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Medical Malpractice Series

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Course Description

Dire Wolf Financial Services, the medical malpractice insurance specialist, is proud to host this series on Medical Malpractice.

In this series, Dire Wolf engages with industry experts to find out more about what is going on the medical malpractice world. In partnership with various industry leaders such as Norton Rose Fulbright, international law firm; and Genoa, leading medical malpractice underwriting managers we tap into expertise in this field.

In each episode of this series, Dire Wolf managing director Arlene Mulder speaks to an industry expert about various topics:

  1. Understanding Medical Negligence with Romany Sutherland, legal expert from Norton Rose Fulbright
  2. Informed Consent, Disclosures and Record Keeping with Dr Brad Beira, Chiropractor and experienced legal advisor
  3. Digital Record Keeping with Dr Dirk van der Spuy, orthopaedic surgeon and co-founder of Astrocyte
  4. What to do when you get sued with Romany Sutherland, legal expert from Norton Rose Fulbright
  5. Medical Malpractice Insurance with Michael-John Damant, Director at Genoa Underwriting Managers
  6. Telehealth and telemedicine with Dr Brad Beira, Chiropractor and experienced legal advisor
  7. Informed consent with Dr Dirk van der Spuy, orthopaedic surgeon and co-founder of Astrocyte
  8. Social Media with Dr Brad Beira, Chiropractor and experienced legal advisor

Introduction

Following the trend in other countries like United States, there has been an explosion of medical negligence litigation in the past 10 – 15 years in South Africa. A quick online search for “medical malpractice in South Africa” yields numerous articles regarding the exponential rise in medical malpractice claims.

Commentators attribute this increase in litigation to several factors including stretched resources in state hospitals; however, medical negligence is not limited to state hospitals.

Is this true, are these just stories or hearsay? Let’s rather examine the facts.


Who Should Enroll

All Healthcare Providers (HCPs) who are seeing patients and would like to learn more about the risks associated with medical malpractice claims and insurance cover.


Course Content

  • Define and understand medical negligence
  • Latest developments in the medical malpractice industry
  • Legal matters relating to medical malpractice
  • Informed consent and disclosures
  • Digital Record Keeping
  • Medical Malpractice insurance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Social Media
  • Telehealth and telemedicine

Course Highlights

Industry experts sharing their knowledge on medical malpractice related matters.


Learning Outcomes

This course has been made available through generous sponsorship from Dire Wolf Financial Services


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