Gain Practical Insights on "Invisible" and Other Challenging Injuries
Cases with "invisible" injuries like TBI are some of the trickiest to prove - assuming they don't go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed completely. Furthermore, pre-existing injuries can add a whole new level of difficulty to even the most standard of injury cases. To be successful in identifying and handling these types of injuries, you need to see them as the experts do. In this program, doctor faculty will explore a variety of hard-to-prove injuries and share with you their unique insights on diagnostic tests, causation, medical controversies, and so much more. Get the medical knowledge you need to effectively argue your client's case in settlement negotiations and at trial - register today!
Learn how doctors differentiate between injuries resulting from trauma and degeneration due to aging.
Dig deep into the medical nuances of herniated discs: types of disc herniation, causes, etc.
Examine the accuracy and limitations of different tests that doctors use to diagnose TBI.
Anticipate when an injury is the trigger for complex regional pain syndrome.
Discover what really goes on at the IME so you can better prepare clients for the examiner's tactics.
Get practical tips for confronting experts whose opinions are not supported by the medical evidence or sound methodologies.
Pre-Existing Injuries and Conditions
Spine Injuries and New vs. Degenerative Disc Issues
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome
DOUGLAS R. HORN is the lead attorney of Horn Law. Since 1991, Mr. Horn has focused his practice in plaintiff's personal injury concentrating in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, work-related accidents, medical/medication error, and catastrophic injury handling cases in Missouri, Kansas, and throughout the Midwest. Mr. Horn is a regular National Business Institute CLE contributor, emphasizing his presentations in personal injury case development strategies. He earned his B.A. degree from Wittenberg University and his J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. Mr. Horn's detailed professional profile can be found on HornLaw.com.
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.
DR. LAUREN RASMUSSEN practices with Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group, LLC. She is licensed in neuropsychology and specializes in diagnosis and psychological treatment of neurological diseases and disorders including but not limited to dementia, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and stroke. Dr. Rasmussen underwent specialized training in memory disorders at Wesley Woods at Emory University and in neurorehabilitation at Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine and Lancaster General Hospital. She has published on the presentation of dementia in patients with intellectual disabilities and has done research on cognitive factors predicting conversion of mild cognitive impairment to dementia. In addition to neuropsychology, Dr. Rasmussen works in the field of health psychology, particularly with bariatric surgery patients and those struggling with chronic pain. She also obtained specialized training in these areas at Lancaster General Hospital. Dr. Rasmussen helped develop a back on track program for individuals who have struggled with sustained success following bariatric surgery. Outside of private practice, she is the director of Neuropsychology at Sage Rehabilitation Outpatient Hospital and is a consultant for Sage Rehabilitation Inpatient Hospital and Evergreen Life Services, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at LSU.
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