Mr. Timothy Ward, came to Marsh in 2002 as the claim manager for the South Carolina Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance Joint Underwriting Association. In 2004 he assumed the role of Practice Leader and Program Manager. In this role he serves as the Director of the SCJUA and has overall responsibility for the operations of the SCJUA reporting directly to the Board of Directors. He is responsible for managing the operations, underwriting and claims departments as well as the financial and compliance areas of the program.
Tim is frequently called upon by the South Carolina Legislature to discuss matters relating to medical malpractice and tort reform in South Carolina. He has provided testimony regarding various bills including the passage of the Unanticipated Medical Outcome Reconciliation Act, Medical Malpractice Reform and Punitive Damages reform.
In this role he has worked with dentists, physicians and hospitals to assist them in reducing their liability exposures. He has worked with hospitals subject to the South Carolina Tort Claims Act as well as those that fall under the Charitable Immunity Act. His ability to interpret statutory language and case law has been instrumental in his successful resolution of complex cases.
He works closely with the Department of Insurance along with key defense counsel throughout South Carolina.
Mr. D. Jay Davis, Jr., is a partner in the law firm of Young Clement Rivers, LLP. Jay is chair of the firm's Professional and Medical Liability practice groups and the firm’s Business Litigation practice group. He practices primarily Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Nursing Home and Assisted Living, Business, and Real Estate litigation.
Jay is rated AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell in the areas of litigation, Medical malpractice, and Professional Liability. Jay is also rated AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated Judicial and bar member edition by Martindale Hubbell. Jay has also been selected as a member of Super Lawyers® in the areas of Professional Liability defense. Jay has been elected to Best Lawyers in America® as well. Jay is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (”ABOTA”). He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (“FDCC”) where he serves as chair of the Healthcare Law Section.
Jay has also been a frequent speaker and presenter on issues related to litigation and insurance defense including medical malpractice, trial techniques, cross examination, risk management, lender liability, and professional malpractice issues. He has presented to the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, South Carolina Medical Association, The South Carolina Hospital Association, the Medical University of South Carolina, Roper Hospital, Palmetto Richland Hospital, The South Carolina Dental Association, the South Carolina Neurological Association. He has also served as a lecturer on behalf of the National Business Institute on Medical Malpractice, Legal Liability, and Real estate liability issues.
- Dental Malpractice – a totally new form of toothache!
Friday, April 28 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Credit Hours:
- Session Description:
This informative presentation will consist of an in-depth interactive presentation and discussion surrounding the latest developments in the world of Dental Malpractice. The event will consist of an informative presentation by Tim Ward of the Marsh/JUA focusing on effective risk management techniques for dealing with the risks faced by the Dental community. Mr. Ward is the director of one of the largest insurers in the state and has more than 20 years of experience working to protect dentists and their practices in today’s highly litigious environment.
The meeting will also feature a presentation by D. Jay Davis, Jr. a malpractice defense lawyer with extensive experience in defending malpractice cases. Mr. Davis has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America, has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell Judicial edition and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He will provide practical advice on avoiding claims and also what to do if you are sued. The highlight of the meeting will be a mock trial conducted by Mr. Davis based on the facts of a real dental case. You will hear and see what it is like to be named a defendant in a dental case and face the rigors of cross examination in front of the jury.
- What role does insurance play in minimizing my risk?
- What is the best way to stay out of Court?
- What should I do if I find myself in Court?
- What the most common mistakes Dentists make that will always make their case harder to win?