Perspectives in Medical Malpractice

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Seasoned lawyers will cover various perspectives in medical malpractice including plaintiff's and defense counsel, LA Patient's Compensation Fund, recent law developments, COVID, and professionalism. Don't miss this valuable CLE! Earn 6.25 hours of CLE credit, including professionalism! 

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Registration Fee, Cancellations & Refunds:
Advanced Registration ... $350
• After Sept. 29 ... ............ $375 
(The fee includes electronic course materials, coffee/refreshments, and seminar attendance.)

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Sept. 29. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $30 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Sept. 29.

CLE Credits: A maximum of 6.25 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of professionalism, is pending.

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David A. Abramson
Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson • New Orleans

8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-845 a.m. - (.25 credits)
Program Overview
David A. Abramson
Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson • New Orleans

8:45-9:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
Perspectives from Plaintiff’s Counsel: How we evaluate and handle a Medical Malpractice Claim from initial evaluation through panel and beyond.
Michael J. Ecuyer • Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer • New Orleans
J. Antonio “Tony” Tramontana • Attorney at Law • Monroe

9:45-10:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
Perspectives from the Louisiana Patient’s Compensation Fund: Panel statistics and how we work, what we do, what we like, what we don’t like, what we need, what we want, and what we don’t want.
Ken Schnauder • Louisiana Patient’s Compensation Fund • Baton Rouge

10:45-11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.-noon - (1 credit)
Perspectives on the Law: Recent developments in Medical Malpractice Law, including with respect to Public Health Emergency Statues.
Kara Hadican Samuels • Kara Hadican Samuels& Associates • New Orleans

Noon-1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
Perspectives from Attorney Chairs ? North vs South: A Panel Discussion on how do we handle panels,  conflicts, pressure, and handling and instructions to panelists, including during Covid Public Health Emergency
Lee H. R. Chawla • Attorney at Law • New Orleans
Gina B. Tuttle • Gugliemo, Lopez, Tuttle, Hunter & Jarrell • Opelousas 

2:00-3:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
Perspectives from Defense Counsel: How we evaluate and handle a Medical Mapractice Claim from notice of an event to           request for review, through panel and beyond.
Gary J. Delahoussaye • Gachassin Law Firm • Lafayette
Christine A. Guillory • Ochsner Health System • New Orleans
Julie A. Savoy • Gachassin Law Firm • Lafayette

3:00-3:15 p.m.

3:15-4:15 pm. - (1 credit; Prof.)
Perspectives from the Bench and Bar: That’s Not Just Rude, That’s Unprofessional
Hon. Roland L. Belsome, Jr. • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal • New Orleans
Beth E. Abramson • Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson • New Orleans



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