Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 669 Medical Malpractice



Course Description

This course will explore the following topics relating to medical malpractice: the legal aspects of medical malpractice and negligence; various types of health care provider in the framework of negligence litigation; federal and state laws that affect the issues of malpractice; analysis and utilization of the medical records; and an understanding of the role of governing oversight boards in the context of healthcare providers. Coverage in this course overlaps with that in LAW 608, Health Law: The Physician-Patient Relationship ; students who have completed that course are ineligible to enroll in this course.