What Risk Managers Need to Know about Plaintiffs' Reptile Strategy

Thursday, February 16
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2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
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Hospital personnel, managing officers, staff physicians and administrative personnel are frequently subpoenaed to give deposition testimony, both in cases where the institution is a party and in those where it is not yet involved. By this point in time, most healthcare risk managers have likely heard of the "Reptile" approach to depositions and litigation being employed by plaintiff attorneys nationwide. But risk managers need to know how to help prepare hospital personnel to face this tactic. Simply meeting once with the hospital's attorneys for routine depo prep is not enough. Risk managers need to understand the tactics and should become an active participant in this preparation, with the realization that this approach will be used frequently in coming years. A simple slip by a hospital employee in a deposition in which the "Reptile" approach is used is enough to cost the hospital or healthcare organization millions of dollars in damages.

 

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J. Thaddeus EckenrodeJ. Thaddeus Eckenrode
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Eckenrode-Maupin

  • Bio
    J. Thaddeus Eckenrode is the managing partner of Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys-at-Law, a boutique St. Louis-based insurance defense firm practicing in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. He focuses on the defense of high-stakes and complex tort litigation in both state and federal courts, with an emphasis in the areas of medical malpractice, civil rights (correctional medicine), wrongful death, nursing home and product liability litigation. Mr. Eckenrode has completed over 80 jury trials to verdict and is listed in both Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers in the areas of Medical Malpractice Defense and Personal Injury Defense. He is a 1980 graduate of Siena College in Albany, New York, and a 1983 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He has authored a number of professional articles in national publications, is a frequent speaker annually at conferences across the country, and is an active national co-chair of the Medical-Legal Committee of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

 

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