Medical Malpractice and Health Care Litigation   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

LAW 675 - Medical Malpractice and Health Care Litigation

Credits, 2 sem. hrs.
An in-depth study of the practical considerations and specialized rules which lawyers need to employ when handling medical malpractice cases. The course will not only concentrate on various theories of tort actions, but also on practical and policy considerations that may be involved in all of those actions such as insurance coverage, emotional distress, damages, standards of proof (including the use of forensic medicine and expert witnesses), apportionment of fault, determination of causation, and special duties. Additional topics may include tort reform issues, compliance and internal investigations, technology litigation, managed care litigation, and ERISA preemption.