Arbitration of Medical Malpractice Disputes: Part II - ED Legal Letter - Nov 01, 2007

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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
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

Stephanie Rifkinson-Mann, MD, JD
Neurosurgical Consultant
Mount Kisco, NY
Attorney, New York City

Senior Managing Editor
Suzanne Thatcher
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Lee Landenberger
AHC Media


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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 Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP (executive editor), Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta; Theresa Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC (nurse planner), Director, Emergency and Trauma Services, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL; Stacey Kusterbeck (contributing editor); John Shufeldt MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, FCLM (contributing editor), Stephanie Rifkinson-Mann, MD, JD (contributing editor), and Suzanne Thatcher (Senior Managing Editor) and Lee Landenberger (Associate Publisher).

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