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This basic-to-intermediate level course is designed for attorneys (personal injury, insurance, workers' compensation, disability) and other legal professionals who would like a better understanding of their cases' medical aspects. Others who may benefit include: insurance claims managers, workers' compensation managers and human resource managers.

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Don't miss this opportunity to augment your legal knowledge with an anatomy primer straight from medical professionals. (see full course description)

 

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Anatomy and Independent Medical Evaluations 101 for Attorneys - Personal Injury Law Training Seminar

Gain Added Insight When Researching Injury Claims
You know the law to a tee, but when it comes to the medical aspects of injuries and treatment, are you at a loss? Don't miss this opportunity to augment your legal knowledge with an anatomy primer straight from medical professionals. Focusing on the body parts that bring the most injury claims each year, we'll examine each part's anatomy, common injuries sustained, what to look for in medical records and diagnostic test results, and common treatment options. You'll be surprised at the added insight you'll gain on your injury cases. Register today!

  • Find out what you need to know regarding IME’s.
  • Get answers from medical professionals on treatment questions you've always wanted to ask.
  • Learn anatomy fundamentals to gain a better understanding of common injuries sustained and the medical treatment required.
  • Examine how injuries are designated as "new injury" vs. "recurrence" vs. "aggravation of injury."
  • Recognize the difference between a pre-existing condition and an acute injury in medical records.
  • Gain strategies for proving with reasonable certainty the extent of the aggravation/exacerbation of the pre-existing condition.
  • Decipher the key information that medical records and diagnostic tests can reveal.
  • Adeptly use medical terminology when discussing injuries with treating physicians and other medical experts.

 

  1. IMEs, Medical Terminology and Documentation Primer
    9:00 - 10:00, Dr. Lawrence M. Leonard and Stephen C. Whiting

    1. Purposes of Medical Examinations in the Legal Process
    2. Doctor's Perspective as Treating vs. as Examining Physician
    3. What Doctor is Asked to do in an IME
    4. Whether “IME” is Really Independent
    5. Objective vs. Subjective Symptoms in Medical Records
    6. What Medical Records and Hospital Charts can Tell You
    7. X-Ray, MRI, CT Scan Significance
  2. Back and Neck Injuries
    10:00 - 11:00, Dr. Lawrence M. Leonard
    1. Anatomy of the Spine
    2. Types of Injuries: How Trauma Occurs and How it Affects Function
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests (and Their Limitations)
    4. New Injury; Exacerbation vs. Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition; Apportionment
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  3. Shoulder Injuries
    11:15 - 12:00, Dr. Lawrence M. Leonard
    1. Anatomy of the Shoulder
    2. Types of Injuries: How Trauma Occurs and How it Affects Function
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests (and Their Limitations)
    4. New Injury; Exacerbation vs. Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition; Apportionment
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  4. Permanent Impairment and Disability
    1:00 - 1:45, Dr. Lawrence M. Leonard
    1. Permanent Impairment vs. Disability
    2. Aggravation vs. Exacerbation; Apportionment
    3. AMA Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment IV vs. VI
    4. Q&A
  5. Lower Extremity Injuries
    1:45 - 2:30, Dr. Lawrence M. Leonard
    1. Anatomy of the Hip, Leg, Knee, Ankle, and Foot
    2. Typical Injuries
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests (and Their Limitations)
    4. New Injury; Aggravation vs. Exacerbation and Pre-Existing Conditions
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  6. Head Injuries
    2:45 - 3:45, Dr. Anand I. Rughani
    1. Anatomy of the Brain
    2. Types of Head Injuries
    3. Guidelines in the Treatment of Head Injury
    4. Common Medical Treatment
    5. Q&A
  7. Roundtable Discussion Between Doctor and Attorney: Effective Litigation and Worker's Compensation Strategies
    3:45 - 4:30, Dr. Lawrence M. Leonard, Samuel K. Rudman, Dr. Anand I. Rughani, and Stephen C. Whiting

Seminar Summary:

Don't miss this opportunity to augment your legal knowledge with an anatomy primer straight from medical professionals. (see full course description)

 

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