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Inside Medical Malpractice

Chris Rokosh, President Connect Medical Legal Experts Inc.

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Named as one of the top healthcare podcasts on the web! Medical dramas, real or fictional, have filled media over the past decade... but what about the medical drama that happens around us every single day? There are nearly 100,000 malpractice cases filed every year in North America, each with its own unique set of facts that not even the best writers could conjure up. Chris Rokosh, President and CEO of Connect Medical Legal Experts has seen thousands of them. In this podcast, she explores t ...
 
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Attorney John E. Hall, Jr. set out to build Hall Booth Smith into the finest litigation firm in the Southeastern US and he’s done just that. John is, among other things, a highly respected and experienced physician defense lawyer. His exceptional skill landed him a position on the National Counsel, a team of select attorneys who assist local counse…
 
In this short but personal podcast Angela King talks about her background, her family and how she spends her time when she’s not busy being a nurse. She offers some great advice for her younger self, to nurses just starting out and talks about the career path she would have chosen if she hadn’t been a nurse. She also tells us about the most importa…
 
In this episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh sits down with Ontario Perinatal Nurse expert witness Angela King. Listen in as these two share a wealth of experience as Obstetrical experts, hard working Labor and Delivery nurses, mothers, and care providers. Don’t miss the hearing about Angela’s most memorable cases, and her stories ab…
 
In this brief, but honest interview Randy Kinnard shares how he spends his time when he’s not busy lawyering and talks about the people who helped shape his life. I’m pretty sure he named Thumper the Rabbit as one of his biggest influences (!) Randy talks about the struggle to overcome survivor guilt from the Vietnam war and tells the amazing story…
 
Attorney Randy Kinnard is considered one of the best lawyers in Nashville. He is a highly respected legal professional and a decorated Vietnam veteran who has been recognized by countless organizations for his exceptional skill in and out of the courtroom. His secret? An emphasis on professional competence and great respect for all. Listen in as Ra…
 
This month, Chris Rokosh sits in the hot seat! Listen as Angela Armstrong of Prime Capital Group interviews Chris about her entrepreneurial journey on the podcast ‘Prime for Growth; Conversations with Everyday Innovators’. Chris answers questions about the early days of life as a Legal Nurse Consultant and the ups and downs of growing Connect Exper…
 
In this brief, but personal episode Dr. Narvey talks about growing up in Manitoba (a native Winnipegger!), his family, and his current life at home. Listen in as he shares how he spends his time off, what hobbies he enjoys, offers advice to his younger self and tells us what most people get wrong about him. Then, he talks about his one amazing supe…
 
In this podcast, Dr. Michael Narvey talks about his life’s work as a Neonatologist at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center. Learn how he came to the honorable profession of caring for the tiniest, most vulnerable patients, what a ‘normal’ day looks like in the NICU, and the parts of his job that he loves…..and doesn’t. Dr. Narvey talks about how his…
 
Inside Medical Malpractice welcomes Nurse Lawyer Farah Ismail back for another fascinating discussion on Long Term Care. This episode shines a light on some of the events that have challenged the Ontario LTC system over the past few years, including a nurse serial killer and a seemingly never-ending pandemic. Don’t miss Farah’s insightful discussio…
 
In this podcast, New York Lawyer Michael Kaplen shares his story about the client who focused his practice on brain injury litigation, which began a journey that led all the way to the White House. Michael offers multiple examples of how the medical management or misdiagnosis of brain injury can result in malpractice litigation. He then walks us th…
 
In this brief, but personal interview, Ob/Gyn Dr. Colin Birch tells us how he spends his time when he’s not working, offers advice for young medical students and shares what he would wish for his younger self. Learn about his journey from England to Canada, what people most often get wrong about him, and the amazing gift of loving your work. Don’t …
 
Dr. Colin Birch, Chief of Obstetrics at the Foothills Medical Center, opens this podcast with a fascinating discussion on the growing body of information surrounding the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Then, he shares such an interesting and well-rounded perspective on medical malpractice, as the defendant in a lawsuit, a pra…
 
In this brief, but insightful interview Brian Devlin considers the next phase of his life, talks about his family, his hobbies, his love of music and travel and tells us what people most often get wrong about him. He also shares the superpower that has allowed him to live a life of no regrets. Bonus! Brian plays an original guitar solo at the end o…
 
In this podcast, Brian Devlin QC tells the story of journey that started from very humble beginnings, with an English degree, a rock band and a completely unplanned, unexpected entry into law school. Brian’s 40 years career has included criminal defense, personal injury, and hundreds of medical malpractice cases. Listen as he talks about the detail…
 
In this podcast, Michael Waite QC from Carbert Waite LLP presents another side of the medical malpractice story; the perspective of a hospital defence lawyer. He answers questions like how and when does a nurse find out she’s been sued? What’s the process like from start to finish, and how long does it take? What are the professional obligations of…
 
Listen in as Mike Waite talks about his journey into health law, his family, how he loves to spend time off and what his two sons are up to. Mike shares how he hopes his work as a hospital defense lawyer will contribute to patient safety in the future. Learn what keeps him up at night, what gets him up in the morning and what’s getting him through …
 
In this insightful and personal interview, Dr. Rayman shares the joys of 49 years of marriage with Marsha, talks about his impressive running career (377 marathons so far!), what gets him up at 5 a.m. every day, and what keeps him up at night. His priorities are like this; family, passions, profession. He also offers great advice on how he hopes hi…
 
In this very unique episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks with University of Toronto Professor Dr. Rick Rayman about his work as a Dental Malpractice Expert. Dr. Rayman shares the highs and lows of expert witness work and discusses how legal knowledge has, without any doubt, made him a better educator. For dentists and students …
 
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin is one of the most accomplished, fascinating and approachable woman of our time. Her autobiographical book ‘Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life’ takes you on a journey from her humble beginnings in Pincher Creek, Alberta to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Listen in as Justice McL…
 
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin has shown women how to reach the top in spite of the insecurities and the struggle for perfection. Don’t miss this podcast as she shares the important history of the ‘Famous Five’ and how even though women have come along way, there’s still a way to go. As one of the few Chief Justices in history…
 
In this insightful and personal interview, Danielle Ofri talks about how much she loves the combination of medicine and writing, where she’s finds beauty, and what it’s been like to be quarantined with 3 teenagers. She shares her memory of the most harrowing experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and how ‘moral burdening’ leads to burnout. Don’t m…
 
Dr. Danielle Ofri MD, PhD is one of the most thought provoking and influential voices in healthcare today. She is a clinical professor at NYU School of Medicine, an internist at Bellevue Hospital and the author of several acclaimed books including ‘When We Do Harm. A Doctor Confronts Medical Error.’ Her discussion on adverse events in healthcare wi…
 
In this insightful and personal interview, Gary Will talks about how his journey into law started with the love of a TV show. Gary’s passion for his work, his family and his life is inspirational. Learn what gets him up in the morning, what keeps him up at night and what people most often get wrong about him. The piece of advice he offers to his yo…
 
In this incredibly timely episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks with Toronto lawyer Gary Will about the class action lawsuit involving the Orchard Villa Long Term Care Home in Ontario. Gary says this lawsuit is the biggest and most important challenge of his career. It isn’t just about the COVID-19 deaths in the spring and summe…
 
In this perfectly down to earth and engaging interview, Virginia May tells us about the beginning of her journey into law, and how she’s navigating her exit from the career she’s loved. Virginia shares some of the good and the bad about semi-retirement, how she hopes her work as a strategic advisor will influence young lawyers, what gets her up in …
 
In this very special episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks to lawyer Virginia May about her 40 years of successful trail blazing. Virginia was not only one of the first (pregnant!) female law partners in Alberta in the 1980’s, she founded her own very successful litigation firm May, Jensen, Shawa Solomon in 1995. Listen in as sh…
 
In this episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks to Paul Cahill about the highs and lows of a trial involving the delayed diagnosis of uterine cancer. Paul’s theory of the case is simple; when a patient presents to a doctors office with abnormal vaginal bleeding, an endometrial biopsy should be done. The conclusion? When it comes t…
 
In this episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks to Paul Cahill about a jury trial based on a 1991 pregnancy complicated by Twin to Twin Syndrome (TTTS). The tragic outcome was a stat C Section, and a brain damaged baby with Cerebral Palsy. Another case involving delayed diagnosis, this one complicated by the obvious challenge of d…
 
Learn why Paul thinks malpractice law chose him, rather than the other way around. Find out what gets him out of bed in the morning, what causes stress, how he hopes lawsuits might affect healthcare outcomes, and why he won’t recommend the profession of law to his sons. Paul also shares the one piece of advice he would offer his younger self.…
 
On this episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh talks to Paul Cahill about the trial and judgement of a case involving a rare, but serious nerve injury during a relatively minor medical procedure; Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Surgery (TVT). Paul discusses the ‘backwards perspective’ required to prove that in spite of an operative record sa…
 
In this touching and personal interview, Farah Ismail discusses her journey from nurse to lawyer and what she’s hoping for in the next phase of her career. Farah shares the true story behind the charity ‘Grayson’s Gratitude’, inspired by her sons diagnosis of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome after an E. Coli infection. Learn what gets her up in the mornin…
 
Doctors and Nurses are tasked with providing safe, ethical and competent care - even in the midst of a pandemic. This incredibly relevant and timely interview with Executive Leader, Nurse, Lawyer Farah Ismail addresses considerations for minimizing the risk of malpractice claims during the COVID-19 crisis. There are already multiple claims of negli…
 
In this episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh interviews plaintiff lawyer Shelagh McGregor about why doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals are critical to medical malpractice outcomes. Learn how experts are used to screen, educate and identify issues of standard of care and causation. Understand the difference between the…
 
In this episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh dives deeper into the role of medical experts with this fascinating second interview with plaintiff’s lawyer Shelagh McGregor. What makes a great expert? What are the important elements of the expert report and how will the report be used? What is the role of experts, and how can they prov…
 
Part 3 of Inside Medical Malpractice interviews with Shelagh McGregor addresses the thing every expert worries about – going to court. Listen as she explains how lawyers prepare experts for trial, what to expect on the stand, and how the CV, written report, all publicly available information and social media might be used to guide cross examination…
 
In this brief, but personal interview, Chris Rokosh learns how Shelagh spends her time when she’s not working, what a ‘normal’ day looks like in her world, how her 3 kids keep her grounded, and how her work as a malpractice lawyer motivates and challenges her. Find out the four questions she asks herself every morning, and what keeps her up at nigh…
 
When you’ve spent your entire career finding negligence in the health care system, how do you trust that same system to take care of you? Don’t miss this fascinating episode of Inside Medical Malpractice as Chris Rokosh interviews malpractice lawyer Maia Tomljanovic about her rocky experience of having a baby. Hear what went right, what went wrong,…
 
In this brief, but highly personal interview, Chris Rokosh finds out what inspires Maia Tomljanovic, what she does when she’s not practicing law and how she hopes her work in medical malpractice law will bring positive change to healthcare.By Chris Rokosh, President Connect Medical Legal Experts Inc.
 
In this brief but personal interview, Chris Rokosh finds out what keeps Richard Halpern motivated to continue his work in the challenging field of medical malpractice law for 30+ years (so far). What keeps him up at night? And how does he hope that his life's work will influence healthcare?By Chris Rokosh, President Connect Medical Legal Experts Inc.
 
Inside this first episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh sits down with Toronto lawyer Richard Halpern as he provides an overview of the laws, challenges and legal principles that guide medical malpractice claims. Richard offers some great advice to healthcare professionals about communication and documentation and advice to injured pa…
 
In the second episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh continues her interview with Toronto lawyer Richard Halpern as they discuss how lawyers decide when, or if, to take on a medical malpractice case. Hear about the difficult discussions and the practical decisions that help lawyers determine whether or not a claim has merit. Why wouldn…
 
In the third episode of Inside Medical Malpractice, Chris Rokosh completes her interview with Toronto lawyer Richard Halpern. Listen in while this highly experienced lawyer discusses how he handles these extremely complicated and ‘dangerous’ lawsuits from beginning to end. Learn how Richard walks the lengthy and sometimes arduous path of a malpract…
 
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