawyer can perform, the defendant's deposition as the key to settlement, strategic direct and cross examination of experts, tips for openings and closings and overcoming jury perspective of the burden of proof.
Topics covered include:
- initial client interview - the importance of obtaining a full narrative
- finding and selecting appropriate experts
- medical research that any lawyer can perform
- the Defendant's deposition - the key to settlement
- direct and cross examination of experts
- openings and closings - important elements
- overcoming jury perspective of the burden of proof
In addition, the most common fact patterns of medical negligence cases, and their potential for successful resolution will be highlighted.