Douglas Penner to Present at OMS Risk Management Seminar

Goodman Allen Donnelly attorney Douglas Penner will co-present at the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting on February 29, 2020. The seminar, OMSNIC Patient Safety Concepts and Risk Mitigation Strategies for OMS, will discuss actual closed malpractice cases to illustrate key safety principles, with an emphasis on clinical communication and care coordination issues. Case topics include failure to diagnose, extractions, implants, and anesthesia.

Mr. Penner has represented nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, pharmacists, physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care providers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, trying cases to verdict in various state courts. This distinctive combination of claims and risk management experience gives him an unparalleled and invaluable ability to understand and counsel clients on critical matters of risk prevention.

Course objectives:

  • Improve patient expectations of treatment outcomes through communication of potential complications and associated management strategies
  • Support patient safety efforts through teamwork among staff members, operational redundancies, and technology
  • Utilize communication and timely and thorough documentation to support decisions and care coordination among providers
  • Understand that the anticipation of, and planning for, emergency events can help improve patient outcomes