Pearls and Pitfalls in Medical Liability Lawsuits

Plaintiff and defense attorneys answer commonly asked questions

Thomas B. Fleeter, MD

During the 2012 AAOS Annual Meeting, the AAOS Medical Liability Committee hosted an instructional course lecture designed to help orthopaedic surgeons understand what’s involved in constructing a medical liability case and how to avoid being the target of a malpractice lawsuit. “Anatomy of a Medical Liability Lawsuit: Practical Issues in Malpractice Avoidance,” included, among others, Byron Mitchell, JD, a defense attorney from Virginia, and Joseph L. Messa, JD, a plaintiff attorney from Philadelphia.

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