Darlene King speaks to Louisiana bariatric surgeons about preventing and defending against medical malpractice

Attorney Darlene K. King was an invited speaker at the Louisiana State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (LA-ASMBS) Webinar Series on June 22, 2021. Darlene presented Medical Malpractice in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: How to prevent and defend 3.0 during the webinar, which was sponsored by our strategic partner, SurgiPROTECT™.

In her presentation, Darlene provided an overview of what the medical malpractice landscape looks like after 2020 and into the future – specifically for bariatric and metabolic surgeons nationwide and in Louisiana. She further explained how providers can protect themselves against future claims as they have evolved during COVID-19 and practical steps that can be taken to mitigate risk in this extraordinary environment.

About Darlene K. King, Esq.

With more than 20 years of healthcare litigation experience, Darlene concentrates her practice on the representation of hospitals, doctors and healthcare professionals. She advises clients on issues involving risk mitigation, crisis management and quality assurance. Darlene oversees loss control and risk management platforms for several captive professional liability insurance programs, including some that are national in scope. She has been involved in analyzing risk management, claims reduction strategies and the development of specialty-specific risk mitigation programs. Darlene is regularly invited to speak before local and national organizations, and she has co-authored numerous articles on healthcare related issues

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The LA-ASMBS is dedicated to advancing the care of the bariatric patient in the state of Louisiana. Through a statewide network of bariatric surgeons and associate members, LA-ASMBS is actively engaged in legislative efforts and advocacy focused on improving quality and access to care for Louisiana residents. To learn more about LA-ASMBS, click here.


SurgiPROTECT™ is the nation’s only malpractice program designed specifically for bariatric surgeons and their unique practices. SurgiPROTECT’s complete package includes tools and strategies to help insureds to improve patient engagement, develop quality improvement protocols, implement clinical best practices and impact organizational and individual wellness. To learn more about SurgiPROTECT™, click here.

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