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DUAL CLE Program: Preventing Hospital and Physician Liability

Preventing Hospital and Physician Liability

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Preventing Hospital and Physician Liability

Live Webinar: Thursday, December 13, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Join us on December 13 for an informative session on preventing hospital and physician liability in malpractice cases where you’ll earn CLE. 


If a patient claims to have suffered as the result of errors in a hospital setting, both attorneys representing the patient and those representing the hospital must know where the courts will limit liability and hinder the ability to recover damages. In this session, learn how recently decided Tennessee cases change the approach to take and when institutions are either vulnerable or immune.

In a healthcare liability action, the plaintiff has the burden of proving that as a proximate result of a negligent act or omission, they suffered injuries which would not otherwise have occurred. Regardless of whether you represent the plaintiff or the defendant, you should always evaluate causation on the front end of the case and as the case progresses.

The causation element of a healthcare liability claim can make or break the case. If your practice involves healthcare liability, invest just one hour to learn, from the convenience of your office, important ways to use causation to pursue or defend healthcare liability claims.

On December 13, Jordan Scott will walk you through the following:

  • When is a Tennessee hospital liable for the acts or omissions of employee physicians?
  • The dangers of reliance on regulatory provisions when establishing non-delegable duty or agency
  • Practical hospital liability considerations
  • Role of the Joint Commission


About Your Presenter

Jordan Scott is with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., in the Nashville office practices professional-liability defense and civil litigation. Before joining the firm, Mr. Scott served as the hospital attorney for Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute where he directed the day-to-day legal services for the hospital, conducted weekly commitment hearings, and advised the hospital administration on HIPAA compliance, potential liability, and employment law.

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