PRMS News Brief: Defense Verdict for Two Psychiatrists

PRMS Panel defense attorneys Laura Herzog of Thomas, Thomas & Hafer (based in Bethlehem, PA) and Tim Holland of The Perry Law Firm (based in Scranton, PA) successfully defended two participants of The Psychiatrists’ Program in a two-week medical malpractice trial. The trial involved allegations of insufficient LFT monitoring for Depakote, and the jury returned a unanimous finding that all defendants had met the standard of care. Additional information about claim trends and other PRMS activity is available in the 2013 Year in Review.

HarlandWestgate Harland Westgate, JD, NREMT – Litigation Specialist

Harland Westgate transferred to the PRMS Claims Department from the Risk Management Department in August 2010, where he had served as a risk manager since May 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. In addition, he has been a licensed Emergency Medical Technician since 2001.

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