June 14, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm ET
Live Webinar & Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia Hot Topics Installment for June
Join us for a mock trial discussion involving a case of peripheral nerve injury with a lawyer and an expert witness discussing proper documentation, patient follow up, and overcoming the challenges of a malpractice suit.
This webinar offers 1 CME credit. It is free for members.
Webinar recording is available to ASRA Pain Medicine members and registrants of the event. Email email@example.com for assistance.
7:00 pm – Welcome and Introduction – Jaime Baratta, MD, Moderator
7:03 pm – Peripheral Nerve Injury Mock Trial – Andrew K. Worek, Esq., and John Wenzel, MD
7:23 pm – Lessons Learned: Documentation, Patient Follow-up, and Overcoming the Challenges of a Malpractice Suit – David Hardman, MD, MBA, FASA
7:40 pm – Q&A
Scientific/Education Planning Committee:
Andrea Chadwick, MD; University of Kansas School of Medicine, Leawood, KS
Ki-Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZC, FRCPC; Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Steven Cohen, MD; Johns Hopkins & Walter Reed, Clarksville, MD
Samer Narouze, MD, PhD; Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jaime Baratta, MD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology and director of regional anesthesia as well as the director of the regional anesthesia and acute pain fellowship in the department of anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. After serving five years as a medical officer in the United States Navy, she completed her residency and fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. She is the vice-chair of the ASRA Wellness Special Interest Group, serves on the ASRA Faculty Development Committee, and serves as the regional anesthesia faculty advisor on the ASRA Resident Section Committee.
Andrew K. Worek, Esq. is a partner in the firm of Post & Post LLC, which specializes in defending physicians and hospital against medical malpractice and professional liability claims. Mr. Worek also represents and defends physicians in licensure hearings. Mr. Worek focuses his practices within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in both state and Federal Courts. Mr. Worek has 31 years of experience as a trial attorney.
David Hardman, MD, MBA, FASA, is a professor of anesthesiology and vice-chair for professional affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He previously served as a subspecialty regional anesthesiology faculty member and residency program director at Duke University. Dr. Hardman has expertise in nerve injury after peripheral nerve block and regularly consults as an expert witness defending anesthesiologists who have experienced neurologic complications after peripheral nerve blocks.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the best practices to adhere to during a malpractice suit.
- Recall the key aspects of documentation and follow-up after peripheral nerve injury.