Date & Time
Monday, May 1, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
123 Correctional Medical Litigation and Best Practices for Defense*

This basic overview of Section 1983 will examine claims for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need against correctional medical providers and common situations leading to these claims, including suicide, medication administration, and substance abuse and withdrawal. The presentation will also provide practical advice for correctional health care providers to best position themselves for defense of these claims.

Educational Objectives
  • Review the legal framework of a correctional medical lawsuit and standards for proving a claim
  • Discuss common correctional health care situations that can lead to lawsuits
  • Explore practical tips for health care providers to avoid lawsuits and best position themselves for defense of a claim

Level: Basic