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Attention New York Brain Injury Lawyers

This is the last chance for lawyers and health care professionals to  preregister for the 6th Annual "Understanding The Medical and Legal Aspects of Brain Injury Litigation" Course sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of New York State.  The course is scheduled to be held on Friday, October 28, 2005 at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York University Medical Center, 301 E. 17th street, New York City.  (Registration for an increased fee will also be accepted at the door)

I am again proud to be the chairperson of this seminar designed to provide members of the legal profession and health care profession a through understanding of the ramifications of brain trauma and develop a strong grasp of the medical science, trial procedures and techniques needed to bring a brain damage case to a successful conclusion.  Neuropsychologists, nurses, therapists and allied health professionals will learn how to navigate the legal system and present quality testimony when called upon to provide these services by members of the legal profession.  In the past both plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges and brain rehabilitation professionals have attended to gain knowledge of how brain trauma cases are litigated.  Written course material will be provided to all attendees.  For registration information can be obtained at www.bianys.org .

This year's program includes the following topics and presenters:

  • Neuropsychological Testing: What It Is, How It Works, What it Means presented by Wayne Gordon, PhD. Chief Neuropsychologist and Director of Research and Professor of Rehabilitation at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York.
  • Life Care Planning for Persons With A Brain Injury presented by Robert Voogt, PhD., President, North American Brain Injury Society and Past President, International Brain Injury Association.
  • Neurobehavioral Changes Following TBI presented by Patrick T. Swift, PhD., Director of Neuropsychological Services, Hospital for Joint Diseases.
  • Use of Medical Literature in Brain Injury Litigation presented by Bruce Stern, Esq., Past Chair ATLA Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and Past President, New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • Innovative Techniques Using Demonstrative Evidence presented by Michael Kessler, Esq. member of the Executive Committee, ATLA Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • Medicare  and Medicaid Issues in Brain Litigation Settlements, presented by Jay Sangerman, Esq., Past Chair NYS Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Ethical Considerations in Representing A Client With A Brain Injury, presented by Michael Kaplen, President, Brain Injury Association of New York State and Past Chair ATLA Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

All seminar attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for use in applying for continuing education credits in individual disciplines.  Approval for continuing legal education credits in New York State is pending.  Approval for continuing education credits for therapy professionals is currently pending.

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