In this webinar, the speakers will examine key elements relating to medical negligence matters and look at the issues from the perspective of a practitioner representing a patient, as well as a practitioner representing a doctor or hospital. They will discuss the important role of experts in medical negligence matters and innovative tools such as neutral evaluation and medical mediation.
Dr Richard Veerapen
MB, FRCSEd (SN), LL.B (Hons), LL.M. (Medical Law)
MA in Dispute Resolution (University of Victoria)
Ph.D. (Law & Society, University of Victoria)
- Tutor/Instructor, UBC MD Program
- Adviser, FLEX Program (Island Medical Program)
- Adj Asst Prof School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Following a clinical career of close to three decades primarily as a neurosurgeon in Malaysia, Dr Richard undertook legal studies, culminating with a doctoral degree in 2018. His areas of interest include informed consent and the role of family and close others during medical decision-making. Currently, he is completing the preparation of a textbook in the field of conflict management in healthcare environments.
Shanti Abraham of Shanti Abraham & Associates in Kuala Lumpur is a litigator, arbitrator, adjudicator, and mediator. Her areas of practice include healthcare (dispute resolution and corporate work), and contractual, commercial, and construction disputes, among others.
Shanti is an International Mediator on the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“AAA-ICDR”)’s inaugural panel of mediators. She is also the Chairperson of the International Mediation Institute (“IMI”)’s Investor State Mediation Taskforce. She is a Principal Mediator of Singapore Mediation Centre and a Singapore International Mediation Institute (“SIMI”) Certified Mediator (Level 4). She is a Mediator on the panels of the Securities Industries Dispute Resolution Centre (“SIDREC”), Malaysian Mediation Centre (“MMC”), and a healthcare mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (“SMC”), aside from being an ambassador of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.
She is also the Vice-President (Legal) of the Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia and has been on the committee for several years.
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