Medical Malpractice

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Agenda

INSTITUTING THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
Michael J. Walsh, Esq., Moukawsher & Walsh, LLC, Hartford

  • Suing  the Right Defendants
  • Suing the State and Federal Government
  • Federal Tort Claims Act
  • Statutes of Limitations Issues

OBTAINING & DEALING WITH EXPERTS
Richard A. Silver, Esq., Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, Stamford

  • What Experts are Needed: Standard of Care. Causation & Damages
  • Specialty Board
  • Where to Find the Best Experts
  • Experienced Experts v. No Experience
  • Frequent Testifiers Issues
  • Convincing Academic v. Non-Academic Expert Participation
  • Managing Costs
  • Publications Indicating Participation in Other Litigation

SETTLEMENT, MEDIATION & OFFERS OF COMPROMISE
Russell J. Berkowitz, Esq., The Berkowitz Law Firm, Stamford

GOOD FAITH CERTIFICATES AND AVOIDING AND CONTESTING MOTIONS TO DISMISS
Christopher D. Bernard, Esq., Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, Bridgeport

  • Review of the Law
  • Arguments
  • Same Specialty
  • Use of Expert Certificate v. Trial

PLAINTIFF'S EXPERT DEPOSITIONS
Nicholas E. Wocl, Esq. Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, Stamford

  • Preparation of Plaintiff's Expert for Deposition
  • Use of Plaintiff's Disclosure
  • Use of Good Faith Letter
  • Material Provided to Expert
  • Use of Medical Literature
  • Avoiding Daubert Problems
  • Dealing With Questions on Testimonial Experience, Income From Testifying, etc.

DEFENSE EXPERT DEPOSITIONS
Gerard McEnery, Esq., Sinoway McEnery Messey & Sullivan, PC, North Haven

  • Investigation of Expert's Background, Prior Testimony
  • Strategies
  • Set Up for Daubert Challenge
  • Making the Defense Expert Your Witness
  • Controlling Unreasonable Defense Counsel
  • Use of Videotaped Depositions

TRIAL ISSUES
Michael A. D'Amico, Esq., D'Amico Griffin & Pettinicchi, LLC, Watertown

  • Daubert Challenges
  • Motions in Limine
  • Order of Witnesses
  • Defendant as First Witness
  • Deviation of Standard of Care
  • Causation
  • Damages
  • Presenting the Evidence

Speakers

Christopher D. Bernard, Esq. (chair) Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC
Richard A. Silver, Esq. (chair) Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Russell J. Berkowitz, Esq. Berkowitz Hanna
Michael A. D'Amico, Esq. D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC
Gerard McEnery, Esq. McEnery, Price, Messey & Sullivan LLC
Michael J. Walsh, Esq. Walsh Woodard LLC
Nicholas E. Wocl, Esq. Wocl Leydon, LLC

CLE Credits

This Continuing Legal Education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved for the following credits in accordance with the rule requirements of these states:

Skills
Connecticut 4.50 cr

Venue

441 Clark Ln., Orange CT 06477

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