Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar: From Case Selection to Trial

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Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar: From Case Selection to Trial 

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May 9, 2013 - May 10, 2013
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

Presented with AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group

Platinum Level Sponsor: CFO Network

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AAJ Education’s Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar: From Case Selection to Trial brings together experienced plaintiff trial lawyers to share their insights and knowledge on topics vital to achieving a full recovery of damages for your clients. This year’s program walks participants through every phase of case preparation, from ethical consideration in case selection to winning themes in closing arguments—as well everything in between. Program highlights include sessions on building a corporate case by following the money trail, proving understaffing at the nursing home, and selection and use of experts.

Along with insightful content, this seminar offers participants a chance to meet and network with fellow plaintiff trial lawyers practicing nursing home law. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to nursing home litigation, you will leave Boston with an array of tools, tips, strategies, and connections that will enhance your practice and help you better advocate for your clients.

"Another great seminar with fantastic speakers. Well worth the time and expense. I always come back energized from these events and see how I can apply what I have learned."
—Roger S. Weinberg, Towson, MD, 29 years in practice

"This is the best CLE I have been to in 23 years of practice."
—Matthew G. Miller, Omaha, NE, 23 years in practice

Open to AAJ Plaintiff Members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President's Club, and Leaders Forum) and AAJ Paralegal Affiliates.

May 9

Registration (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 – 8:45 am

Morning Session
8:45– 11:45 am   

Welcome and Introductions
Deborah R. Gough, NJ

How to Select the Right Nursing Home Case and Tackle Ethical Considerations (ethics)
Barry W. Walker, AL

Using State Surveys and the Federal Regulations to Establish the Standard of Care
Saul G. Gruber, NJ

Pressure Ulcers:  The Discovery You Need to Prove Punitive Damages
Jeffrey A. Pitman, WI

Lunch (on your own)
11:45 am – 12: 45 pm

Afternoon Session
12:45 – 4:45 pm

Follow the Money—How to Build a Corporate Case   
David A. Couch, AR

Everything Happens For a Reason—Proving Understaffing at the Nursing Home 
Mark R. Kosieradzki, MN

Falls Are No Accident: How to Prove and Win Your Fall Case
Martha Marie Eastman, KY

Finding the Key Documents and Strategies for Admissibility    
Lisa E. Circeo, KY

Key Depositions in a Nursing Home Case  
Steven M. Levin, IL

Networking Reception
4:45 – 6:00 pm

May 10 

Morning Session
8:45 am  – 12:15 pm

Welcome and Introductions
Tad Thomas, KY
Assisted Living Facilities:  Uncovering the Story of Your Case and the Standards of Care
Martin S. Kardon, PA

Common for One, Common for All: Overcoming HIPAA To Obtain MedicalRecords
Lance D. Lourie, GA

Best Arguments to Defeat Arbitration Clauses and How to Win and Maximize Damages if You Must Arbitrate  
Nathan P. Carter, FL

Ten Most Common Defenses and How to Defuse Them at Trial
David J. Hoey, MA

Lunch (buffet lunch provided)
12:15 – 1: 15 pm

Afternoon Session
1:15 – 4:30 pm
What’s The Defense Bar Up To? What We Learned From DRI

Scott M. Simon, PA

Game Changer:  Selecting the Right Experts and Using Them Effectively at Trial
Jules B. Olsman, MI

Set the Scene and Engage:  Winning Themes for Opening and Closing
Kenneth L. Connor, SC

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