Seminar Number

8384

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$375

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$395

29th Annual
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LIABILITY

NOVEMBER 7-9, 2013

Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida

CLE Hours:
12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

About the Seminar:
The seminar co-chairs, Drew Hill, Jim Matthews and Paul Weathington, have secured outstanding physicians for this year’s program. These speakers will focus on emergency medicine. They will join a distinguished faculty of experts in medical malpractice. The seminar provides a full year’s CLE credit of 12 hours, including 1 Ethics hour, 1 Professionalism hour and 3 Trial Practice hours.

Presiding:
Andrew J. Hill, III, Co-Chair, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., Athens
James B. Matthews, III, Co-Chair, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., Athens
Paul E. Weathington, Co-Chair, The Weathington Firm, P.C., Atlanta

THURSDAY  • NOVEMBER 7, 2013
7:15

REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

7:45

INTRODUCTION AND EXPLANATION OF PRESENTATIONS FOR THE THREE DAY SESSION
Paul E. Weathington

7:50

UPDATE ON THE LAW
Kristin L. Hiscutt, Bendin Sumrall & Ladner, LLC, Atlanta

8:30

ethics—professionalism hour: legal malpractice primer for medical malpractice attorneys
David N. Lefkowitz, The Lefkowitz Firm, LLC, Athens and Atlanta

9:30

BREAK

9:40
challenges in emergency medicine:  medical legal issues in the ER
Stephen Coluciello, M.D., Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

10:50

radiology 101: dumbing it down for the lawyers
David Owens, M.D., Atlanta Radiology Consultants, Atlanta

11:45
RECESS
12:30

GOLF TOURNAMENT (limited to first 28 signups)
Boxed lunch included on cart
Sponsored by Ringler Associates

FRIDAY  •  NOVEMBER 8, 2013
7:30
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
7:55

OVERVIEW OF TODAY’S PROGRAM
Andrew J. Hill, III

8:00
current challenges for hospitals in the medical legal world: From the frying pan into the fire
Allison M. Richardson, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., Atlanta
8:30
Emergency! Emergency! More pearls and perils from life in the ER
Stephen Coluciello, M.D.
9:30
er cases: do they still have a pulse from the plaintiff’s perspective?
Wayne Grant, Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., Atlanta
10:00
break
10:15
neuroradiology/Interventional radiology: Medical legal topics
David Owens, M.D.
11:15 emergency medicine cases from the defense perspective: are they hanging by a thread?
Robert P. Monyak, Peters & Monyak, LLP, Atlanta
12:15

RECESS

7:00
RECEPTION (Check at Registration for Location (ends at 8:00)
Sponsored by Roger Mills ADR Services
SATURDAY  •  NOVEMBER 9, 2013
7:30

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7:55
OVERVIEW OF TODAY’S PROGRAM
James B. Matthews, III
8:00
electronic medical record: Beast or burden?
Tracey L. Dellacona, R.N., Dellacona Law Firm, Macon
8:45
challenging issues in psychiatric health law, including evidentiary privilege issues
Christopher L. Ray, Oliver Maner, LLP, Savannah
9:30
HIPAA, HITECH, And Data Breach As Practical Considerations
Thomas E. “Ted” Lavender, III, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Atlanta
10:30
BREAK
10:50
apportionment law from the defense perspective: the state of set-off, contribution and indemnity. Can’t we all just get along?
Eric J. Frisch, Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP, Atlanta
11:30
challenges with the apportionment statute from the plaintiff’s standpoint:  do we just sue everybody or can we be selective, non-party fault, etc.
Brandon R. Taylor, Webb Wade & Taylor, LLC, Peachtree City
12:15
ADJOURN