Hot Topics: My Patient Has Persistent Nerve Injury! What to Do in a Court of Law

June 14, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm ET

Live Webinar & Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia Hot Topics Installment for June

Gavel and scales of justice

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 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 



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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

Dr. Jaime Baratta

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 Worek, Esq

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.  

Dr. John Wenzel
John Wenzel, MD, graduated from Villanova University with a degree in biology, followed by medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his anesthesia residency at Thomas Jefferson University where he also pursued a fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. John has remained faculty at Thomas Jefferson University where his current interests include regional anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, and clinical OR management. 

Dr. David Hardman

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.



To receive your CME certificate
  1. Download the Credit Claim Form.
  2. Indicate the number of hours you attended (credit will be verified against registration).
  3. Send the completed form to
  4. Your certificate will be emailed to you within 1 week.
Educational objectives

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.
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