CLYDE D. BERGSTRESSER - One of the Top Trial Lawyers in New England

Publications & Presentations

"Liability Prevention for Physicians and Health Care Professionals," Strategies and Update 2010
Course Director, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, 2001-2012
"Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court," A Survival Guide,
Course Director, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, 2001-2010
"Use of Expert Witnesses," Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Association, 2010
Professional Liability Committee: Handling Legal Malpractice Claims from the Plaintiff's Perspective, Boston Bar Association, 2009
"Malpractice Claims Against Lawyers – Recent Development, Hot Topics and Strategies: Mock Trial Presenter, MCLE, 2005
"Malpractice Claims Against Attorneys, Theories, Defenses, Strategies and Tactics," 2004
"The Mold Muddle: Handling Plaintiff's Cases Arising from Mold Exposure: Science, Causation and Daubert," MCLE, 2004
"Recent Developments in Civil Litigation: How to Avoid the Unexpected Verdict,"
Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, 2003
"The Art of Handling a Medical Malpractice Case," Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2002
"Premises Liability Seminar – Expert Section and Establishing Causation," MCLE, 2002
"The New Legal Malpractice Marketplace – Expanding Claims and Hardening Markets," Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, 2001
"Nursing Home Litigation – View from the Plaintiff: Impact of Charitable Immunity and Elder Abuse," MCLE, 2000
"Protecting Elders Through Nursing Home and Managers," Case Litigation: Elder Law Institute VI: Sponsored by NAELA and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2000
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys – the Art of Opening and Closing Statements, 1999
Fourth International Conference on Sexual Misconduct by Psychotherapists, Other Health Care Professionals & Clergy (1998) "When the Couch Meets the Bench" and "Effective Expert Witnesses," 1998
Physician's Risk Management – Good Samaritan Program – View From Both Sides, Pro Mutual, 1997
Handling Wrongful Death Claims Appurtenant of Damages between Pain and Suffering and Wrongful Death, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1996
"Massachusetts Practice," Summary of Basic Law, Third Edition; ed. Alpern and Shubow,
West Publishing Company, Chapter on Medical Malpractice, 1996
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Risk Management Conference, "Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Today's Practice Environment," 1996
"A Model State Act to Authorize and Regulate Physician Assisted Suicide," Harvard Journal on Legislation Charles H. Baron, Clyde D. Bergstresser, Dan W. Brock, Garrick F. Cole, Nancy S. Dorfman, Judith A. Johnson, Lowell E. Schnipper, James Vorenberg and Sidney Wanzer, 1996
Medical Malpractice Update: "Selecting Experts and the Loss of Chance Doctrine," MCLE, 1996
Mental Health Records: Access, Confidentiality and Admissibility, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1995
"Sexual Abuse Litigation: Plaintiff's Perspective," Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1995
"Training of Prosecutors," Board of Registration in Medicine, 1995
Medical Malpractice Update, MCLE, 1993
How to Handle Ob-Gyn Malpractice Cases, MCLE, 1992
"Handling Sexual Abuse Cases: Repressed Memory vs. False Memory; Insurance Issues, Statute of Limitations," Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1991
"Mental Disabilities – The Legal Response"
M.C.L.E., N.E.L.I., Chapter: Right to Refuse Treatment, 1979
"Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law," Boston College Law School, Law Review, Chapter: Torts, 1979
"Handling The Psychiatric Witness," Lawrence D. Shubow and Clyde D. Bergstresser, Trial Magazine, July 1977


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