Review Past Event - Medical Liability Seminar

Riding the Wave - The Future of Medicine & the Law
Detroit Athletic Club

Medical Liability Seminar

Archived Seminar

Riding the Wave

The Future of Medicine & the Law

Originally Held: Tuesday, May 20, 2016
Registration: 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by
Plunkett Cooney's Medical Liability Practice Group

Topic Overview:

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.              Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.              Welcome & Opening Remarks by D. Jennifer Andreou, Plunkett Cooney’s Medical Liability
                                               Practice Group Co-Chair

8:40 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.              Remote Medicine Introduction by Richard J. Gianino

8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.              Panel Discussion of Remote Medicine
                                               Moderator: Richard J. Gianino
                                               Panelists: Lisa Wychgram, AVP, Claims, The Doctors Company; Dr. Joel Kahn, Cardiologist and 
                                               Edie Schneider, Manager, Claims & Litigation Counsel, Ascension Risk Services

While the efficiencies and cost effectiveness of remote medicine are well known, this new healthcare frontier presents risks as well as rewards. This prestigious panel discussed what healthcare providers need to know about evolving theories of liability and best practices for minimizing risk.

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.            Alzheimer’s: A Medical & Legal Overview
                                               Presenter: Carl Hagwood of Hagwood, Adelman, Tipton Law Firm

In the not too distant future, one in 10 people will suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Currently, there are only 7,600 board certified geriatric physicians in the United States with an estimated need for 21,000. The medical field will be hard-pressed to care for an increasing patient population afflicted with this disease. How can we prepare our healthcare professionals to address this medical condition? And how can we best defend our healthcare professionals against the increasing litigation associated with injuries and death from Alzheimer’s?

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.        Virtual Dementia Video

Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed every 68 seconds in the United States and seven out of 10 people with dementia live at home where family and friends provide 78 percent of the care. Experts agree that education and proper training are the best ways to help caregivers provide better care. The Virtual Dementia video hoped to provide insight that will help you better understand the issues facing both the caregiver and the loved one suffering from dementia.

10:30 a.m. -10:45 a.m.          Mid-Morning Break 

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.        2016 Update from the Courts & Legislation
                                              Presenters: Robert G. Kamenec and Karen Beach, Plunkett Cooney's Appellate Law Practice Group

Appellate attorneys Robert Kamenec and Karen Beach reviewed recent decisions from Michigan’s courts and pending legislation that could affect the future of healthcare and litigation of medical malpractice cases.

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.         Failure to Diagnose & Hereditary Cancer
                                              Presenters: Dr. Constantine Raphtis, Ob/Gyn and D. Jennifer Andreou

Failure to diagnose cases remain one of the top three reasons why lawsuits are filed. Dr. Raphtis addressed the increasing incidents of cancer linked to hereditary factors and how gene testing can help identify those at risk to allow the clinician and patient to work together to battle this disease. Ms. Andreou addressed the legal ramifications and repercussions associated with failure to diagnose cancer cases.

Intended Audience for this seminar

This seminar was designed to benefit healthcare executives, risk managers, medical liability insurance representative and members of legal affairs.