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Developing & Admitting Medical Evidence

Learn how to most effectively handle tricky medical evidence in your civil and work comp cases. Hear from physicians who will explain the medical terminology and help you present their findings in the most compelling manner possible. Understand best practices for obtaining medical records, complying with HIPAA, taking doctors’ depositions and admitting medical evidence at trial. Learn the difference between evidentiary requirements in civil court and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
  • Product ID: P2004-20U

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Springfield (IICLE® Professional Education Center) and Live Webcast

 Moderator: Francis J. Lynch, Wolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan, Springfield

8:00                 Registration Opens

8:50                  Welcoming announcements

9:00 – 9:45      What an Ortho Doc Thinks You Should Know about Spine Injuries     
Get an understanding from an orthopedic surgeon of the common medical conditions involving the spine that you will encounter in your practice. Basic anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, prognosis issues will be discussed as will causal connection.
Dr. Stephen J. Pineda, Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group, Springfield

9:45 - 10:30     What an Ortho Doc Thinks You Should Know about Upper and Lower Extremity Injuries
Get an understanding from an orthopedic surgeon of the common medical conditions involving the upper and lower extremities that you will encounter in your practice. Basic anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, prognosis issues will be discussed as will causal connection.
Dr. Christopher E. Wottowa, Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group, Springfield

10:30 - 10:45    Break: Connect with your Colleagues

10:45 - 11:30   Obtaining Medical Records and Opinions, Conducting Discovery, Disclosure Requirements and HIPAA Issues
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
Learn how to order medical records using the Hi-Tech Act, what to do when the records are received by the law office, and how to work with an expert to efficiently determine whether a meritorious cause of action exists. 
Jonathan T. Nessler, The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd., Springfield

11:30 – 12:15  Admitting Medical Evidence
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
Understand common issues regarding foundation for and admissibility of medical records, medical bills, doctor’s testimony and opinions.  How can you get controversial evidence admitted (or object to same)?
Timothy Shay, Shay & Associates, Springfield & Decatur*

12:15 - 1:15      Lunch on your own

1:15 – 2:45     Case Study: Best Practices for Taking  and Defending Discovery and Evidence Depositions of a Doctor
(1.5 Professional Responsibility)
Learn about the top tips you need to remember when taking or defending a doctor’s deposition from both the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s perspective. Walk through parts of actual deposition transcripts to see how those best practices are successfully implemented.
Francis J. LynchWolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan, Springfield
Theresa M. Powell, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Springfield

2:45 – 3:00       Break: Connect with your Colleagues

3:00 – 3:30      Best Practices for Handling Medical Evidence in Work Comp Cases
(0.5 Professional Responsibility)
Get an overview of evidentiary rules at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and hear how Arbitrators want medical evidence to be presented.
Arbitrator Dennis S. O’Brien, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Springfield

3:30 – 4:30      Faculty Panel: Making the Most of the Illinois Supreme Court Discovery Rules and Other Best Practices
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Understand how to utilize Supreme Court Rules 204, 216, 213(f) and 213(g) to most efficiently secure effective testimony from your witnesses. Learn about other best practices to take your litigation skills to the next level.
Members of the Faculty

4:30                 Adjourn

 

 

 

 

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