Get Medicine and Medical Negligence Insights From Seasoned Attorneys
Join experienced attorney faculty for an insightful look at body systems, anatomy, and physiology! You will also learn how to identify medical negligence by diving into diagnostic tools, doctor decision making, medical records, and medical negligence red flags for different specialty areas. Develop the medical knowledge to complement your litigation skills - register today!
Enhance your knowledge of basic body systems and injuries.
Examine diagnostic tools and anticipate how misdiagnosis occurs.
Get practical insights for combing through medical records and reports for evidence of negligence.
Review the medical standards of care for different specialists.
Receive tailored legal ethics insights and advice.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals, medical professionals, and paralegals may also benefit.
Medicine 101: Systems of the Body
Musculoskeletal and Spine Injuries
Brain and Behavior
Understanding Examinations, Diagnostic Tools, and Decision Making
How to Read Medical Records and Reports
Physician Specialties, Credentials, Standards of Care, and Authorities
STEPHEN M. BLECHA is a partner with Coplan & Crane. As a trial attorney, he prosecutes a variety of personal injury cases, including trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bad faith insurance cases, medical malpractice cases, and Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) cases. He is also the firm's in-house appellate attorney. Mr. Blecha has submitted briefs in numerous appeals before the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers' Associations' Amicus Committee and submitted briefs on behalf of the association in 2016 and 2017. As a law student, Mr. Blecha was the topics editor for the University of Illinois Law Review, served as a teacher's assistant for Business Associations I and Business Associations II, and received the CALI award for the highest grade in elder law. He published two articles while in law school, "Chipping Away at the Illinois Brick Wall: The Use of Calder Jurisdiction in Indirect Purchaser Litigation," 2012 ILL. L. REV. 879 (2012), and "Zone of Uncertainty: New Developments in Damages for Wrongful Birth," 21 IDC QUARTERLY, Fourth Quarter 2011. Mr. Blecha earned his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.
BENJAMIN A. CRANE is a principal in the law firm of Coplan & Crane where he exclusively represents individuals and families victimized by wrongful conduct in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois and the Midwest. Mr. Crane concentrates his practice in plaintiff's personal injury law including cases arising under the FELA, from medical malpractice, workplace injuries, transportation (automobile, truck, and railroad) negligence, premises liability, and wrongful death litigation. He received his B.A. degree from St. Norbert College and his J.D. degree from The John Marshall Law School. During law school, Mr. Crane clerked for the presiding judge of the Law Division, the Honorable Judith Cohen, and at a large Chicago law firm. Upon receiving his license to practice law, he went to work for a large defense firm, representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and insurance companies in a variety of personal injury matters. Mr. Crane soon found his passions, ideologies and talents would be better-suited representing personal injury plaintiffs. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Public Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Crane was selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois and became a member of the organization's advisory board and a Leading Lawyer again in 2021. In 2020, he was accepted as a fellow in the International Society of Barristers.
THEODORE C. JENNINGS is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years' experience litigating complex cases, including medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He represents those who have been harmed by substandard medical care, product defects, and dangerous trucking companies, as well as the families of those whose deaths were caused by wrongful conduct. Mr. Jennings joined Coplan & Crane in 2016 and was made a partner in the firm in 2017. He is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers, the elite, invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the area. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.
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