Tammy L. Wade will be a featured speaker at the American Conference Institute’s 14th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims. The conference will take place in Philadelphia, PA at The Union League on June 23-24, 2015. This will be Ms. Wade’s first year speaking at the Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims. Her topic, “The Reptile Theory: Implementing Effective Litigation Strategies Between Client and Counsel to Counter Reptilian Tactics,” will address how to prepare defense witnesses to recognize and respond to reptilian-styled questions in the early stages of litigation and how to identify and quash these tactics during jury selection.
The Reptile Theory is a concept, rooted in human psychology, that the plaintiffs' bar believes will assure more wins and higher verdict awards by appealing to the innate human drive to ensure one's own safety, as well as the safety of their loved ones. Utilizing this theory, plaintiff attorneys focus their case on the premise that the defendant's conduct endangers the jurors and their families, as opposed to focusing on the plaintiff's injuries.
Concentrating her practice on the defense of health care professionals in all phases of medical malpractice litigation, Ms. Wade is recognized by the American Hospital Association as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. She frequently lectures at professional seminars and conferences focusing on issues impacting healthcare risk management and quality improvement professionals.