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4th Annual Workers' Compensation Law Institute (2017)

IICLE’s Fourth Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute will update you on the latest developments in the field and continue to assist you in taking your workers’ compensation practice to the next level! Sophisticated issues, such as an analysis of the most recent work comp cases, medical and scientific proof, stress cases, and an in-depth discussion of the Corn Belt case and its impact on PPD analyses, will be covered. The pitfalls of missing deadlines, as well as the new IWCC rules, will also be discussed. You won’t want to miss this terrific opportunity to network with Commissioners and Arbitrators and other workers’ comp attorneys!
  • Product ID: P9001-17U
  • Original Program Date: 3/2/17


Recorded on March 2nd, 2017 

*Petitioner’s Perspective
**Respondent’s Perspective 

Moderator: David M. Barish, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago

Opening remarks: Honorable Joann M. Fratianni, Chairman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

New Rules at the IWCC That Will Impact Your Practice                       
Hear about all of the changes from an Appellate Court Justice, Commissioners, and an attorney on each side of the case.                           
Justice William E. Holdridge,
Illinois Appellate Court
Commissioner Michael Brennan, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
Commissioner Stephen Mathis, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
*Richard K. Johnson, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago
**William A. Lowry, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C., Chicago 

Case Law Update
This will include a review of important recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice.
Arnold G. Rubin, Rubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago

Medical & Scientific Proof
We will use the Durbin case and the Frye Rule to trigger a discussion regarding the use of medical expert testimony at the Commission.  We will discuss scientific “truth” and how this is accepted, rejected and fought about at the Commission as well as the difference between scientific and legal levels of certainty.
*Jack Cannon, Healy Scanlon Law Firm, Chicago          
**James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber & Storm, Chtd., Chicago

Proof of Permanent Partial Disability in Light of Corn Belt
After waiting almost five years, the Illinois Appellate Court has delivered its opinion on AMA Guidelines.  Are they required?  What is the effect of this decision?  What about the “Schneiderman memo?”  How do we prove permanent injury?  Regardless of the requirement or lack of requirement for AMA Guidelines, have the values changed since 2011?
Arbitrator Stephen Friedman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
Arbitrator Kurt CarlsonIllinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
*Philip Bareck, Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck, Chicago
**Joseph Basile, Chicago     

Stress Cases
What are the current issues being litigated in stress cases?  Our discussion will include the recent Moran case. 
*Tim Shay, Shay & Associates, Springfield and Decatur 
**Brian Koch, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago

The End: The Pitfalls of Deadlines
(1.0  Professional Responsibility Credit)         
It is incredibly important to know the filing dates for various types of appeals or reinstatement.  We will discuss the recent cases of Farrar, Corn Belt and Weaver. 
*John J. Castaneda, Castaneda Law Office, P.C., Geneva
**Elaine T. Newquist, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago


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