Assessment, Review, Negotiation and Handling of Catastrophic Birth Injury Files
Assessment, Review, Negotiation and Handling of Catastrophic Birth Injury Files



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Course Description

This program was recorded on May 22, 2018

The course will focus upon the medical legal workup of a catastrophic birth injury and/or maternal death file. Participants will be walked through issue regarding the triage of files, review of the file, including retention of expert witnesses, pretrial, trial and negotiation techniques regarding the same.

Attorney Jay KelleyJay Kelley
Jay, a partner at Elk & Elk since 2011, focuses on civil trial work in state and federal courts in matters of medical negligence and wrongful death arising from birth injury, surgery; oncological, cardiac and pharmaceutical product liability causes. Jay has presented more than 70 cases to jury, including: felony prosecution, criminal defense, civil defense and civil plaintiff cases. He has been lead counsel on cases in more than 30 Ohio counties, appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Jay was included in the 22nd and 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.

2 General Credits

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  2. Types of claims
  3. hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
    1. oxygen related
    2. trauma related
    3. shoulder dystocia
    4. stillbirth
    1. Obstetric records
    2. Intrapartum records
    3. Films
    4. Neonatal records
    5. Placental pathology
    1. Obstetrics
    2. Nursing
    3. Pediatric neurology
    4. Pediatric neuroradiology
    5. Placental pathology
    6. Life care
    7. Economic
    1. Case filing
      1. Statute of limitations
      2. Timing of filing
      3. Naming of parties
    2. Discovery requests
      1. Fetal tracings
      2. Electronic medical record
      3. Policies and protocols
    3. Depositions
      1. Order
      2. Topics
    4. Expert Cross-examination
      1. Background
      2. Literature
      3. Prior testimony
    5. Damages
      1. Life Care
      2. Recovery videos
      3. Use of special needs trust
      4. Utilization of annuities
    6. TRIAL
      1. Order of Witnesses
      2. Presence/Absence of Child
      3. Presentation of Witnesses
      4. Persuasive Damage Arguments
      7. ANNUITIES