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SRB Hawaii Law Educational Resources

Birth Injury Lectures and Presentations

Since 1994, Attorney Stephen of SRB Hawaii Law has been lecturing in Hawaii, Michigan, Colorado, and New York about Birth Injuries, its implications on the life of a mother and her child as well as the litigation and lawsuit cases he has handled.

  • AWHONN National Convention 
    Denver, Colorado, 2022
    • “A Modern Approach to Litigation,”
    • “Birth Injury Lawsuits 101,”
    • “Triage and the Emergency Department,”
    • “External Fetal Heart Monitoring and Delivery Claims,”
    • “Postpartum Care of Mom and Baby,”
    • “Neonatal Claims,”
    • “Expert Testimony,” and
    • “Electronic Evidence and Social Media.”
  • 18th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2019

    • “Selection and Preparation of Expert\Fact Witnesses for Testimony and the Implications of the ARRIVE Trial.”
  • 25th Annual Spring Conference on High Risk Obstetrics for Symposia Medicus
    Los Cabos, Mexico, 2018
    • Managing, and Defending; Strategies to Advance Patient Care: Your Rules & Regulations& The Law
    • The Law & EFM: Where Is It Going?”
    • 33rd Annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference 
      Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2018

 

    • “Informed Consent: Do You Hear What I Hear?”
  • Grand Rounds
    Austin, Texas, 2018
    • The Interpretation of Uterine Activity on Fetal Heart Monitor Tracings”
  • High Risk Obstetrics and Perinatal Summit
    Monterey, California 2017
    • “Obstetric Communication Errors: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity, a Legal Perspective.”
  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and Queens Hospital
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017
    • Litigation Strategies-An Update from the Defense, and Improving Patient Safety.”
    • Claims Trends and Improving Patient Care
  • Grand Rounds
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017
    • “Improving Patient Engagement and Risk Minimization.”
    • “Complying with TJC and Case Law to Improve Patient/Physician Communication”
  • Birth Injuries & the Law Conference Co-Chair and Presenter
    Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016
    • Shoulder Dystocia, Uterine Tachysystole
    • Birth Injuries on Trial.
  • Grand Rounds: “Defending Shoulder Dystocia Cases.”
    Novi, Michigan, 2009
  • Perinatal Conference, “Defending Birth Trauma Litigation: Placental Pathology/Head Imaging Films.”
    Austin, Texas, 2008
  • Grand Rounds: “How Do Plaintiff’s Experts Find Fault in Cases of Shoulder Dystocia.”
    Kansas City, Kansas, 2008
  • Grand Rounds: “Obstetrical Liability and Documentation.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2007
  • Grand Rounds: “Defending Shoulder Dystocia Cases.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2005
  • Grand Rounds: “Protecting the Labor and Delivery Record.”
    Warren, Michigan, 2004
  • “Defense of Physician Assistants in Birth Trauma Litigation.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2002
  • Grand Rounds:“Medical Legal Consequences of Preterm Delivery.”
    Garden City, Michigan, 2000
  • Defending VBAC Deliveries.”
    Garden City, Michigan, 1999
  • “Avoiding Nurse Charting Errors.”
    Garden City, Michigan, 1999
  • “Pitocin Augmentation Litigation”
    Garden City, Michigan, 1998
  • The Interpretation of Fetal Heart Rate Tracings-A Defense Perspective.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 1998
  • Grand Rounds: “Fetal Heart Rate Tracings-Cross Examination Mistakes to Avoid.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 1998
  • Grand Rounds: “Interpretation of Fetal Heart Rate Tracings, Protecting the Record.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 1998
  • “The Importance of OB Charting.”
    Livonia, Michigan, 1997
  • Mock Cross Examination Video Presentation Regarding Retained Products of Conception.
    Detroit, Michigan, 1997
  • Garden City Hospital, “Pitocin Induction, Hyperstimulation, and Shoulder Dystocia Litigation.”
    Garden City, Michigan, 1997
  • Grand Rounds: “Management of Shoulder Dystocia.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 1997
  • “Obstetrical Charting, Drafting Comprehensive Notes.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 1997
  • “Neonatal Charting and Protecting the Record.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 1997
  • Current Trends in OB/GYN Litigation: The Pitfalls of Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation.
    Dearborn, Michigan, 1994
  • Grand Rounds: “Obstetrical Liability: Documentation and Obstetrical Management.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2012
  • BETA Healthcare Group. Lead the Way. “The Path to Perinatal Excellence.” “Hypoxic Fetal Heart Rate Patterns and Significance of Tachysystole/Hypertonus.”
    San Francisco, California, 2012
  • OB/GYN Retreat, “Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation and Management based on ACOG Criteria.”
    Novi, Michigan, 2011
  • 25th Annual Perinatal Conference. “Obstetrical Malpractice for the Defense.”
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2010
  • Grand Rounds: “Cervical Insufficiency Role of Ultrasound and Cerclage.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2012
  • Grand Rounds: “Identification of Hypoxia and the Significance of Tachysystole and Hypertonus.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2012
  • Hawaii Obstetrics Symposium
    Honolulu, Hawaii and Kona, Hawaii, 2019
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    • “Talking the Talk in Obstetrics: How to Make a Safe OB Unit Even Safer;”
    • “Don’t Fall into the Pit: Oxytocin, Inductions, and the ARRIVE Trial;”
    • “Not too Quick: Not Quick Enough: Getting Cesarean Safety Just Right;” and
    • “The OB and the ED.”
  • 34th Annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference
    Steamboat, Colorado, 2019
    • “Lessons Learned: What is Preventable.”
  • Perinatal Care & Birth of a Lawsuit Conference, Contemporary Forums
    Las Vegas, Nevada, 2018
    • “Consent and Care: The Legal Perspective
    • “Offer and Disclosure Versus Deny and Defend”
    • “Preparing to Testify in a Med-Mal Case;”
    • “Reptile Theory and Trial Strategy.”
  • 17th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetrical Malpractice
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018
    • “Preventing Category II Fetal Monitoring Strip Liability: Safeguarding Against Incorrect Reading and Responses.”
  • CME Specialty Conference
    Lihue, Hawaii, 2018
    • “Lessons Learned From Medical Malpractice Cases: The Importance of Policies and Procedures.”
  • BETA Annual Member Symposium
    Huntington Beach, California, 2017
    • “Shoulder Dystocia: A Legal Update.”
  • 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2017
    • “In-House Claims and Risk Management Professionals Speak Out on Obstetric Malpractice Financial & Legal Decisions Evaluation and Settlement of Cases.”
  • 32nd Annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference
    Steamboat, Colorado, 2017
    • Recent Trends in Obstetric Malpractice Claims
  • Grand Rounds
    Lihue, Hawaii, 2017
    • “Informed Consent”
  • Grand Rounds
    Kamuela, Hawaii, 2017
    •  “Improving Health Literacy.”
  • AWHONN National Convention
    Grapevine, Texas, 2016
    • “Protocols and Guidelines in the Interpretation of Uterine Activity on FHR Patterns-Help or Hindrance?”
  • PeriGen Obstetrical/Neonatal Reception
    Grapevine, Texas, 2016
    • “Short Stories of OB Nurse Malpractice and How They Might Have Been Avoided.”
  • Bioethics Committee Conference
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2016
    • “Advancing Patient Care in Pediatrics.”
  • CME Specialty Conferences 
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2016
    • “The Reptile Theory and the Standard of Care.”
  • Risk Management Conference 
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2016
    • “Strategies for Advancing Patient Care.”
  • Specialty Conference
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2016
    • “Changing the Landscape in Assessing Damages in Liability Cases.”
  • Medical Malpractice Damages Conference
    New York, New York, 2016
    • “Defining Damages: Defining Medical Care Needs in Personal Injury Claims.”
  • 31st Annual Steamboat Perinatal Conference
    Steamboat, Colorado, 2016
    • “Legal Pitfalls in Treating Cervical Insufficiency.”
  • ASDA Annual Conference
    Big Sky, Montana, 2016
    • “Affordable Care Act and Personal Injury Cases.”
  • Defining Damages: “Defining Medical Care Needs in Third Party Severity Bodily Injury Claims.”
    New York, New York, 2015
  • Grand Rounds
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014
    • “Policies/Procedures/Protocols and Safety Rules.”
  • Birth Trauma Seminar “The Economics of Cerebral Palsy.”
    New York, New York, 2014
  • 29th Annual Perinatal Conference
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2014
    • “The Affordable Care Act and its impact on Birth Trauma Litigation.”
  • Grand Rounds: “The Evolution of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2014
  • Grand Rounds: “A Credentialing Exam for Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2014
  • Grand Rounds: “Fetal Head Compression.”
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 2013
  • Grand Rounds: “Fetal Intolerance of Labor.”
    Lihue, Hawaii, 2013
  • Category II Fetal Heart Rate Tracings, Complying with the Standard of Care.”
    Okemos, Michigan, 2013
  • Grand Rounds: “Role of Cerclage and Progesterone Today.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2013
  • Grand Rounds: “Medical Legal Issues In OB/GYN.”
    Los Angeles, California, 2012
  • Current Controversies in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
    Mount Hood, Oregon, 2012
    • “Fetal Head Compression.”
  • Annual Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management
    Palm Springs, California, 2012
    • “Intrauterine Ischemia from Head Compression In Utero, Fact or Fiction.”
  • Grand Rounds: “Charting Errors to Avoid and Improve Patient Safety.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2012
  • Grand Rounds: “Increased Intracranial Pressure and the Reduction of Cerebral Blood Flow During Labor and Delivery.”
    Detroit, Michigan, 2012
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