Medical Malpractice CME Course


Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

1. Define defensive and offensive medicine.

2. Explain the process of a medical claim and the purpose and meaning of a summons and complaint.

3. Reduce the risk of a malpractice claim.

4. Improve decision-making during the process of a claim.

5. Discuss strategies for trial preparation and strategies during a trial.

6. Identify legal options when involved in a malpractice claim.

7. Describe the consequences of a malpractice lawsuit.

8. Describe the limitations of informed consent.

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Faculty: Victor Waters, MD, JD, FCLM

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

Activity Overview:

This course offers an extensive series of videos developed to help physicians and other health care professionals understand the malpractice process and learn how to protect themselves against lawsuits.

This material can’t be found in medical school curriculums, but it should be a standard required course. The majority of physicians and other healthcare professionals WILL be faced with a lawsuit at some point in their careers.

Education about malpractice and how to prevent it could be the difference between a long career and one cut short by the emotional, professional and financial consequences of a damaging lawsuit.

Activity release date: 11/01/2020

Expiration Date: 11/01/2022

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for all medical professionals in dealing with patient care.

Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 4

 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.