Are You Fluent in Legalese? Winnie Maggiore on EMS Legal Issues

Attorney and paramedic W. Ann Maggiore, JD, EMT-P, talks about common legal questions from EMTs up through medical directors, including transport decisions.

She also talks about cognitive errors in patient assessments from her perspective as a medical malpractice defense lawyer.

And, should you ever need an attorney, Winnie offers tips on how to find an appropriate attorney who specializes in EMS.

About Winnie Maggiore
W. Ann Maggiore, JD, EMT-P, is an attorney and paramedic in Albuquerque, NM. Her legal practice involves the defense of EMS personnel, physicians, nurses and law enforcement officers against lawsuits. She also represents EMS personnel in licensing issues. She holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine's EMS Academy where she instructs paramedics, residents and physicians in medical legal issues. She is a former paramedic, firefighter and EMS administrator.

Filmed at EMS Today 2009

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