27th Annual Medical Malpractice Update

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $212

Non-Member Price: $265

Product Code: ON050523

Areas of Law: Civil, Medical Malpractice

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.6 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 4.6, NJ General: 4.6).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Paul M. Da Costa, Esq.
Sarno Da Costa D'Aniello Maceri LLC, Roseland
Michael A. Ferrara, Jr., Esq.
Ferrara & Gable, LLC, Cherry Hill


David W. Badie, Esq.
Associate General Counsel, University Hospital, Newark
Dennis M. Donnelly, Esq.
The Donnelly Law Firm LLC, Summit
Robert T. Evers, Esq.
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, PC, Roseland
Carol L. Forte, Esq.
Blume Forte Fried Forte Zerres and Molinari, Chatham
John M. Hockin, Jr., Esq.
Ronan, Tuzzio & Giannone, Tinton Falls
Robert E. Paarz, Esq.
Weiss & Paarz, PC, Cherry Hill
Jennifer Suh, Esq.
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP, Bedminster
Christina Vassiliou Harvey, Esq.
Past Trustee, NJSBA
Lomurro Law, Freehold
is a Partner in Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC (Lomurro Law) in Freehold, New Jersey. She focuses her practice in appellate matters, personal injury litigation, disability matters, attorney ethics and horseracing law, and has experience litigating personal injury case for both the plaintiff and defense sides, medical malpractice cases for plaintiffs, commercial disputes, and prosecuting and defending insurance brokers and attorneys in claims of professional negligence.
nMs. Harvey is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania at the trial and appellate levels, and before administrative agencies. A former Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, she has been a member of the New Jersey Law Journal’s Young Lawyer Advisory Board and is Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Having served as President of the Mercer County Women Lawyers Caucus, she is a founding board member of the Community Justice Center, a non-profit organization that assists disabled veterans in obtaining disability benefits.
nMs. Harvey has authored articles for the New Jersey Lawyer newspaper, NJ Esq., The Affiliate, The Young Lawyer and the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Newsletter. She has lectured for ICLE on professional responsibility as part of the Skills and Methods course and for the NJSBA and other organizations on ethics, collections and client relations. She has received three "Star of the Quarter" awards and one “Star of the Year” award for her work in the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and was the recipient of the Service to the Bar Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2013 from the NJSBA-Young Lawyers Division.
nMs. Harvey received her B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University. She was a contract specialist for the United States Navy before attending Rutgers University School of Law and receiving her J.D. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dorothea O’C. Wefing, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Medical Malpractice Special Committee

27 years of providing the top information from the top lawyers in the State!

If you prepare and try medical malpractice cases, this annual information-packed program will familiarize you with key cases that may change the way you handle your next trial. As an attendee, you’ll find out how to deal with common and not so common complex issues that arise, while you pick up practical advice that will help you obtain the optimum result for your clients.

The 27th annual presentation of this timely program is designed for trial attorneys at every level of experience who handle medical malpractice cases or complex personal injury litigation. Hundreds of New Jersey’s medical malpractice attorneys, personal injury lawyers, insurance professionals and general practitioners have regularly relied upon this annual update to keep up with recent developments and cutting-edge issues. If you have not attended before, you’ll discover that this program is a quick and easy way to catch up – in just one morning – on all the critical new developments you need to know.

PLUS, a review of every published medical malpractice case decided in the past year.

Program Agenda:

  • 8:55 - Welcome
  • 9:00 - A Review of Every Published Medical Malpractice Case Decided This Past Year - Christina Vassiliou Harvey, Esq.; John M. Hockin, Jr., Esq.
  • 9:45 - Post-COVID Depositions: Still Riding the Zoom Wave? Pros and Cons of Zoom Depositions in Medical Malpractice Cases - Carol L. Forte, Esq.
  • 10:05 - Post-COVID Jury Voir Dire - Robert T. Evers, Esq.
  • 10:30 - Nuts and Bolts of Collecting the All-Important Medical Records - David W. Badie, Esq.
  • 10:55 - Break
  • 11:05 - Inconsistency in vicarious liability law for different medical entities: Hospitals vs Ambulatory care centers - Dennis M. Donnelly, Esq.
  • 11:30 - Latest developments and trends in affidavit of merit law - Jennifer Suh, Esq.
  • 11:55 - A Defendant’s Malpractice Carrier Files for Bankruptcy: What Now? - Robert E. Paarz, Esq.
  • 12:25 - Panel discussion/roundtable- Lasiw v. Perreira - Discovery issues and the right of plaintiffs to inspect records - The panel led by Paul M. da Costa, Esq.
  • 12:55 - Final comments
  • 1:00 - Adjourn


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