Overview and Target Audience
The purpose of this educational activity will be to discuss strategies from patient acquisition through litigation that can reduce the incidence of claims or make them easier to defend. Unfortunately, virtually all bariatric surgeons, especially those in major markets, will face malpractice litigation. While upsetting, the defense wins the majority of cases. Risk management is a detailed process that has to be part of the entire bariatric program.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss differences in the legal system.
- Demonstrate aspects that can make cases defend-able and make verdicts in your favor more likely.