Register for 'Treating Medical Errors' at Penn State Law

How has the legal system shaped the practice of medicine? What should lawyers know about physicians? The Penn State community is invited to register now for “Treating Medical Errors” on April 2. This interdisciplinary event features pediatric medical residents from Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Children’s Hospital and students from Penn State Law. Together, law students and medical residents work through a moot medical malpractice trial with pediatricians being both witnesses in the case and consultants to their legal teams. The morning session, which begins at 9 a.m., consists of an abbreviated civil trial centered on the facts of the moot case. Over lunch all attendees and participants will “deliberate.” At 1:30 p.m. event organizers Professor Gary Gildin of Penn State Law and Stephen J. Wassner of Milton S. Hershey Children’s Hospital will host an interdisciplinary discussion on the merits of the case, the structure of the legal system, and the practice of law and medicine.

This event will be webcast live. Register by 5 p.m. on March 29 to attend this event in person at Lewis Katz Hall, 333 W. South St., Carlisle, Pa. The case file for the mock trial is posted on the event website.

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Last Updated March 28, 2012