LAW-2286 Medical Malpractice

Ms. Carol Kelly,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.

This course is divided into two parts. The first part will focus on a review of the law in the area of medical malpractice: negligence; informed consent; hospital liability; respondent superior; the discovery rule, and the proximate cause of the injuries. There will be a brief overview of risk management in the areas of both the hospital setting as well as the office setting. The second part of this course will focus on the mechanics of a medical malpractice lawsuit: the evaluation of the case, the retaining of an expert, the Offer of Proof, the medical malpractice tribunal, the discovery process, the decision-making process of whether to settle, try, or use Alternative Dispute Resolution.

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Final Exam Required

pointer    LLM Course

<<Course Updated: March 14, 2016>>