On-Demand Webinar: Challenges and Controversies for Testifying Experts and LNCs: Deviations, Damages, and Causation Opinions

Presented By: Peter I. Bergé, JD, PA 

Description: Participation in this educational activity will enable the intermediate to advanced LNC and expert witness to increase their understanding in providing testimony as an expert witness including basic elements and evolving concepts in medical malpractice.


Objectives:

  • Describe the essential components of medical malpractice as a negligence tort.
  • Describe and define the classes of "damages" and distinguish between damages and injury.
  • Identify deviations from the standard of care that warrant being set out in reports and opinions, and those that do not, using logical links to causation and to the legal theories of a case
  • Define and distinguish between various classes of traditional proximate causation and evolving concepts of causation
  • Identify fact patterns in which a nurse expert may properly express opinions on causation, whether in expert reports, depositions or trial testimony

Continuing Education: The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours: 1.5

Expiration Date: April 5, 2021

Successful Completion

  • View webinar
  • Complete on-line course evaluation and attestation of completion

Conflict of Interest:  The planners and faculty for this activity report no conflict of interest with the development and presentation of this course.

Price: Members $37/ Non-Members $89

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