BRAIN INJURIES 2017: Cutting Edge Techniques for Helping Your TBI Client

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

BRAIN INJURIES 2017:
Cutting Edge Techniques for Helping Your TBI Client
Chairpersons: Scott Blair & Angela Macey-Cushman
Friday, May 5, 2017
Motif Hotel, Seattle
6.0 Law & Legal CLE Credits
0.5 Ethics Credits

8:20-8:30 Welcome and Opening
Scott Blair, JD & Angela Macey-Cushman, JD, RN
8:30-9:00 Using the bad MMPI/Neuropsychology Report Against the Defense
Ken Friedman, JD, Seattle
9:00-9:40 The importance of the family in TBI cases:
How to help the family survive your client’s TBI
Muriel D. Lezak, PhD Author, “Neuropsychological assessment”
9:40-10:20 Panel Discussion: The MMPI? Why?:
Why you should not give the defense the gift of the MMPI
Fred Langer, JD, RN; Muriel D. Lezak, PhD; Ted White, PhD
10:20-10:35 Break
10:35-11:15 QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography) in the Assessment and Treatment Of Traumatic Brain injury
QEEG in TBI forensics
Dr. David Cantor, PhD., Atlanta
11:15-12:00 Cutting Edge Imaging to objectively prove brain injury in mild TBI cases
How to get your client tested for a pituitary injury; new treatments for TBI victims
Dr. Richard Batson, ND, Neuro-evolution medicine
12:00-12:30 Lunch (box lunches included in tuition)
12:30-1:20 How to prove sleep disorders are caused by TBIs, its effect on life care plans
Gandis Mazeika, MD, Seattle Neurologist and sleep specialist
1:20-1:45 Double impact syndrome in TBIs-Using prior concussions to your advantage
Melissa Carter, JD, Seattle
1:45-2:10 Telling the story of your client’s TBI in trial and closing argument
Ben Wells, JD, Arlington
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-2:55 Ethical issues relating to the settlement of TBI claims
Dealing with troublesome GAL’s in TBI cases
William Dussault, JD, Seattle
2:55-3:25 Handling the pituitary injury case
Colleen Durkin Peterson, JD, Tacoma
3:25-3:45 Destroying defense CR 35 examiner arguments in Pituitary damage cases
How to get your client’s endocrinologist to work with you
Scott Blair, JD, Seattle
3:45-4:00 Questions for the panel

Presenters
Angela Macey-Cushman
ANGELA MACEY?CUSHMAN practices law in Seattle, Washington. She represents families andindividuals with estate, trust, and Medicaid planning. She helps many clients who are themselvesdisabled, or have a family member with a disability, including...More
Kenneth R. Friedman
Ken Friedman is a partner with Friedman Rubin. The firm engages in a national practice from their offices in Seattle and Bremerton, Washington. Ken is a member of the bar in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Kentucky and Montana. A large part of Ken’s...More
Dr. Muriel D. Lezack
Dr. Lezak joined the staff of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland, OR in 1966 whereher work with brain damaged patients led to VA funded research on their cognitive problems. Thisevolved into a study of emotional/psychosocial...More
Dr. David S. Cantor, PhD, MS, QEEG-D, BCN
Dr. Cantor received his Bachelors Degree with Distinction in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. His honors work was in the field of neurophysiological correlates of cross modal integration processes in ADHD children. He went on to get his...More
Dr. Richard Batson
Dr. Richard D. Batson is the co-founder and executive director of Neurevolution Medicine, LLC. Dr. Batson’s clinical practice focuses on the personalized evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injury, TBI-related neuroendocrine dysfunction...More
Gandis Mažeika, MD, MBA, FAASM
Founder|CEO - Sound Sleep Health
Dr. Gandis G. Mažeika is a board-certified sleep medicine specialist with over 20 years' experience. A regional leader in the field of sleep medicine, he is the founder and director of Sound Sleep Health with two locations in Kirkland and Seattle....More
Melissa D. Carter
Ms. Carter is the managing partner at ADLER GIERSCH, a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing those with traumatic injuries with a specialty in brain and spinal trauma. She is an “AV” rated attorney, the highest rating available as...More
Ben Wells
Ben has practiced personal injury since 1989 and is a graduate of the Spence Trial Lawyer’s college. He is an advocate of focus groups and other social tools to formulate effective story for trial. He enjoys his family, skiing, kayaking, dirt biking,...More
William E. Dussault
Admitted to practice in the State of Washington (1972), Colorado (2006), United States Federal District Court (1973), and United State Supreme Court (1982). Juris Doctor, University of Washington, 1972, and a member of the American Bar Association,...More
Colleen Durkin Peterson
Colleen Durkin Peterson is an associate at the Holman Law Firm in Tacoma, Washington.

Colleen grew up working in the law firm of Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, Durkin & Spier. She attended Bellarmine Preparatory High School in...More

Scott Blair
Scott Blair is the founder of Brain Injury Law of Seattle. Brain injury work is his passion. For the last 25 years, Scott has proudly helped folks with brain injuries get the specialized treatment they need to get their lives back together. Scott...More

Originally Published

May 5, 2017


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Using the bad MMPI/Neuropsychology Report Against the Defense - Video
  • The importance of the family in TBI cases: How to help the family survive your client’s TBI - Video
  • Panel Discussion: The MMPI? Why?: Why you should not give the defense the gift of the MMPI - Video
  • QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography) in the Assessment and Treatment Of Traumatic Brain injury QEEG in TBI forensics - Video
  • Cutting Edge Imaging to objectively prove brain injury in mild TBI cases How to get your client tested for a pituitary injury; new treatments for TBI victims - Video
  • How to prove sleep disorders are caused by TBIs, its effect on life care plans - Video
  • Double impact syndrome in TBIs-Using prior concussions to your advantage - Video
  • Telling the story of your client’s TBI in trial and closing argument - Video
  • Ethical issues relating to the settlement of TBI claims Dealing with troublesome GAL’s in TBI cases - Video
  • Handling the pituitary injury case - Video
  • Destroying defense CR 35 examiner arguments in Pituitary damage cases How to get your client’s endocrinologist to work with you - Video
  • BRAIN INJURIES 2017 - Written Materials

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