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Litigation Preparation in the Post-Acute World: A Certificate Program
Sessions run alongside the Convocation breakout sessions. Certificate program registrants will be able to attend the keynote presentation and Idea Exchange sessions and earn up to 16.5 CEs. Registrants must attend each certificate program session on April 2-4 to earn their certificate.
A series of articles in the September 2015 issue of Provider magazine (e.g., “Navigating the Litigation Quagmire”) focused on the frequency, complexity and impact of nursing home lawsuits. One article claimed that even the best facilities have a 40% chance of being sued. Furthermore, liability costs can be as high as $2,000 per bed and the average liability claim currently exceeds $200,000.
The above information suggests that nursing home executives must be able to understand the legal process before a lawsuit is filed and, most importantly, the processes involved, from the initial filing of a complaint, discovery, depositions and trial. This program will provide an overview of these processes including vulnerabilities, risks, and the involvement of experts, attorneys, insurance companies, and other participants. It deserves mention that a significant part of the course is an interactive mock deposition and trial.
At the completion of the program, attendees should be able to have an improved understanding of litigation so that the facility executives and appropriate staff as well as other interested and involved parties can “navigate” the system. This is a great opportunity to bring your leadership team!