Applying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your Case
An Attorney's Toolkit to Injury Anatomy
To fully understand your client’s challenges and concerns regarding injuries, and to be able to best represent them, you need to fully understand the injury itself. Focusing on the body parts that bring the most injury claims and damages each year, this full-day medically-infused legal program will equip you with the tools you need to be able to effectively apply anatomy and physiology know-how to key case elements. This unique panel of experts will overlay real-world plaintiff and defense legal strategies with anatomical diagrams, injury causation, treatment options and more. Overcome common injury claim challenges - register today!
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the most commonly disputed injuries and learn how to apply that knowledge to compelling legal strategies and case elements.
- Understand injury causation, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for knee, spine, back and soft tissue injuries.
- Examine and analyze detailed anatomy and physiology diagrams, charts and graphs, so you can determine whether the injury is new or a recurrence/aggravation of an old injury.
- Analyze and evaluate sample medical records and discover unique methods for how to best use them in motions and depositions.
- Gain a deeper understanding of neurologists, biomechanics experts, orthopedic surgeons and other medical experts, learn their strengths and weaknesses and find out how they can better assist you in your case.
- Find out unique ways for using independent medical examinations (IMEs) as both defense and plaintiff tools.
- Effectively present evidence by applying technical medical knowledge to story boards, charts, graphs and diagrams.
- Use causation, diagnosis and treatment of the injury to create compelling arguments and negotiate damages.
- Avoid potential risks by reviewing critical HIPAA standards and admissibility and confidentiality issues in medical records.
- THE BIG INJURIES
9:00 - 9:45, Michael L. Eisner
- Anatomy Diagrams, Case Studies, Images & Charts, Medical Terminology, Symptoms, Injury Causation, Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery
- Soft Tissue and Facet Joint
- Back, Spinal Cord, Disc and Neck
- Shoulders, Arms and Hands
- Knees, Legs and Feet
- Brain Injuries
- Mental Health, Depression and Chronic Pain
- USING MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE TO ASSIST WITH INTAKE AND INVESTIGATION
9:45 - 10:30, Robert M. Weber Jr.
- Different Cases, Different Assessments (Slip and Fall, Auto, Workers' Comp, Etc.)
- Is the Case Worth Taking? New Injury vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing
- Conducting a Thorough Investigation of the Accident and Injury
- Using Injury Causation to Establish Liability
- APPLYING ANATOMY EXPERTISE TO EVIDENCE STRATEGIES
10:45 - 11:45, Pamela Hanigosky
- Translating Medical Terms into Plain English
- Using Medical Records to Win Your Case - Inside Tips From the Experts
- Sample Medical Record Case Study
- Key Sources of Information in Records
- Deciphering Normal vs. Abnormal Findings
- Inconsistencies, Missing Information and Red Flags in Medical Records
- Developing a Chronology with Medical Records
- Evaluating Electronic Records
- Using X-Rays, Charts, MRIs, CT Scans and Other Medical Evidence to Establish Liability
- ENHANCING EXPERT WITNESS TACTICS WITH MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE
12:45 - 1:45, Robert M. Weber Jr.
- Locating, Selecting/Qualifying and Interviewing Experts (Tips From the Experts Themselves)
- Getting to Know Medical Experts (Specializations, Diagnosis and Treatment Options, Strengths and Weaknesses, Etc.)
- Neurologists/Orthopedic Surgeons/Physical Therapists/Foot and Ankle Doctors/Etc.
- Biomechanics Experts
- Vocational Specialists
- Accident Reconstructionists
- Using Experts Effectively
- In Depositions, Interrogatories, Cross and Direct Examination
- Prepare You for Opposing Medical Testimony
- Create Visuals and Formulate Themes
- Disprove/Prove Legitimacy of the Injury
- Prove Pain/Suffering
- Establish Reasonableness of Billing/Cost of Medical Treatment
- USING INJURY KNOW-HOW TO PRESENT AND PERSUADE
1:45 - 3:15, Michael L. Eisner
- Applying Anatomy and Physiology Knowledge to Exhibits
- Creatively Using Story Boards, Graphs and Diagrams to Present Complex Records and Other Evidence
- Displaying Medical Records Using PowerPoint
- Effectively Using Video to Present Medical Evidence
- Using Causation, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Injury to Create Compelling Arguments
- Using Anatomy Skills to Negotiate and Maximize Damages
- Challenging the Opposing Parties Medical Records
- Defending Your Medical Evidence
- Articulating Complex Knowledge of the Injury to the Judge/Jury
- Using the Expert's Final Report to Win
3:30 - 4:30, Ryan K. Rubin
- HIPAA Standards and Medical Records
- Admissibility and Confidentiality Issues
- Communication with Medical Providers
- Conflicts Between the Insurer and the Insured