Med Malpractice Litigation

SLN #: 32190
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A02
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Palumbo

Course Description:
This class will meet for 6 weeks beginning Tuesday, January 8. The last class will meet on February 12. The final exam will be administered at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 19.

This course will focus on the underlying theory and the routine practice of medical malpractice litigation. The goal of this seminar is to provide students interested in medical malpractice litigation specifically, but also in medical issues in litigation generally, with an understanding of the claims and defenses in medical injury cases, and the attendant investigatory, discovery and evidentiary issues raised when handling medical negligence cases. Students will be presented with common issues in medical injury cases from initial intake to trial, including how to deal with medical witnesses and documents, alternative dispute resolution and the various ways to effectively present medical evidence at hearing or trial. As this is a practice oriented course, students will be presented with the opportunity to apply what they are learning to the investigation, pleading, discovering, negotiating and presenting a hypothetical medical malpractice case.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.