Risk Management Network Series - Current Issues in Claims Management and Shifts in the Insurance Market

November 16, 2020

These sessions will provide positive and helpful insights for risk management professionals in leadership positions working towards improvements in the delivery safe and high quality healthcare at academic medical centers. The sessions will provide a roadmap for risk management leaders to collaborate with peers in the organization to design improved processes to assist leaders to address current challenges at their respective organizations.

Target Audience



Learning Objectives

Describe current trends and developments in medical malpractice litigation with an emphasis on jury trial strategies.
Explain efforts by Plaintiffs’ attorneys to use “The Reptile Theory” to influence jurors and attempt to aggravate verdicts.
Discuss strategies for defense counsel to employ to combat reptilian tactics.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.25 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/16/2020 - 2:15pm CST
Event ends: 
11/16/2020 - 3:30pm CST
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships: None of the planning committee or presenters have anything to disclose

Planning committee members
Shaifali Ray, MHA
Senior Networks Director, Member Connections

Ellen Flynn, BSN, MBA, JD
AVP Safety Programs

Lindsay Mayer, RN, MSN, CPHQ
Director, PI Programs
Lead Nurse Review/Planner

Course Reviewer

Lindsay Mayer, RN, MSN, CPHQ
Director, PI Programs
Lead Nurse Review/Planner


Michael T. Trucco, BS, JD
Stamos & Trucco LLP


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statements:

This activity is designated for 1.25 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.50 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.25 General CE - Attendance
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