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September 22
JLSA Rosh Hashanah
September 22
TAPS
September 22
TAPS

Course Description

Law & Medicine: Medical Malpractice - LAW981
2 Credits

This course addresses in-depth the legal problems in the delivery of health care by physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers. Topics of discussion include the reasonable prudence rule; corporate liability theories; national and local standards; specialty boards; contract and warranty actions; informed con-sent; Good Samaritan laws; immunity defenses; release and consent defenses; statutes of limitations; discovery rules; the doc-trines of res ipsa loquitur and negligence per se; reform movements; recovery caps; screening panels; and contingency fee regulations. (No prerequisite.)