Live Seminar

Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys

Seminar

Date:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78862ER

Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette

1521 West Pinhook Road

Lafayette, LA 70503

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • LA 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 occupational medicine specialist and legal nurse consultants. 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.
  • 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. Knee Injuries
  5. Head Injuries

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Moderated by: James J. Hautot Jr.
  1. IME's, Medical Terminology and Documentation Primer
    9:00 - 10:30, Dr. Luke Lee
    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
    10:45 - 12:00, Deborah Enicke
    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
    1:00 - 2:15, Melissa Courtland
    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. Knee Injuries
    2:30 - 3:15, Melissa Courtland
    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
  5. Head Injuries
    3:15 - 4:30, Dominick M. Bianca
    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

DOMINICK M. BIANCA is an attorney at Bianca Law Firm where his main areas of practice are workers' compensation and personal injury. He is a LSU graduate and earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center. Mr. Bianca is a member of the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge bar associations, as well as the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He is also a prior member of the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly Louisiana Trial Lawyer's Association). Mr. Bianca is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and local jurisdictions and the U.S. District Court (Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana).

MELISSA COURTLAND, RN, ALNC, MSCC, CSMP is the founder of Courtland Legal Nurse Consulting and acts as a medical cost projection specialist for NUQUEST. Ms. Courtland earned her LPN degree from Humber College of Applied Art & Technology and then her RN degree from McMaster/Mohawk College of Applied Art & Technology. She is also a certified Medicare secondary payor professional from LASIE. Ms. Courtland holds a Medicare set-aside certificate from the Law Office of John Campbell and Medicare Allocations and a legal nurse consultant certificate from LSU Health Science Sciences Centre. She is currently attending Chamberlin College of Nursing, working towards her BScN.

DEBORAH ENICKE, RN CLNC, CEN, COS-C, HCS-D is a legal nurse consultant with Enicke & Associates. She has an extensive background in healthcare management, healthcare information technology (HIT), emergency nursing, and coding management. Ms. Enicke is also a director of coding services at LHC Group. There, she manages a remote team of home health coders and coordinates between centralized coding department and home health agencies. She received her degree in nursing from the Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing.

JAMES J. HAUTOT JR. is a member in the law firm of Judice & Adley, APLC, where he focuses his practice in workers' compensation, maritime personal injury, and personal injury defense. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the state of Louisiana, as well as before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hautot is a member of the American, Louisiana State, and Lafayette Parish bar associations; and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He earned his B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University School of Law.

DR. LUKE LEE, M.D., MPH, CIME received his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, Kansas in 1988. He also earned a Masters of Public Health degree in occupational medicine from The Medical College of Wisconsin. After graduation, he completed his occupational medicine specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania. Now, as one who is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine, scoring in the top 10th percentile on his occupational medicine board certification examination, Dr. Lee serves as a consultant for various federal and state government agencies, as well as occupational medical director for many prominent corporations. Dr. Lee served as chief of an Army medical care clinic, and senior field surgeon in Desert Storm for the 1st Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army. He is also a certified medical review officer, certified independent medical examiner, FMCSA certified medical examiner, and has also served as an active leader for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

LA CLE: 6.00
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Louisiana Supreme Court for a maximum of 6.0 hours (based on a 60-minute credit hour) of credit, of which 0.0 hour will apply to ethics.


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