Litigation Education Retreat

Program Description

Educate our insured member who is actively defending themselves in a medical malpractice lawsuit on the emotional aspects of allegations of malpractice by a patient, learn coping mechanisms in dealing with these emotions and ways to seek support.

The insured will leave the seminar with a greater understanding of the medical /legal process and their role in litigation. They will learn skills to assist them in being the most effective witness they can be during deposition and trial testimony.


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe key aspects of the legal process including deposition styles, courtroom etiquette, and their role as well as the roles of defense attorney, plaintiff attorney and jury.
  • Deploy coping mechanism strategies dealing with emotions of anger, fear, depression and anxiety associated with malpractice litigation.
  • Demonstrate techniques that reinforce their role as a confident, competent professional, including personal appearance and demeanor that are essential to being an effective witness


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


Noelle Nelson, PhD

Ronaldo Diaz, Esq.

Ken Broda-Bahm, PhD

Beth Rominger

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of five and three-quarters (5.75) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only those credit(s) commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course ID#:    TDS 17035.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 04/12/2017
Expiration Date for This Activity: 10/16/2017


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Complies with State Requirements

This activity complies with Florida state requirments. 

Contact Us

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