Overcoming the Hurdles in Med Malp Cases

Friday, November 14, 2014

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Friday, November 14, 2014
8:45 am - 3:15 pm (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
Frank H. Netter, MD Medical School at Quinnipiac University
North Haven Campus
370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT



Christopher D. Bernard, Esq., Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC

Richard A. Silver, Esq., Silver Golub & Teitell, LLP



Russell J. Berkowitz, Esq., The Berkowitz Law Firm, LLC, Stamford

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

Jonathan Katz, Esq., Jacobs & Dow, LLC, New Haven

Richard J. Kenny, Esq., Kenny O'Keefe & Usseglio, PC, Hartford

Robert C. Messey, Esq., The McEnery Law Group, Milford

Charles B. Price, Jr., Esq., Price Green, LLC, New Haven

Stephanie Z. Roberge, Esq., Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, New Haven

Michael J. Walsh, Esq., Walsh Woodard LLC, Hartford

Nicholas E. Wocl, Esq., Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, Stamford



*Supplemental issues for presentation will be sent to attendees prior to the seminar.

Birth Injury: Rick Silver & Christopher Bernard

Analyzing fetal monitor strips to establish liability and use at trial; and
Correlating Fetal Monitor strips, blood gases, apgars, MRI, and placental pathology to prove causation.

Emergency Room: Russell Berkowitz & Michael Walsh

Claims of agency, apparent agency and vicarious liability for non-hospital employed er physicians/staff; and
Claims brought pursuant to Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

Psychiatric: Rick Kenny & Nicholas Wocl

Claims for failure to conduct an appropriate suicide risk assessment; and
Duty of mental health professionals to warn of potentially violent conduct of patients

Surgical: Charles Price & Stephanie Roberge

Surgical errors NOT “risk of procedure"; and
Dealing with plaintiff surgical experts.                   

Cancer: Robert Messey & Jonathan Katz         

Establishing causation from delay in diagnosis of cancer; and
Medical issues in Identifying Viable Cases.

Nursing Home: Michael D’Amico & Andrew Groher

Summary of Nursing Home negligence basics; and
Common Nursing Home injuries: (a) pressure ulcers, (b) dehydration, (c) UTIs, (d) falls/risk (e) medication errors (f) choking and (g ) elopement.

Each of these subjects has its own hurdles to proving standard of care and causation.  You need to know what fields of expert witnesses will be needed to get your case to the jury and persuade them of the virtues of your case.  The defense will use different tactics in these different kinds of cases to try to derail your case and you will need to anticipate them.   Learn the key medical issues that you will face and how best to handle them.

At this seminar you will hear from experienced medical malpractice lawyers addressing each of these topics and sharing with you their experience as to what works and what doesn’t.  There is no need to reinvent the wheel with every new case.


Special Thanks to the following CTLA GOLD Partners:

Creative Capital, Inc.

Law Cash

Special Thanks to the following CTLA SILVER Partners:

Lexvia, Inc.

Life Now Video

Precision Resolution, Inc.


Special Thanks to the following CTLA BRONZE Partners:

Geomatrix Productions, Inc.

The Lien Resolution Group


Special Thanks to the following Exhibitor:

Nick Marrone Consulting


Christopher D. Bernard, Esq. (chair) Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC
Richard A. Silver, Esq. (chair) Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Russell J. Berkowitz, Esq. Berkowitz Hanna LLC
Michael A. D'Amico, Esq. D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC
Andrew S. Groher, Esq. RisCassi & Davis, PC
Jonathan Katz, Esq. Jacobs & Dow, LLC
Richard J. Kenny, Esq. Kenny O'Keefe & Usseglio, PC
Robert C. Messey, Esq. Carter Mario Law Firm
Charles B. Price, Jr., Esq. Miller Rosnick D'Amico August & Butler, PC
Stephanie Z. Roberge, Esq. Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, 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:

New York 6.50 cr
Connecticut 5.50 cr

Additional Information

This Continuing Legal Education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 5.5 credit hours, of which 5.5 credit hours can be applied to the Skills requirement.

The Civil Justice Foundation offers adjusted seminar registration fees for members who require financial assistance. Discounts will be granted on an individual, case by case basis. Please contact Executive Director Neil Ferstand for a confidential discussion.

Hard copies of the materials will not be provided at the program. Registrants will be able to access the materials via web link prior to the seminar, allowing you to print the materials in advance of the program.  We encourage attendees to go green by either downloading the materials to your laptop or using the CD-ROM which will be provided at the program.

Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after the link to the materials has been sent.