Hodgkinson Street, LLC medical malpractice lawyer David Mepham recently participated in OHSU's Transition to Residency program for fourth-year medical students, on March 4-7, 2013. Transition to Residency is a required course developed by the Portland medical school to prepare its fourth year students for residency. The week-long program involves case discussions of legal and ethical issues that can arise in a physician's practice, including malpractice law seminars, workshops, and small group and panel discussions. The discussions were facilitated by physicians and medical malpractice defense attorneys. Topics involved common medical law issues, such as a patient’s refusal of treatment and family conflicts over withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.
Mr. Mepham, a civil litigation defense attorney specializing in medical malpractice law, has participated in this program for several years. Mr. Mepham was encouraged by the preparedness of OHSU's fourth-year medical students as they enter their internships and residencies and deemed each student’s thoughtfulness, professionalism and analytical reasoning when addressing each topic as quite impressive. On behalf of Hodgkinson Street Law, Mr. Mepham has taken more than 25 cases to jury verdict and continues to try and mediate several cases a year in both malpractice defense of physicians and medical malpractice litigation.