Overview: This topic will present an overview of the law for healthcare providers. Specifically, it will begin with an overview of how the law works and then move into specific causes of action that makes up the medical malpractice claim. The presentation will address the following questions: What is malpractice? How do I know the standard for malpractice? What is a "cause of action"? What are the elements for negligence, battery, emotional distress? What is informed consent and how do I get sued regarding informed consent?
Most importantly, within all of these questions is the application to specific examples in an effort to describe to attendees a process for how to evaluate situations under the causes of action. Using examples, the goal is to help practitioners be able to discern fact from fiction as it pertains to malpractice so they can practice with a better understanding of the risks. Through that, they can provide better patient care and practice with a greater level of confidence.
Why should you attend: For healthcare practitioners all across the country, malpractice lawsuits and the fear of being sued are daily fears. For many, these fears can negatively impact their treatment of patients. There are times when the threat of malpractice lawsuits is legitimate. Frequently, however, healthcare practitioners react or limit treatment based on fears that are not founded in sound legal doctrine.Moreover, it is evident that there is not clear understanding of where the boundary lies between what is sound legal doctrine and what is not is not.
This webinar will provide a basic overview for healthcare providers on the law as it pertains to malpractice lawsuits. By attending this webinar, attendees will learn the elements of the malpractice lawsuit, how to evaluate situations in the context of the malpractice lawsuits, and learn how to discern between truth and myth as it pertains to malpractice.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Emotional Distress (Intentional and Negligent)
How to evaluate your risk of lawsuit
Who Will Benefit:
Hospital and Insurance Administrators
Physicians and Nurses
Darrell Contreras Esq., LHRM, CHC, CHRC, CHPC is a licensed attorney who has worked for over 15 years in health care compliance and regulatory interpretation. As a partner in JD HealthCare Partners, LLC, Darrell relies on a collaborative approach, working with his clients to meld the legal and regulatory requirements into practice operations. Darrell works on behalf of his clients to work with the regulatory agencies to get the answers his clients need in order to comply. Darrell served for seven years as the Chief Compliance Officer for two large, acute care hospitals. During this time, Darrell was responsible for the organizations’ compliance and privacy programs, research compliance, internal audit and risk management. Darrell has also completed training as a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt. Prior to becoming a compliance officer, Darrell was a consultant for Ernst & Young where he assisted healthcare organizations with developing, implementing and assessing compliance programs.
An accomplished speaker, Darrell has spoken on pain management, compliance and privacy related topics to several local, regional, and national professional organizations. Darrell has been published in health care compliance journals for topics related to compliance and privacy and assisted with the development and drafting of the national, Health Care Privacy Compliance certification exam through the Health Care Certification Board. Darrell is also an active faculty member for the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance and Privacy Academies.