Live CLE Seminar
Medical Malpractice 101:
Overview of Medical Liability Cases
November 1, 2012 • Denver, CO
This course has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
Medical malpractice cases are among the most complex personal injury cases to litigate. This "Medical Malpractice 101" course will provide a 360 degree review of medical malpractice litigation from inception through trial. We will examine when to pursue certain cases and even more importantly when to reject a case.
We will discuss how to identify the proper parties and the appropriate standard of care. We will then focus on how to prepare a case pre-suit and pre-trial, focusing on avoiding common pitfalls. This course will examine finding quality expert witnesses and preparation before trial. We will also discuss cross-examining physician defendants and experts at deposition and trial.
Finally, we will review the anatomy of a medical malpractice trial from jury selection to summation.
Attorney Chris P. Koupal
Chalat Hatten & Koupal P.C. – Denver, CO
Christopher P. Koupal is a partner at Chalat Hatten & Koupal PC. A Colorado native, Mr. Koupal graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Denver College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Koupal served as a member and a general editor for the Denver University Law Review. Mr. Koupal also served as an extern law clerk to the Honorable Wiley M. Daniel, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.
Mr. Koupal's practice concentrates on civil trial work, with an emphasis on ski and snowboard accidents, medical and legal malpractice, premises liability, and automobile accidents. Mr. Koupal has tried cases to verdict in Colorado state and federal courts, including acting as lead counsel in a 2009 premises liability case where a Denver jury returned a verdict in his client's favor including a six-figure award of punitive damages. In 2007, Mr. Koupal was trial counsel in a medical negligence case where the jury returned a $10.1 million dollar verdict; one of the largest verdicts of its kind in Colorado history. Mr. Koupal has been a featured lecturer on the topic of ski and snowboard litigation, and has been invited to lecture for the Colorado Bar Association on issues relating to lawyers' professional liability.
Mr. Koupal has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Colorado Super Lawyers / 5280 Magazine for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has also been selected for the National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40, a new professional organization comprised of America's top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.
Total CLE Credit Hours:
5.2 (includes 1.2 ethics hour
This course has been approved by the Colorado Supreme Court.
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09:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
Young Lawyers, with under four (4) years acceptance to the Bar, may use coupon code YL25
to receive a $25 discount when checking out.
Note: Discounts can not be combined.