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TOR-501: Medical Malpractice

3 credits

This course has been evaluated and recommended for 3 credits by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), and may be transferred to over 1,500 colleges and universities.



Welcome to Lawshelf’s video course on Medical Malpractice. This area of law is one of the most lucrative and controversial areas of personal injury law practice. It’s the reason doctors pay such high rates for malpractice insurance, but also the reason patients are protected from preventable injuries during treatment. This is an introductory-level course, though some prior exposure to basic tort and negligence law is helpful.

The course begins with medical malpractice causes of action and the duties owed by medical professionals to their patients. We’ll focus on the duty element of negligence torts by discussing responsibilities to patients and third parties. We’ll also focus on the informed consent requirement for medical treatment, the linchpin of many malpractice actions.



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The Doctor-Patient Relationship - Module 1 of 5


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Standard of Care - Module 2 of 5


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Causation, Defenses, and Damages - Module 3 of 5


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Lawsuits and the Role of Insurance - Module 4 of 5


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Liability of Health Care Institutions - Module 5 of 5


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Case Study: Barton v. Advanced Radiology P.A.


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Case Study: Reagan v. Newton