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Charles W. Mitchell, Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc. to Speak at KCís Legal Series: Medical Malpractice Explored Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 12, 2012 --( Charles Mitchell, Consulting Actuary with Milliman, Inc. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ event entitled: “Legal Series: Medical Malpractice Explored Live Webcast,” on July 31, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

For more info, please visit the event homepage (copy/paste the link to your internet browser):

Event Synopsis:

The continued move toward implementing the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has drawn considerable discussion regarding the state of our healthcare system. A part of this discussion has been in regard to the impact that medical malpractice liability has on the delivery and cost of healthcare services.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of key thought leaders and experts to help make sense of the most important issues revolving around medical malpractice liability. Among the key issues to be discussed will be:

A Financial Perspective
- An overview of the current costs, including the distribution of costs to attorneys, insurance overhead, and patients
- A background on medical malpractice liability funding
- An overview of medical malpractice insurance market
- A review of historical financial results of medical malpractice insurers
- The potential impact of PPACA on medical malpractice

A Litigation Perspective – Protecting Your Doctors and Insureds
- Hot issued medical malpractice cases
- Understanding what it takes to prove negligence on the part of medical professional and health care providers – What has been breached on the standard of care
- Critical skills involved in defense strategies - Fact gathering and analyzing records
- Effective trial preparation and pointers
- Tactics for successful settlement negotiations
- Up to the minute regulatory updates

About Charles Mitchell

Chuck is a consulting actuary with the Milwaukee office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1998 after working at a major reinsurance company.

Chuck’s area of expertise is property and casualty insurance, particularly ratemaking, loss reserve analysis, and financial planning. Chuck’s particular area of focus has been in professional liability coverage. He provides continuous pricing and reserving support to a number of medical professional liability (MPL) insurers. He performs annual reserve and prospective funding analyses for a number of self-insured healthcare organizations.

About Milliman, Inc.

For more than 60 years, Milliman has pioneered strategies, tools, and solutions worldwide. As one of the largest consulting and actuarial firms, we are recognized leaders who have helped shape significant changes in the markets we serve. Set apart by our independent ownership, we deliver unbiased advice based on our expertise and best judgment.

Milliman insight has global reach in multiple industries, offering specialized consulting services in property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, healthcare, investment, and life insurance and financial services. Our consultants serve a wide range of clients, with highly personalized service and a unique combination of actuarial and business expertise. With offices in principal cities worldwide, Milliman combines global experience with local knowledge. We can help you operate in new markets, expand beyond your boundaries, and understand how your industry is affected by developments around the world.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
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