Arbitration of Disputes: How is it used in Medical Malpractice? - ED Legal Letter - Oct 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

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Faculty

Executive Editor
Larry B. Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Nurse Planner
Theresa Rodier Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC
Director
Emergency and Trauma Services
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, IL

Contributing Editors
Stacey Kusterbeck


John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, FCLM
Chief Executive Officer
NextCare, Inc.
Attending Physician/Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Partner, Shufeldt Law Firm

Edward P. Monico, MD, JD, FACEP, FCLM
Assistant Professor
Section of Emergency Medicine
Department of Surgery
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Senior Managing Editor
Suzanne Thatcher
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Lee Landenberger
AHC Media

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  • Arbitration of Disputes: How is it used in Medical Malpractice?
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Objectives:

  • Identify legal issues relating to emergency medicine practice
  • Explain how these issues affect nurses, physicians, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into the ED practitioner's daily practices

Financial Disclosure:

The following individuals disclose that they have no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study: Larry B. Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP (executive editor); Theresa Rodier Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC (nurse planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (contributing author); John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, FCLM (contributing author); Edward P. Monico, MD, JD, FACEP, FCLM (contributing author); Suzanne Thatcher (Senior Managing Editor) and Lee Landenberger (Associate Publisher).

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