What to Expect When You’re Being Sued: An Overview

Course description

Time: 12-1 p.m

Unless you have been involved in a lawsuit at some point in your career, it’s difficult to know what to expect in the event that you are sued. Join us as Dr. Gita Pensa discusses the basics of civil litigation and the stages of a malpractice lawsuit, starting from the inciting event and receipt of notice, through settlement, trial, and potential appeals. We will also cover litigation stress, the effect it can have on defendants, and resources for support and additional education.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define common terms in the civil litigation process
  • Describe the stages of a civil lawsuit, and note potential high-stress times for physician defendants
  • Identify litigation support resources
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