Live Seminar

Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys

Seminar

Date:

Friday, April 27, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78740ER

Location:

The Century House Hotel

997 New Loudon Road

Latham, NY 12110

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CT CLE - 6.00
  • NJ CLE - 7.20
  • NY CLE - 7.00
  • PA CLE - 6.00

Program Description

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 an orthopedist and an internal/occupational medicine specialist. 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 an orthopedic surgeon and an internal/occupational medicine specialist 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.
  • Find out which body parts can be injured in "low impact" accidents.
  • Understand how cumulative trauma injuries occur and are treated.
  • 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.

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Content

  1. IME's, Medical Terminology and Documentation Primer
  2. Back and Neck Injuries
  3. Shoulder Injuries
  4. Hand and Wrist Injuries
  5. Knee Injuries
  6. Head Injuries

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 6.00 -  CT
CLE 7.20 -  NJ
CLE 7.00 -  NY*
CLE 6.00 -  PA

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. IME's, Medical Terminology and Documentation Primer
    9:00 - 10:00, Mark P. Donohue
    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. Deciphering Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms
    7. What Medical Records and Hospital Charts can Tell You
    8. Comprehending X-Rays, MRIs, CT Scans and Other Diagnostic Test Results
  2. Back and Neck Injuries
    10:15 - 11:15, Dr. Allen L. Carl
    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 vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing Condition
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  3. Shoulder Injuries
    11:15 - 12:15, Dr. Warren Silverman
    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 vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing Condition
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  4. Hand and Wrist Injuries
    1:15 - 2:15, Michael P. McDermott
    1. Anatomy of Hand and Wrist
    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 vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing Condition
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  5. Knee Injuries
    2:30 - 3:30, Scott M. Peterson
    1. Anatomy of the Knee
    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 vs. Recurrence vs. Aggravation of Injury; Acute Injury vs. Pre-Existing Condition
    5. Common Medical Treatment
    6. Q&A
  6. Head Injuries
    3:30 - 4:30, Dr. Warren Silverman
    1. Anatomy of the Brain
    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. Common Medical Treatment
    5. Q&A

DR. ALLEN L. CARL is a practicing orthopedic surgery of spine doctor at Albany Medical College Neurosciences Institute - Spine Center. Dr. Carl is certified in the state of New York and is a professor of orthopedic surgery, professor of pediatrics and professor of neurosurgery at Albany Medical College. He received his M.D. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and his B.A. degree, with honors, from State University of New York at Binghamton.

MARK P. DONOHUE is of counsel with the law firm of McCabe, Collins, McGeough, Fowler, Levine & Nogan LLP. He is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York. Mr. Donohue has more than 20 years of experience in defense litigation handling all aspects of the litigation from the initial appearance to the final appeal. He concentrates his practice in the areas of premises liability, labor law, product liability and insurance issues, including coverage and UM/SUM. Mr. Donohue is a member of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Albany and his J.D degree from Albany Law School.

MICHAEL P. MCDERMOTT is an attorney with the law firm of O'Connell & Aronowitz, where he handles plaintiff's personal injury cases and criminal defense. Mr. McDermott has served as the chief assistant district attorney in both Albany and Rensselaer counties in upstate New York. He has been a court appointed special district attorney in several homicide cases in both Albany and Rensselaer counties. In addition to his experience as a prosecutor, he was a partner in the former Albany law firm of Bouck, Holloway, Kiernan and Casey, where he specialized in defending insurance carriers in arson cases. Mr. McDermott earned his B.A. degree from Siena College, and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School.

SCOTT M. PETERSON is a founding partner of the firm D'Orazio Peterson, LLP, located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Mr. Peterson focuses his areas of practice on matters involving employment law and personal injury. Prior to opening the firm, he worked for two Albany-based firms where his practice was focused on litigation in the areas of construction, malpractice, employment and serious injury. Mr. Peterson earned his J.D. degree from Albany Law School where he served as a managing editor on the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology. Mr. Peterson has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout New York State. He has been published in several publications including the New York Law Journal and has frequently provided commentary for local and national media outlets. Mr. Peterson currently serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section and he writes an "Employment Litigation" column for the Saratoga County Bar Association newsletter.

DR. WARREN SILVERMAN is the medical director at Access Health Systems. Dr. Silverman is board certified in internal medicine and occupation medicine. His clinical practice focuses on aerospace medicine, corporate medicine, disability evaluation, environmental health, internal medicine, legal medicine, medical toxicology, neurology, occupational dermatology, occupational medicine, public health, and toxicology. Dr. Silverman graduated from Albany Medical College.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CT CLE: 6.00
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of NBI, Inc. that this activity qualifies for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0.0 hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.


NJ CLE: 7.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.


NY CLE: 7.00 Includes - Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the areas of professional practice requirement and 0.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.


PA CLE: 6.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 6.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.


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