Webinar: Federal Court Decision TGH Vs Azar

December 05, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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In a recent federal court decision (TGH Vs Azar) the court upheld the important protections that the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) provides for hospital critical self-analysis work product. This was an important decision offering much-needed clarity in the wake of two Florida Supreme Court decisions that seemed to favor state laws.
This Webinar will explain the recent ruling and implications that the preemption clause in the PSQIA was intended to supersede any state law or court rulings and that documents that were created for and submitted to patient safety organizations are protected patient safety work product.
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Earl Googe is a trial lawyer with Smith, Hulsey & Busey working in litigation and healthcare practice areas, particularly in medical malpractice defense. Earl is experienced in defending personal injury actions involving toxic torts, wrongful death, institutional medical negligence and profound brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system injuries. He also represents clients in business disputes involving manufacturers, pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, healthcare providers and other institutions.

Andrew S. Bolin is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and Partner at the Bolin Law Group. Since graduating from Stetson Law School cum laude in 2002, Mr. Bolin has dedicated his practice to representing defendants in civil lawsuits and has consistently advocated for balance and fairness in the civil justice system. In addition to handling civil trials, he has appeared on behalf of clients in all State and Federal Appellate Courts, including in the United States Supreme Court. He is frequently called upon to draft model bill language and offer testimony on professional malpractice and tort reform issues in front of our State Legislature.

Amy L. Dilday is a Partner at McCumber Daniels and practices in the firm's Florida office.  Ms. Dilday is a Florida Bar Board Certified Appellate Attorney who heads the appellate practice group.  In addition to heading the appellate practice group, Ms. Dilday focuses in civil litigation in the areas of medical malpractice defense, long term care defense, professional liability defense and commercial litigation.  Ms. Dilday has obtained numerous successful published opinions on behalf of McCumber Daniels’ clients.


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