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Conversations with Bob Mundheim Continues with John Cannon of Shearman & Sterling Read more...

Posted: 04/07/2014

 

Board of Regents Approves Reduction in Arizona Law Nonresident Tuition Read more...

Posted: 04/04/2014

 

Peter Mundheim & Brandon Becker Join Prof. Mundheim in the Conversation Series Read more...

Posted: 03/31/2014

 

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 24, 2014 Read more...

Posted: 03/24/2014

 

Arizona Law Career Development Starts Interview Program in Phoenix Read more...

Posted: 03/14/2014

 

Arizona Law and Quarles & Brady Partner to Launch Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic Read more...

Posted: 03/11/2014

 

UANews Features Prof. Anaya's Work as Teacher & International Human Rights Expert Read more...

Posted: 02/27/2014

 

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Rewards Excellence in Legal Writing Read more...

Posted: 02/17/2014

 

Prof Anaya Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Read more...

Posted: 02/07/2014

 

Environmental Breakfast Club 2013 - 2014 Schedule Read more...

Posted: 09/11/2013

 

 

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Course Description

This course examines personal injury litigation against health care providers (physicians, nurses, hospitals and HMO's, to name a few). Most law students are familiar with the basic concepts of personal injury litigation, at least of the "red car hits blue car" genre. Medical liability litigation introduces many complexities, including, but in no way limited to, challenging nuances concerning extraordinary procedural requirements, financing cases, obtaining and qualifying experts, adducing and presenting scientific evidence, the standard of care, causation, damages, joint and vicarious liability, product liability and tort reform. The course will be both practical and theoretical. In addition to readings in a traditional casebook, students will study the basic steps of a medical liability case from the client interview through accepting a case, doing discovery and pretrial work, trial and appeal. Documents will be available if the student wishes to build a "form file"for future use. Examination of the various stages of medical liability litigation and the textbook material will both entail consideration of underlying strategic, policy and jurisprudential issues. The course is good preparation for any type of relatively complex litigation.

 

Updated: 01/06/2014