Named as one of the top healthcare podcasts on the web! Medical dramas, real or fictional, have filled media over the past decade... but what about the medical drama that happens around us every single day? There are nearly 100,000 malpractice cases filed every year in North America, each with its own unique set of facts that not even the best writers could conjure up. Chris Rokosh, President and CEO of Connect Medical Legal Experts has seen thousands of them. In this podcast, she explores the often misunderstood but fascinating world of medical malpractice with a variety of guests, from experienced lawyers to patients, and medical experts in the most sophisticated and complex areas of healthcare. With a deep respect for the professions of medicine and law, these interviews will inform, surprise and engage as they take the listener inside the hospital, the home, the clinic or the courtroom. These podcasts may be eligible for legal, nursing and medical education credits. Check with your professional association. Podcasts recorded in Calgary at when-sparks-fly-productions.com. For more medical legal education, visit our website! https://www.connectmlx.com/connect-to-education/connect-to-education
Medical Malpractice and Assisted Fertility
In this timely and fascinating episode of Inside Medical Malpractice Toronto plaintiff’s lawyer Duncan Embury talks about the incredible challenges of litigating Florence v. Benzaquen. This case involves a 26-year-old woman who was prescribed fertility drugs in 2007, and quickly became pregnant with triplets. As often happens with multiple pregnancies, preterm labor and prematurity were a real threat. The babies, two boys and a girl, were delivered more than 3 months early, on New Year’s Day by emergency caesarean section. They have all been diagnosed with moderate to severe cerebral palsy and neurological impairment. Listen in as Duncan Embury and Chris Rokosh discuss some of the important issues in this case including, does a doctor owe a duty of care to the not-yet-conceived child, a patient who doesn’t exist? Was this young woman advised of the risks of conceiving multiples and the associated risks of preterm birth and neurological injury? And, if she had been properly advised, would she have chosen to take the drugs? This episode will leave you with much to think about and talk about!
The Best of Inside Medical Malpractice Part 2
Chris Rokosh ends almost every episode of Inside Medical Malpractice with the question “What is the most important thing you’d like doctors, nurses, lawyers, and the public to know about medical malpractice?”. The answers came from healthcare providers, plaintiff and defense lawyers, and a supreme court judge. The responses are as different as their perspectives….but always honest, insightful, and thought provoking. In this episode, listen in as Dr. Michael Narvey, Former Chief Supreme Court Justice Beverly McLaughlin, Ob/Gyn Dr. Colin Birch, Internist Dr. Danielle Ofri, and lawyers Virginia May, Barb Legate and Michael Waite offer up their advice. You’re going to love this episode! If you missed Part 1 of this episode, go back, and have a listen to the ‘best of the best’ of Inside Medical Malpractice. For more medical legal education, visit our website! https://www.connectmlx.com/education/connect-to-education.
The Best of Inside Medical Malpractice Part 1
This month on ‘Inside Medical Malpractice’, the first of two ‘best of the best’ podcasts! Almost every episode over the past 2 years ended with the question “What is the most important thing you’d like doctors, nurses, lawyers, and the public to know about medical malpractice?” Our guests came from across Canada and the US and included healthcare providers, plaintiff and defense lawyers, and a supreme court judge. Their answers to the question were as different as their unique perspectives….but always astute, insightful, and thought provoking. In this episode, listen in as past guests Brian Devlin, Gary Will, Aleks Mladenovic, John Hall, Randy Kinnard, Michael Kaplan, and Doctor Laura Fortner share their thoughts. There’s also some bonus content from Dr. Laura on how to avoid a lawsuit. You’re going to really enjoy this episode. Don’t miss it! And tune in next month for another ‘best of the best’ of Inside Medical Malpractice. For more medical legal education, visit our website! https://www.connectmlx.com/connect-to-education/connect-to-education.
Learn More about Dr. Laura Fortner
In this brief, but personal episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Dr. Laura talks about why she chose the exhausting, high risk area of Obstetrics and shares some of her favorite moments from Labor and Delivery. She also talks about her busy life at home (four kids, a dairy farm, a husband, and a new business!) and the surprising career path she would have taken if she hadn’t become a doctor. You’ll hear about the joy that gets her up in the morning, the things that keep her awake at night and the advice she would offer her younger self is she could. You’ll fall in love with Dr. Laura by the end of this episode, and be grateful for her insights, honesty, and vulnerability. Don’t miss it! For more medical legal education, visit our website https://www.connectmlx.com/connect-to-education/connect-to-education
Chris Rokosh and Dr. Laura Fortner Ob/Gyn and Certified Life Coach; Turning Pain into Purpose
In this fascinating episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks with Ob/Gyn and owner of The Med Mal Coach Dr. Laura Fortner. Several years ago, Dr. Laura was sued for malpractice. Her case was opened, dismissed, re-opened, went to trial, appealed and is currently making its way through the Ohio Supreme Court. The accompanying feelings of shame, loneliness, anger, doubt, fear, and helplessness affected every aspect of life for nearly 5 years. Until Dr. Laura sought the help of a life coach who helped change her way of thinking and come to peace with the outcome, whatever that happens to be. During this difficult experience, Dr. Laura woke up one day knowing that she had to help other physicians heal the devastating personal and moral injury that often accompany a lawsuit. As The Med Mal Coach, Dr. Laura walks her clients through litigation, with a goal of returning to their confidence and self-assurance. Listen in as Dr. Laura shares what she learned from her experience, how being sued changed her approach to medicine (and life!), offers great advice on avoiding a lawsuit and gives insight into the most important things we should all know about medical malpractice. This is a fantastic episode. Don’t miss it! For more medical legal education, visit our website. https://www.connectmlx.com/connect-to-education/connect-to-education
Chris Rokosh and Aleks Mladenovic; A Difficult Road Can Sometimes Lead to a Great Destination.
In this moving, inspirational episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks with Toronto medical malpractice lawyer Aleks Mladenovic. In 2019, Alex was completely surprised to learn he had bowel cancer. At the time, he was a young, busy successful lawyer who was forced to quickly face a cancer diagnosis, find a way to enter and trust a healthcare system that he had sued multiple times, overcome the challenges of treatments, and undergo multiple surgeries that included life threatening complications. But this isn’t just a story of struggle. It’s a story of triumph and success as Aleks made the seemingly impossible journey back to the office and into the courtroom. Listen as he shares the highs and lows of his experience, talks about the most valuable things he learned, praises the doctors and nurses who healed him by seeing him and offers up what, he thinks, needs to be changed about healthcare. Then Aleks shares some of the best advice ever on what doctors, nurses, lawyer, and the public need to know about medical malpractice. This is a fantastic episode. Don’t miss it! For more medical legal education, visit our website https://www.connectmlx.com/connect-to-education/connect-to-education