Live Seminar

Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: Doctor and Attorney Perspectives

Seminar

Date:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78741ER

Location:

Embassy Suites Syracuse

6646 Old Collamer Road South

East Syracuse, NY 13057

$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

Other

  • PACE - 7.00

Program Description

Apply Anatomy of Brain Injuries to Advanced Litigation Skills

You already know the mechanics of personal injury litigation. Are you confident, however, in the intricate workings of a traumatic brain injury? Don't miss this unique opportunity to augment your legal knowledge by learning the ins and outs of how the injuries are tested, treated and diagnosed from the doctors themselves. You will also learn how to apply advanced medical knowledge of closed head brain injuries to cutting-edge plaintiff and defense litigation strategies. Gain advanced insight from seasoned doctors, plaintiff and defense attorneys on these unique and hard to prove cases. Register today!

  • Learn from a doctor what you need to look for in past and current medical records.
  • Better understand co-occurring psychiatric disorders and learn how to prove exacerbation of the injury.
  • Articulate complex knowledge to the jury on how a closed head injury can limit functionality.
  • Examine permanent brain injuries and how to prove (and disprove) inability to work.
  • Find out how to calculate pain and suffering, lost earnings and lost earnings capacity damages.
  • Gain advanced tips for coordinating medical, psychological, and neuropsychological information on the plaintiff, both before and after the accident.
  • Learn how to evaluate electrodiagnostic and radiographic test results to determine whether it's a concussion or traumatic brain injury.
  • Be able to prove the plaintiff has suffered gross damage despite the lack of a skull fracture.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate-to-advanced level legal program is designed for personal injury plaintiff and defense attorneys. Insurance adjusters and paralegals will also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Tips From a Doctor: Investigating Closed Head Brain Injuries
  2. Calculating Brain Injury Damages and Life Care Plans
  3. Defense Tactics Unique to Brain Injury Cases
  4. How to Overcome Defenses in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
  5. How to Creatively Present Medical Evidence to Judge and Jury
  6. Ethical Considerations for Personal Injury Attorneys

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*

Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 7.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Tips From a Doctor: Investigating Closed Head Brain Injuries
    9:00 - 11:00, Robert J. McCaffrey Ph.D., ABN, ABPdN
    1. Anatomy of the Brain
    2. Types of Brain Injuries - in Detail
    3. What to Look for in Medical Records
    4. Deciphering Brain Injury Medical Terminology
    5. Identifying a Traumatic Brain Injury
    6. Clinical Examination and Testing - in Detail
    7. Diagnosing, Recording and Reporting
    8. Framing the Degree (Gross Damage, Mild-to-Moderate)
    9. Functional Limitations of Mild Brain Injuries (No Fracture)
    10. "Co-Occurring" Psychiatric Disorders - Proving Exacerbation
    11. Treatment of a Closed Head Brain Injury
  2. Calculating Brain Injury Damages and Life Care Plans
    11:15 - 11:45, James T. Snyder
    1. Temporary vs. Permanent Brain Injury Damage Calculation
    2. Using Medical Records, MRIs and CT Scans to Calculate Damages
    3. Calculating Past and Future Medical Expenses/Treatment
    4. Pre-Existing Conditions
    5. Loss of Enjoyment of Life and Companionship
    6. Lost Earnings and Lost Earning Capacity
    7. Pain and Suffering Damages
    8. Calculating Life Care Plans
  3. Defense Tactics Unique to Brain Injury Cases
    12:45 - 1:45, Brandon R. King
    1. Finding Holes in Past and Present Medical/Emotional History
    2. What to Look for in Employer and School Records
    3. Using IMEs to Prove the Injury is Not Permanent
    4. Tips for Defending the IME
    5. Diagnosing Physician Deposition Strategies
    6. What to Look for in Surveillance and Photographs
    7. Spotting Inconsistencies/Exaggerated Severity in Symptoms
    8. Presenting Other Options for Plaintiff's Injuries
    9. Evidence Needed to Prove Full Recovery of Mild Brain Injury (No Fracture)
  4. How to Overcome Defenses in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
    1:45 - 2:45, Joseph P. Stanley
    1. Client Intake of Closed Head vs. Fractured Skull Injury
    2. Type of Accident and Insurance Coverage Sources
    3. Coordinating Physicians, Neurosurgeons and Neuropsychologists
    4. Discovery of Uncommon Evidence Unique to Mild Brain Injuries
    5. Proving Injuries are Incurable, Serious and Worthy of Compensation
    6. Articulating Functional Limitations of Mild Brain Injuries to Jury
    7. Preparing the Plaintiff for the IME
    8. Using Fact Witnesses to Discuss Changes in Behavior
    9. Using Neurologists and Neuropsychologists
    10. Recovery, Return to Work and Inability to Work Obstacles
  5. How to Creatively Present Medical Evidence to Judge and Jury
    3:00 - 3:30, Brandon R. King
    1. Presenting Neuropsychological and Electrodiagnostic Test Results
    2. Using Publisher to Display MRIs, CT Scans and X-Rays
    3. Presenting Medical Records Using PowerPoint
    4. Articulating Complex Knowledge of the Injury to the Judge/Jury
  6. Ethical Considerations for Personal Injury Attorneys
    3:30 - 4:30, Kenneth L. Bobrow
    1. Conflicts of Interest
    2. Coverage Defeating Admissions
    3. Unethical Insurance Adjusters
    4. Obligations as Counsel in Lien Resolution
    5. Medicare Secondary Compliance - Ethical Considerations

KENNETH L. BOBROW is a managing partner with Felt Evans, LLP in Clinton, New York. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, products liability, insurance law, family law and appeals. Mr. Bobrow is admitted to the New York State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Executive Board of the Trial Lawyers Section), the Oneida County Bar Association (past president), and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Bobrow earned his B.A. degree from New York University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.

BRANDON R. KING is a partner in the Syracuse, New York, law firm of Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C., where his practice focuses on the defense of personal injury claims; premises liability claims; construction litigation; and the defense of medical professionals, including hospitals and nursing homes. He also has experience handling landlord/tenant and criminal defense matters. Mr. King is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of New York and all New York state courts. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Oswego and his J.D. degree from the Albany Law School of Union University. Mr. King is a member of the Onondaga Bar Association (Mock Trial Committee chair) and the New York State Bar Association.

ROBERT J. McCAFFREY PH.D., ABN, ABPDN is a board certified adult and pediatric clinical neuropsychologist and practices with Albany Neuropsychological Associates. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and was a Postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology & clinical neuropsychology. In 1983, Dr. McCaffrey joined the Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, where he was a tenured full professor and director of the neuropsychology laboratories until his retirement in 2017. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and six books. Dr. McCaffrey is the past editor-in-chief of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Developmental Neuropsychology: An International Journal of Life-Span Issues in Neuropsychology. Dr. McCaffrey also serves on the Editorial boards of Applied Neuropsychology: Child, Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, Archives of Scientific Psychology and the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is the past president of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, the Division for Neuropsychology of the New York State Psychological Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. McCaffrey is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He is the current president of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology.

JAMES T. SNYDER is the managing shareholder of James T. Snyder Law, PLLC, in Syracuse, New York, where he concentrates in the areas of personal injury and consumer rights litigation, trial and appellate practice, mass torts and class actions. He has been a speechwriter, senior staff member, and an assistant counsel to Governor Mario M. Cuomo of the State of New York and a senior trial attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York, in the Criminal Defense Division. Mr. Snyder is currently a professor of practice in the Political Science Department at Le Moyne College, and is the pre-law advisor there. For 20 years, he was an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Program at Syracuse University, teaching litigation and civil practice, tort law, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Snyder is a board member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He earned his A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Colgate University and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University.

JOSEPH P. STANLEY is a partner in the law firm of The Stanley Law Offices, where his practice focuses on trials in all types of personal injury cases, including car crashes, construction accidents, and slips and falls. Mr. Stanley is an advocate for the injured who has litigated cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, construction site injuries, and more. His reputation as a meticulous litigator with a history of success is matched by his ability to connect with his clients personally while fighting for their compensation. Mr. Stanley is admitted to practice in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court Northern District of New York. He is a member of the New York State and the Onondaga County bar associations, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Stanley is board certified in civil trial practice by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He earned his B.S. degree from the College of Environmental Sciences & Forestry and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CT CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
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 1.0 hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.


NJ CLE: 7.20 Includes - Ethics: 1.20
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, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.


NY CLE: 7.00 Includes - Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00, Ethics: 1.00
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 and 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for experienced attorneys.


PA CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.


Professional Achievement in Continuing Education

N PACE: 7.00 Includes - Chartered Life Underwriter: 7.00, Registered Health Underwriter: 7.00
This seminar qualifies for 7.0 PACE (Professional Achievement in Continuing Education) credit hours for CLU and/or RHU.


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