DRI Schedules Two-Day Medical Liability Seminar

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 00:00

The Voice of the Defense Bar has scheduled Medical Liability and Health Care Law on Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday and from 7:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday. A first-time attendees breakfast is scheduled for Thursday morning and a networking reception and dine-arounds are planned for Thursday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The conference features nationally known medical liability and health care litigators, in-house counsel and critical care experts. Attendees will learn advanced strategies for defending damages in high-exposure claims; increase expertise in evaluating violence in the health care setting; and have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and other experts in the health care field.

On Thursday, Steven M. Day, Ph.D., the Life Expectancy Project, will offer Introducing Life Expectancy in Court. He will explain how general population life tables and normal life expectancy are sometimes unrealistic and why some attorneys fight to keep this evidence from the jury. Mary Re Knack, Williams Kastner, will discuss the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act: Who Gets the Money. In the afternoon, Melinda S. Monson, Danbury Hospital, CT, and Bernard J. Scaglione, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, will discuss the recent Joint Commission warning that violence in health care facilities is increasing.

On Friday, Devin F. O'Brien, The Doctors Company, San Francisco, will discuss recent legislative developments in the health care arena and predictions for how these changes may affect medical malpractice claims in the future.

For information visit The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (312) 795-1101 or visit www.dri.org