CD-ROM on Navigating Litigation - Earn up to 12 CME Credits

From Exam Room to Courtroom: Navigating Litigation and Coping with StressFrom Exam Room to Courtroom: Navigating Litigation and Coping With Stress

ACOG has developed a new CD-ROM designed to empower physicians to effectively navigate the legal system, recognize and cope with the accompanying symptoms of litigation stress, and emerge from such painful experiences intact.  “From Exam Room to Courtroom: Navigating Litigation and Coping with Stress” is made possible thanks to a grant by ACOG’s Development Fund.

The CD-ROM is available for purchase through the ACOG Bookstore, and physicians can earn up to 12 CME credits upon completion of the program.

Primary content areas include:

  • Handling an Adverse Even
  • Dealing with the Lawsuit
  • Understanding Pre-Trial Discovery
  • Deciding Whether to Settle
  • Getting through the Trial
  • Life after the Trial
  • Stress Relievers & Tools

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is meant by an adverse event and explain the steps to take as soon as one has occurred
  • Recognize the warning signs of a potential lawsuit
  • Explain the procedures for responding to a lawsuit
  • Describe and prepare for a discovery deposition
  • Discuss the key elements of a trial and provide a list of the usual participants
  • Explain the key factors in preparing a successful defense and mitigating the risks caused by litigation stress
  • Summarize the stress factors and coping tools associated with each stage of litigation
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of settlement
  • Define post-trial motions and appeals
  • Identify options and strategies for “moving on” after a verdict

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ACCME Accreditation

ACOG is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM or ACOG Cognate Credit(s)

ACOG designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA category 1 creditsTM or up to a maximum of 12 Category 1 ACOG cognate credits.TM   Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit is available through 2018.


James Lumalcuri, MSW
Senior Director

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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