Plaintiffs Strive to Twist EMTALA Into a Federal Malpractice Act? - ED Legal Letter - Dec 01, 2011

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.

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Faculty

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

Writers
N. Beth Dorsey, Esq.

Timothy A. Litzenburg, Esq.

Timothy A. Litzenburg, Esq.
Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle
P.C., Richmond, VA

Nurse Planner
Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Consultant/ Educator
K&D Medical Inc
Lewis Center, OH

Contributing Editor
Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP

Managing Editor
Leslie Hamlin

Executive Editor
Shelly Morrow Mark

Subjects:

  • Plaintiffs Strive to Twist EMTALA Into a Federal Malpractice Act?
  • Should an ED Suit Be Quickly Settled — or Vigorously Defended?
  • Is Plaintiff Willing to Drop EP Named in Suit?
  • Claim Against EP? Upfront Approach Speeds Resolution
  • How Much Damage Does Lawsuit Really Do to EP?
  • Many Misconceptions on ED Nursing Liability

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 practitioners 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 Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP (Editor-in-Chief), Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta; Robert A. Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP (writer/editor)N. Beth Dorsey, Esq.(Writer); Timothy A. Litzenburg, Esq. (Writer); Kay Ball RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Consultant/ Educator, K&D Medical Inc., Lewis Center, OH (Nurse Planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (Contributing Editor); Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor); and Leslie Hamlin (Managing Editor).

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