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New Supreme Court Rule:
Certificate of Merit Telephone Seminar

Convenient!  Stay in your office and learn!
Thursday, December 18, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 pm

PaTLA offers this special 1 1/2-hour telephone seminar to update you on the new Certificate of Merit rule.   This “rule” applies to all med mal & professional liability cases, & is a must for all med mal attorneys. 

  • The Basics:
    • Effective date
    • Does it apply only to complaints?
    • Must be filed within 60 days?Who signs the COM?
    • What must the COM say?
    • Who is a medical provider?
  • Claims Against Hospitals
    • Vicarious liability claims
    • Corporate negligence theories
  • Who is an Appropriate Expert?
    • Incorporation of Section 502 of MCare
    • Is the common law still relevant?
  • Discovery Limitations - Only minimal discovery with no Certificate of Merit filed
  • Unknown Facts - The Dilemma: What Are Your Options?
    • File a Writ and seek discovery
    • File a complaint and seek discovery & extension of time on COM
    • Obtain “qualified” COM
  • Causation
    • How specific must the COM be?
    • When is the defendant entitled to see a COM?           
  • The Non Pros
    • Is notice required?
    • Standard to open judgment
    • COM filed on the 61st day, Non Pros filed on 62nd day: What result?

Terry S. Hyman, Esq., John P. Gismondi, Esq. and Carol Nelson Shepherd, Esq.

Registration fees:
PaTLA Members $99
Non-Members    $129

Click HERE to register for the Certificate of Merit teleconference

Note:  This seminar is by telephone only.  You must register by Wednesday, December 17, 2003.  Upon receipt of your registration, we will fax you the information needed to participate in the call.

Click HERE to return to the list of available telephone seminars or HERE to return to the Calendar of Events

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