Medicolegal Concerns in Early Pregnancy and GYN Ultrasound

Learning Objective(s)
After watching this activity, you should be able to:

- Explain the elements of medical malpractice action;

- Define the standard of care;

- Highlight the most common types of errors that lead to litigation in GYN ultrasound; and

- Improve clinical and documentation practices to reduce liability exposure.

Faculty:  Hindi E. Stohl, MD, JD

Available Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/1 ARRT Category A credit(s). Upon completion of the learning activity, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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As of August 1, 2020, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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Release Date: 10/24/2022
Expiration Date: 10/24/2025

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AIUM designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

This activity can be used to meet part of relevant AIUM Training Guidelines and/or maintenance credits for accreditation purposes. Learn more about AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation here.

ARRT Category A Credit 

The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The AIUM is the owner and sponsor of this activity. This activity is approved by the AIUM for ARRT Category A credit. This CE activity may be available in multiple formats or from different CE sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities (e.g., Internet courses, home study programs, directed readings, live lectures) to be repeated for CE credit in the same CE biennium.

Additional Credit Information

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™.

Documenting CME Credits

All participants who pass the post-test have access to a CME certificate. The AIUM will submit credits to the ARDMS for active AIUM membership accounts with a valid ARDMS ID number. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure credit accuracy and adherence to any audit requests.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosures for this Activity

  • Ashley McDermott, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Hindi Stohl, no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Hindi E. Stohl


Hindi Stohl, MD, JD, completed her undergraduate training at Columbia University and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University followed by a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Stohl then completed a law degree at Southwestern Law School, after which she passed the California State Bar. She is currently the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Associate Residency Program Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also the Chair of the hospital Medicolegal Committee at Harbor-UCLA and does medical-legal consulting and expert witnessing. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, a rabbi, and her nine boys.