Medical Malpractice CME Course


Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

1. Define defensive and offensive medicine.

2. Explain the process of a medical claim and the purpose and meaning of a summons and complaint.

3. Reduce the risk of a malpractice claim.

4. Improve decision-making during the process of a claim.

5. Discuss strategies for trial preparation and strategies during a trial.

6. Identify legal options when involved in a malpractice claim.

7. Describe the consequences of a malpractice lawsuit.

8. Describe the limitations of informed consent.

Activity release date: 02/01/2022
Expiration Date: 02/01/2025
Estimated Time to Complete: 4.0 Hour(s)
Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Faculty: Victor Waters, MD, JD, FCLM

Victor Waters, M.D., J.D., F.C.L.M.

Activity Overview:

This course offers an extensive series of videos developed to help physicians and other health care professionals understand the malpractice process and learn how to protect themselves against lawsuits.
This material can’t be found in medical school curriculums, but it should be a standard required course. The majority of physicians and other healthcare professionals WILL be faced with a lawsuit at some point in their careers.
Education about malpractice and how to prevent it could be the difference between a long career and one cut short by the emotional, professional and financial consequences of a damaging lawsuit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Academy and Ala Carte CME. Medical Academy is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.