Gretchen G. Randall Presents “Avoiding and Reducing Medical-Legal Risk: Effective Charting and Communication”

August 25, 2022

Gretchen G. Randall presented at a recent St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Lecture. Attorney Randall’s presentation, titled “Avoiding and Reducing Medical-Legal Risk: Effective Charting and Communication” was delivered to attending surgeons, mid-level providers, and surgical residents.

Attorney Randall provided concrete ways in which detailed physician entries in a patient’s medical record can assist in the successful defense of a malpractice claim and the hazards of a sparse record. She also discussed the importance of contemporaneous charting, the benefits and drawbacks of electronic medical records, and effective methods of inter-provider communications. These concepts were further explored through a series of hypothetical case studies and chart reviews.

Gretchen G. Randall, principal with Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.
Gretchen G. Randall

Gretchen G. Randall practices primarily in medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice, products liability and premises liability. She defends hospitals, physicians, mid-level practitioners and nursing staff against claims of medical negligence. Attorney Randall has successfully litigated jury cases and bench trials, as well as representing her clients’ interests in binding arbitrations and mediations. She also represents physicians in licensing matters before the Connecticut Department of Public Health.