Get the Knowledge You Need to Effectively Evaluate Medical Records, Depose Doctors and More
Legal cases involving medical issues require a strong grasp of how the body functions, how injuries impede those functions and what the prognoses and treatments look like. How does your knowledge shape up? In this program, doctor and seasoned attorney faculty will provide the unique blend of medical and legal insights you need to evaluate, take on or defend cases involving injuries. Better understand the medical issues at play in your practice - register today!
Build a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology and common injuries.
Understand the different tests used to diagnose traumatic brain injury.
Explore the in's and out's of spinal injuries - from causation to symptoms, prognosis and treatment.
Learn how doctors differentiate new injury from degeneration, exacerbation or recurrence of an old injury.
Gain a medical perspective on pain assessment, syndromes and management.
Determine the uses and limitations of x-rays, MRIs and other imaging techniques.
Discover valuable questions you should be asking during doctor depositions and cross-examination.
Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Common Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries Made Simple
Spinal/Neck and Back Injuries Explained
Causation: New Injury, Exacerbation, Degeneration and Recurrence
DR. DAVID COOPER owns and operates The Knee Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and the Jefferson Orthopedic residency. Dr. Cooper entered private practice as a general orthopedic surgeon in Lansdale, Pennsylvania after serving our country for eight years as a U.S. Navy Reserve medical officer. For four years, Dr. Cooper performed all types of orthopedic surgery, including neck and low back laminectomies and fusions, along with extensive open and closed fracture care. In 1980, he was recruited by Geisinger to open the orthopedic department at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, where he was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the valley to introduce knee replacements and arthroscopic surgery. In 1981, Dr. Cooper opened The Knee Center in Wilkes-Barre to further specialize in the care and treatment of knee and lower extremity disorders. He has personally performed more than 6,000 arthroscopic surgeries, ligament repairs and knee replacements. In terms of actually performing surgeries, as opposed to having interns and residents handle the cases, Dr. Cooper is one of the most experienced knee surgeons in the world, as well as being board certified for life by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the highest honor that any medical specialist practicing in the U.S. can obtain. As a sought after speaker by many national organizations, he has spoken at the national conferences of the American Bar Association, and the Risk Insurance Management Society national meetings in New Orleans and Atlanta. Dr. Cooper is an adjunct professor at Binghamton University and Kings University. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Binghamton University, Kings University and the University of Scranton. Dr. Cooper has been a private pilot for over 30 years, and enjoys flying his turbine Bonanza to conferences and lectures.
ROBERT J. KASIETA is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pretrial and trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kasieta practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff personal injury and employment cases, as well as commercial litigation. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of trial practice, personal injury law and insurance law, and is an instructor of trial practice at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Kasieta is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and all Wisconsin courts. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kasieta earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
SUSIE McGREGOR-HUYER, R.N., M.S.N., is the founder and principal of Medical Damages, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Medical Damages is a life care planning and nurse consulting business designed to assist attorneys and insurance companies in looking both forward and backward in medically related cases in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice. Ms. McGregor-Huyer has both her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing. Post graduate educational experience includes legal nurse consulting, forensic nursing, Medicare set asides, nurse life care planning, geriatrics and case management. Ms. McGregor-Huyer also has experience as a paramedic, emergency and critical care nursing, and is currently clinically active in hospice and assisted living/memory care. Affiliations include American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Juris Education, Research and Knowledge, and PATH International. She is a frequent lecturer to paralegals and attorneys in the areas of nursing, medical records analysis and ethics.
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