Victor Waters, M.D., J.D., F.C.L.M.

Activity Overview:
Law for Docs.com offers an extensive series of videos and eBooks developed to help physicians and other health care professionals understand the malpractice process and learn how to protect themselves against lawsuits.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
Define defensive and offensive medicine.
Explain the process of a medical claim and the purpose and meaning of a summons and complaint.
Reduce the risk of a malpractice claim.
Improve decision-making during the process of a claim.
Discuss strategies for trial preparation and strategies during a trial.
Identify legal options when involved in a malpractice claim.
Describe the consequences of a malpractice lawsuit.
Describe the limitations of informed consent.

Activity release date: 11/01/2020
Expiration Date: 11/01/2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 4.0 Hour(s)

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for all physicians who provide direct patient care.

Relevant Financial Disclosures:
The following planners, faculty, and reviewers have no relevant financial
relationships to disclose.

Victor Waters, MD (Faculty)
Kimberly Archuleta (Planner)
Brian McAlary, MD (Planner, Reviewer)
Priya Wolff (Planner, Review)

Contact Information:
For questions regarding the content or access to this activity, contact Kimberly Archuleta/ kimberly@medicalacademy.com

Instructions for Participation:
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above.
Follow these steps:
1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty/planner/reviewer financial disclosures provided above.
2. View the video and other required educational content provided on this course page, including a self-reflective quiz for promoting retention of knowledge.
3. After completion of the viewing of the video and other materials, you will be provided access to the Activity Evaluation. We request you complete the Activity Evaluation to provide the necessary feedback for continuing accreditation purposes and for the development of future activities.
4. Additional optional articles on this topic are included for your review. ***NOTE Please fill out the Post Activity Evaluation after the last lesson is required to receive 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 0

Total Credits Earned For This Course: 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

This course is not offering any medical advice.

Medical Academy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Academy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.