Webinar on Demand - Generational Effects on Juries and Litigation Outcomes

Webinar on Demand - Generational Effects on Juries and Litigation Outcomes

Webinar On Demand
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Online Course | Specialties: Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine
Released: 6/23/2021
Expires: 6/22/2023
Max Credits: 1.0

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Jean Ann S. Sieler, Partner
Attorney at Law
RCO Law Robison, Curphey & O'Connell
Toledo, OH
Presenter Bio
Jean Ann S. Sieler is a partner with RCO Law/Robison, Curphey & O'Connell and represents individuals and business entities in litigation in both Michigan and Ohio with an emphasis in medical malpractice defense and commercial litigation.

For more than 25 years, Jean has been defending hospitals and doctors in Ohio and Michigan, including birth injury, cardiology, radiology, pulmonary, oncology, and surgical claims. Jean has resolved problems for her clients through negotiation, mediation, and trial. Although she has gained multi-million dollar verdicts for commercial clients, she also has guided clients in handling matters of all sizes, protecting lien and bond rights, property protection, enforcing contracts, and collection on accounts.

Jean attended and graduated with honors from the University of Toledo, earning both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees. Soon after graduation in 1986, she joined RCO Law.

Jean’s practice areas are medical malpractice, commercial litigation, construction law, and agribusiness.

Activity Planners
Mark J. Hakim, BS, MA, MBA, CPHRM
Director, Risk Management & Patient Safety Educational Strategy
East Lansing, MI

Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM, CHCP
Associate Director, Education Quality and Compliance
East Lansing, MI

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Examine attributes of younger-generation jurors that may affect the jury process.
  • Consider how upcoming generations serving as jurors may affect litigation outcomes.
  • Recommend strategies to mitigate the perceived risks of younger jurors.
  • Identify presentation considerations when facing younger-generation jurors.

Target Audience
This webinar is intended for physicians, nurses, risk managers, quality managers, patient safety officers, performance improvement staff, administrators, pharmacists, legal counsel, front-line staff, and any other interested parties.
Statement of Need
Physicians need to understand the effects that generational characteristics may have on juries deciding malpractice claims. These trends are important in court cases before a predominantly millennial jury, particularly when presenting expert witness testimony. Before trying a case before jurors from this group—the largest age group in the United States—it is important to keep these factors in mind.

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Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, review the introductory CME/CNE material, watch the webinar, and complete the evaluation.

Initial Release Date: June 23, 2021
Expiration Date: June 22, 2023

Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 60 minutes

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.

Jean Ann S. Sieler has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and other activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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This program explores the effect that generational differences may have on jury selection, defense and plaintiff theories, and jury verdicts. The presenter will review the various characteristics of current generations and their potential effect on malpractice lawsuits.

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