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Telemedicine's Hidden Medical Malpractice Risks: Standard of Care and Causation Issues Unique to Virtual Care

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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This CLE course will discuss the standard of care and causation issues unique to telemedicine as well as the types of medical malpractice claims being asserted and why. The panel will offer both plaintiff and defense perspectives on the benefits and challenges arising in telemedicine and best strategies for both sides when litigation and malpractice claims are alleged.


Healthcare providers are increasingly using telemedicine solutions or clinical services using electronic communication methods. Since 2020, telemedicine has matured and gained greater acceptance, but time has also exposed vulnerabilities. This webinar will review the legal developments resulting from these changes in medical practice.

Issues of informed consent and an advance waiver may present differently in the remote context. Liability questions may be more complex when doctors practice across state lines.

Listen as our panel of experienced medical malpractice attorneys reviews trends and litigation strategies in claims against healthcare providers, physician groups, and healthcare organizations.



  1. The practitioner-patient relationship
  2. Scope of practice for clinicians using telemedicine
  3. Potentially liable individuals and entities
  4. Duties of care
  5. Informed consent
  6. Causation
  7. Liability implications of cross-state practice


The panel will review these and other material issues:

  • The duties of the telemedicine provider
  • The commonest liability theories to date
  • Identification of experts
  • Commonest defenses


McMenamin, Joseph
Joseph P. McMenamin

Christian & Barton

Dr. McMenamin, an experienced health law attorney and former emergency physician, focuses his practice on digital...  |  Read More

Merson, Jordan
Jordan K. Merson

Merson Law

Mr. Merson has litigated medical malpractice, wrongful death, negligence, defective products and product liability,...  |  Read More

Fisher, Gillian
Gillian A. Fisher

McGivney Kluger Clark & Intoccia

Ms. Fisher's practice includes talc and asbestos products liability/toxic tort, medical malpractice, and...  |  Read More

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