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22nd Annual Advanced Worker's Compensation Symposium - 2017

Product ID: CA2522D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Multiple perspectives, one place

Understanding a worker’s compensation injury from the viewpoint of the client, the employer, the physician, and the judge is essential for effective representation. The 22nd Annual Advanced Worker’s Compensation Symposium brings together doctors, seasoned practitioners, and an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to share important insights on common scenarios and the recent overhaul to worker’s comp laws in Wisconsin.

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Multiple perspectives, one place

Understanding a worker’s compensation injury from the viewpoint of the client, the employer, the physician, and the judge is essential for effective representation. The 22nd Annual Advanced Worker’s Compensation Symposium brings together doctors, seasoned practitioners, and an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to share important insights on common scenarios and the recent overhaul to worker’s comp laws in Wisconsin.

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Program Chair and Presenter:

Thomas M. Domer, PhD
Domer Law S.C.
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Jennifer L. Barwinski
Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik S.C.
Milwaukee

Shekhar A. Dagam, MD
Shekhar A. Dagam, MD Neurosurgery
Milwaukee

Hamdy A. Ezalarab, PhD
Department of Workforce Development
Madison

Douglas M. Feldman
Lindner & Marsack S.C.
Milwaukee

Harvey Kohn, MD
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center S.C.
Greenfield

Jonathan D. Main, MD
Comprehensive Orthopaedics S.C.
Kenosha

Zoran Maric, MD
Crawford Evaluation Group
Delafield

Daniel R. McCormick
McCormick Law Office
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Common Worker’s Compensation Spinal Conditions, Diagnostics, and Procedures

  • Common back injury conditions including degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, muscle spasm, and mechanical and neurogenic back pain
  • Common back injury diagnostic tests including MRI, CT scan, discography, and facet injections
  • Common back injury treatments and procedures including laminectomy, discectomy, fusions, and pain medications

Shekhar A. Dagam, MD, Daniel R. McCormick

9:25 a.m. : ALJ Reaction

Hon. Aaron A. Konkol

9:30 a.m. : Permanency Apportionment (“Other Factors”) Under New Statute

  • Statute 102.175(3) – legal analysis of what it actually means and how it will be applied
  • Pre-existing conditions – what are they and how can they be apportioned out
  • Effect of “other factors,” including prior surgeries, on the physicians PPD assessment including prior surgeries
  • Effect on statutory minimum PPD assessments contained in the administrative code

Douglas M. Feldman, Zoran Maric, MD

10:25 a.m. : ALJ Reaction

10:30 a.m. : Break

10:45 a.m. : Elements of a Scheduled Injury IME

  • What triggers an IME?
  • Elements you should get from an IME
  • Guidelines for apportionment of pre-existing conditions using AMA and Rule 20 guidelines
  • A step-by-step overview of an IME

Jennifer L. Barwinski, Harvey Kohn, MD

11:40 a.m. : ALJ Reaction

11:45 a.m. : Responding to an IME Report

  • Addressing "other factors" diminishing Permanent Partial Disability percentages
  • Responding to "learned treatises"
  • Using Functional Capacity Evaluations for permanent restrictions

Thomas M. Domer, Ph.D., Jonathan D. Main, MD

12:40 p.m. : ALJ Reaction

12:45 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Understand how permanency apportionment is determined and how it may be rebutted
  • Hear perspectives from doctors, experienced attorneys, and an Administrative Law Judge
  • Receive an overview of common spinal conditions, diagnostics, and procedures
  • Learn the necessary components of an Independent Medical Examination for scheduled injuries
  • Worker’s compensation attorneys
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Medical malpractice attorneys
  • Employment/labor law practitioners
  • Employee benefits lawyers
  • Insurance law attorneys
  • In-house counsel
  • General practitioners
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