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Medical Malpractice

The Medical Malpractice Committee provides a forum in which members may exchange ideas and information about this vast area of law. The Committee provides educational and CLE opportunities and allows members to convene in an environment that promotes open, frank discussion regarding developments in case and statutory law.

Medical Malpractice law is an expansive practice area that is continually evolving. Practitioners must develop an array of skills that include negotiating mergers and acquisitions; representing clients in federal and state investigations and civil actions; instructing clients on certificate of need and licensing matters; advising clients on compliance and third-party payor claims such as Medicare and Medicaid; forming and operating health care corporations and partnerships including provider networks; representing clients in financing and securities transactions; and litigating a variety of disputes. A medical malpractice law practice includes multiple areas of law built around a particular type of client.

To assist members in anticipating and responding to the needs of that client, the Committee offers break-out sessions at the Joint and Annual meetings of the SCDTAA. These sessions allow medical malpractice law practitioners to interact and exchange information with other practitioners in a casual, social setting. Furthermore, the Medical Malpractice Law Committee contributes articles to the Association's publication, The DefenseLine, which offers insight into specific changes or additions to the law.

All attorneys who have an interest in health care law are encouraged to join and take part in the Committee's events.

SCDTAA Historical Facts

The South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association was formally organized on November 14, 1968. Six attorneys attended the initial meeting and by December 8, 1968, the organization had grown to 75 members. Since that time, the SCDTAA has grown to 750 members who practice in multiple areas of Civil Defense Litigation.