Dan Sullivan, MD, JD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College
Past president, Illinois Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Editor, ACEP s Emergency Medicine Risk Management, 2nd edition
Founder, The Sullivan Group --Dan Sullivan, MD, JD
The cases of this book are frightening and feel awfully close. Because each feels like it could be mine tomorrow, the book does much more than entertain. The book is real, it is emotional, it is technical, and it is educational it should be mandatory reading for every practicing emergency physician. I still feel bad for the patients as well as the doctors in the situations, but hearing their tales made me better. There are lessons that I am taking away. This is an advanced course, written for skilled doctors who need to identify the unusual cases, recognize the rare events, and make great diagnoses based on subtle symptoms. It is a harsh reminder about how tough and uncertain the malpractice system is, but we do not need a reminder of that fear is a powerful motivator. Congratulations to the authors for an important book. It is still resonating with me.
James G. Adams, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital --James G. Adams, MD
Riveting is not a term I would typically use in describing a medical text, much less a medical-legal text. However, Weinstock and Klauer have indeed created a book that is not just educational, but also an enjoyable read. The authors do a literal postmortem exam on ten malpractice cases, focusing on medical records, trial transcripts, recollections of patients, family members and physicians, as well as commentaries by involved attorneys and expert witnesses from both sides. In addition, medical and legal experts not involved in the cases, provide guest commentary. Although written with emergency physicians in mind, physicians from all specialties would benefit from these in-depth analyses of selected medical malpractice cases.
Richard Nelson, MD, FACEP
Professor Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio --Richard Nelson, MD, FACEP
About the Author
Michael and Beth Weinstock and their four children, Olivia (12), Eli (10), Theo (7), and Annie (3) live in Columbus, Ohio. Michael is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and ED Attending, the Director of Medical Education with Immediate Health Associates (IHA) in the Emergency Department at Mt. Carmel St. Ann s, and Medical Director of the Ohio Dominican University Physician Assistant Studies Program. He is risk management section editor for the CME program Emergency Medicine Review and Perspectives (EM RAP), as well as the author of Bouncebacks! and The Resident s Guide to Ambulatory Care, currently in its 6th edition. Interests include international medicine, having practiced in Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and the West Indies, as well as being an avid traveler, skier, and blues guitar and harmonica player, currently the leader of a foot-stompin, harmonica playing group, The Big Rockin Blues Band.
Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP
Kevin Klauer is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Chief Medical Officer for Emergency Medicine Physicians in Canton, Ohio; Board member for Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group; Board member for Emergency Medicine Physicians, Ltd.; Editor in Chief, Emergency Physicians Monthly; and Director, High Risk EM course. Dr. Klauer is an attending at Summa Health System, working at Barberton Citizen s Hospital and Wadsworth Rittman Hospital. In 2011, he completed his Executive JD degree with honors.
Gregory L. Henry, MD
Gregory L. Henry is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Michigan Medical Center. He was the President of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) from 1995 1996 and is currently the President and CEO of Medical Practice Risk Assessment, Inc. and President of Savannah Assurance Limited, LTD. He is on the editorial boards of Emergency Medicine Practice, Emergency Department Management, Foresight and recently of the Emergency Department Legal Letter. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Over the Top lecturer award and the Outstanding Speaker of the Year award from ACEP. He is the author of Neurologic Emergencies: A Symptom-Oriented Approach, 2nd ed. Greg is a jazz musician, columnist for Emergency Physician s Monthly (EPM), raconteur, bon vivant, and all around good guy.