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CAP invites you to take
advantage of a Litigation Education Retreat, offered at no charge as a part of
your CAP membership. During this virtual event, you will learn techniques to
alleviate the anxiety associated with being named in a lawsuit, what to expect
during a typical medical professional liability case, and how using a few key
communications tools in deposition can help you secure the most favorable
At the end of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Adapt at least 1 constructive tactic to cope with anger, anxiety, fear, depression, and the emotional fallout associated with a lawsuit.
- Detect the effects of litigation on staff, family, associates, and the physician-patient relationship.
- Differentiate the possible reactions to litigation based on the physician’s cultural/ethnic background.
- Consider the effects of litigation on work and personal habits and how to cope day to day.
- Illustrate the legal process and summarize the roles of the persons involved.
- Integrate professionalism and competency when discussing medical care rendered.
Managing Litigation-Related Stress
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Gain insights from Dr. Timothy Hofeldt, a psychiatrist specializing in physician wellness, on why being named in a lawsuit is so stressful. Learn constructive ways to cope with stress and deal with the anger, anxiety, and emotional fallout.
Preparing a Strong Defense
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Robert Fessinger, Esq., an attorney from CAP’s dedicated defense law firm, Schmid & Voiles, will address what a plaintiff needs to prove in a medical professional liability lawsuit and how to work with your defense attorney to best present your side.
Effective Communication Training
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presented by litigation communications strategist Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm, this segment is designed to help you achieve a best-case outcome by reviewing key elements and techniques for effective communication. Learn how to demonstrate professionalism during both deposition and trial.
The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. designates this internet live course for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure to Learners
No planner, reviewer, faculty, or staff for this activity has any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.