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Limiting the Occurrence of Medical Errors: Lessons learned from Litigation

Learn the most common medical errors seen in litigation and how to reduce your organization's risk of error.

More than 15 years after the IOM (Institute of Medicine) report on medical errors and the start of the patient safety movement in the U.S., there are still more than 200,000 deaths annually from preventable medical errors. This topic will assist stakeholders in the healthcare industry understand the sources of medical errors, how those errors result in litigation and loss to the health care organization, and successful strategies in reducing the incidence of error and in limiting the negative effects of litigation.

Runtime: 72 minutes
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Agenda

The Patient Safety Movement and Defining Medical Errors

  • Lack of Uniform Definition of a Medical Error
  • Incidences of Medical Errors After Nearly 20 Years of the Patient Safety Movement
  • Success Stories in Reducing Medical Error

Common Types of Medical Errors Seen in Litigation

  • Communication Errors, Hand-Offs and the EMR
  • Process Failures
  • Competence, Ignorance

Avoiding Litigation-the Effectiveness of Disclosure/Apology

  • When It Works
  • How It Works
  • How It Fails
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This course was last revised on August 3, 2016.

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Carmel M. Cosgrave

Carmel M. Cosgrave

SmithAmundsen LLC

  • Partner in the firm of SmithAmundsen LLC
  • Co-chair of Healthcare Practice Group, trial counsel for hospitals, long term care facilities, medical device manufacturers, and individual health care providers
  • Frequent speaker, presenter or panelist on health care risk management issues, trial practice issues; the ACA; electronic charting, tort reform and other medical legal issues
  • Wrote “Medical Malpractice Litigation in the E-discovery Era, ” Jan. 2008 for Most Wired OnLine; SmithAmundsen LLC Healthcare alerts on topics including peer review privilege, trial objections and preserving issues for appeal, medical staff bylaws, ACOs in the Public and Private Markets, and electronically stored information and proportionality; Jurisdictional Information for Illinois: a tool for claims adjusters and managers
  • Member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Diversity Committee; member of Chicago Hospital Risk Managers Society (CHRMS), and past president; member and general chair of the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee; member of Society of Trial Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, with honors, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; B.S. degree, summa cum laude, Roosevelt University
  • Can be contacted at 312-894-3228 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 397766
Published 2016
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