Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
444 Case Study: Human Error + System Failures = Adverse Outcomes and Liability*

Learn how to recognize and mitigate risk by examining the facts underlying one case study in detail. After introduction of the facts of the case, we will turn to the legal claims, alleged medical errors, and clear system failures and walk through the legal elements of both constitutional and state law claims relating to medical care. Come prepared to debate which elements of the case created the most risk and which could have been avoided with better checks and balances. We will conclude with a discussion of best practices in correctional settings.

Educational Objectives

  • State the elements and varying burdens of proof for deliberate indifference and medical negligence suits
  • Discuss the legal risks inherent in each human and systematic failure that led to the adverse patient outcome
  • Review how other systems have tackled similar challenges

Level Intermediate