This course will cover both the substantive and procedural aspects of medical malpractice litigation, which will be presented through statutory and case law as well as practical skills oriented exercises. The course will address fundamental issues surrounding medical negligence: the relationship of physician and patient, standard of care, causation, allocation of liability among providers, institutional liability, respondeat superior, apparent agency, peer review, and informed consent. The course will be presented through traditional case and statutory material as well as client oriented problems and exercise which will be utilized to introduce legal practice reality into abstract issues of medical, legal and ethical principles.
Course coverage will include problems in discovery and evidentiary issues in medical malpractice litigation, as well as problems that arise in medical malpractice trials. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, a series of practical exercises and a final exam.
|591L (CRN: 98036) Credits: 2|
Fall, 2017 (Evening).