Activity ID



December 17, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)

Description of CME Course

Analyses of ischemic stroke medical malpractice cases indicate that failure to diagnose, failure to treat, and improper informed consent are common allegations in professional liability claims associated with strokes. This activity examines reasons for these allegations and suggests steps emergency physicians can take to avoid or reduce stroke-related lawsuits. In addition, it presents a brief overview of new technologies for stroke diagnosis and treatment.

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Educational Objectives

1. Describe three major professional liability risks emergency physicians face associated with ischemic stroke cases.
2. List and discuss three or more strategies that can reduce professional liability risks and improve patient safety associated with ischemic stroke cases.
3. Describe new developments in stroke treatment.


Stroke, ischemic, emergency care


Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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