9085: Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
This course provides an overview of the process when a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed and provides practical advice for deposition preparation, trial preparation, and jury selection.
- Identify the legal elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit
- Identify the major phases of the litigation process
- List the emotional risks associated with a malpractice claim/lawsuit
- 5% Premium Credit for Physician Policyholders
- 1.0 CME Credit for Physicians
- Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians
Faculty & Authors
This course was developed by SVMIC’s Risk Education and Evaluation Department: Shelly Weatherly, JD, VP; Julie Loomis, AVP, Risk Education; Jeff Woods, JD, Risk Education Manager. Reviewed by Michael McAdoo MD, on October 4, 2021.
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) and State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company. The UTCOM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation: The UTCOM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP: The AAFP has reviewed Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 01/01/2023 to 12/31/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AOA: This program is eligible for one (1) credit hour in Category 2 of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association. Physicians will need to submit a letter of completion from the University of Tennessee directly to the AOA to receive CME credits, or AOA members may self-report the activity.
Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.
This activity was released on January 1, 2022 and will expire on December 31, 2024. SVMIC will not process any completions after December 31, 2024.
No commercial support was received for this activity. No speakers plan to discuss off-label use. No planners or speakers have relevant financial relationships to disclose.