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Derek Daniels Presents at the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety Annual Conference on ‘MRSA and other HAIs’

Tampa, Florida August 5, 2010 Derek Daniels, of McCumber Daniels’ Florida office, presented “MRSA and other HAIs” to attendees at the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS) 30th Annual Meeting and Education Conference.   Across the country, the number of lawsuits related to healthcare-associated infection is on the rise and verdicts are increasing in size.  Recently, a Texas court awarded $17.5M for hospital-acquired MRSA and a North Carolina plaintiff settled a failure to diagnose suit for $4.5M.  This presentation provided attendees with an overview of the current legal environment, an analysis of the “standard of care” in infection control, and resources to ensure their healthcare facilities’ policies and procedures will minimize exposure to liability.  

Derek M. Daniels is a founding partner who practices from the firm’s Florida and Pennsylvania offices.  Mr. Daniels’ practice focuses in the areas of medical malpractice, hospital, and nursing home defense litigation.  Mr. Daniels is an active member of the Florida Hospital Association and the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety.  Mr. Daniels has presented on numerous occasions at various industry conferences and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics including mock trials, apex official depositions, Amendment 7 discovery and, most recently, on the new challenge faced by hospitals with the advent of medical negligence claims based on non-delegable duties.  In 2006, he was recognized by his peers as a “Legal Elite” as profiled in Florida Trend Magazine.

For more information on this topic or to receive a copy of the presentation, please contact Derek Daniels at ddaniels@mccumberdaniels.com

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