Disrupting Reptile Tactics in Med Mal Cases: Defense Strategies for Discovery, Witness Preparation, and Trial
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss how to combat plaintiff's use of "reptile" theory and tactics in medical malpractice litigation, including a discussion of strategies to prevent witnesses from being manipulated into providing damaging testimony that admits liability.
- Reptile tactics in med mal cases
- Defense strategies
- Confirmation bias
- Anchoring bias
- Cognitive dissonance
- Hypocrisy paradigm
- Pretrial strategies to limit reptile
- Developing trends
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How can counsel teach deponents to avoid answering reptile questions in absolute terms?
- How can defense counsel remove the plaintiff's anchor?
- How can defense attorneys spot and identify reptile tactics before they occur?
- What are sources of information and additional instruction for combatting reptile tactics?
Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D.
Senior Litigation Consultant
Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm has provided research and strategic advice on several hundred cases across the country for the past... | Read More
Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm has provided research and strategic advice on several hundred cases across the country for the past 21 years, applying a doctorate in communication emphasizing the areas of legal persuasion and rhetoric. As a tenured Associate Professor of Communication Studies, he has taught courses including legal communication, argumentation, persuasion, and research methods. He has trained and consulted in 19 countries around the world and is Past President of the American Society of Trial Consultants.Close
Lauren M. Lundquist
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan
Ms. Lundquist is an associate practicing in the areas of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Home Care & Hospice and... | Read More
Ms. Lundquist is an associate practicing in the areas of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Home Care & Hospice and Medical Malpractice Defense. She has extensive experience representing physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and various health care providers in a variety of matters.Close
Karen M. Shimonsky
Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer
Ms. Shimonsky primarily handles health care defense litigation including both long term care cases and medical... | Read More
Ms. Shimonsky primarily handles health care defense litigation including both long term care cases and medical malpractice cases. She also assists health care companies with other issues that inevitably arise in the industry including navigating regulatory issues, developing and implementing proactive risk management protocols, and providing general legal guidance as technical legal issues arise. Outside of the health care industry, Ms. Shimonsky handles products liability cases, complex business disputes, general professional malpractice including representing clients in administrative board matters, and a variety of diverse issues depending on her clients’ needs.Close