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Julian E. Gabiola Presents “Nuts and Bolts of Medical Malpractice Actions” to the Idaho Optometric Physicians

Moffatt Thomas attorney Julian E. Gabiola presented “Nuts and Bolts of Medical Malpractice Actions” on June 13, 2017, at Hollingshead Eye Center in Boise, Idaho. Attendees of the event included 40 medical professionals, the majority of which were members of the Idaho Optometric Physicians.

The presentation took a comprehensive look into understanding and handling medical malpractice actions as a medical professional. Mr. Gabiola delineated actions that should be taken by medical professionals when diffusing patient problems, responding to legal threats, and when being served prelitigation claims and complaints.  The presentation detailed the standard of care pertaining to locality rules and national standards and explored the statute of limitations in medical malpractice actions.  Mr. Gabiola concluded the presentation with a brief look into settlements and the consequential actions that follow upon settlement.

The Idaho Optometric Physicians (IOP) is a chapter of the American Optometric Association.  The group consists of 5 optometric regional organizations throughout the state collectively comprising a membership of 180 physicians .  Derivative of the group’s mission statement is to “provide state-of-the-art vision and medical eye health care to the public through professional and personal development, continuing education programs and public policy monitoring and advocacy.

Julian E GabiolaJulian E. Gabiola works from the firm’s office in Pocatello. Mr. Gabiola is a defense litigator who specializes in medical malpractice, physician licensing, and other health care law issues with physicians and hospitals as clients, as well as personal injury claims.  Mr. Gabiola also represents clients with issues involving professional malpractice, insurance defense, employment, and commercial litigation.

Moffatt Thomas has been providing legal services to the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest since 1954. The firm serves clients in the full spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas.  With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and national and international corporations engaged in business throughout the region.  Since its inception over 60 years ago, its current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state, and local legal and civic organizations.

Our team of Professional Malpractice attorneys understands the unique handling of professional liability cases.  We assist professionals in licensing and administrative proceedings, as well as all phases of claims and litigation.  Moffatt Thomas’s diverse practice groups provide in-house resources for litigators in professional liability cases.  For more information, view our Professional Malpractice Profile.


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