Got Questions? Ask the Vocational Expert!

Reading Time: 5 minutes My work is helpful during litigation following an injury or condition that leads to disability.  In any type of litigation, if the disability or limitation is significant, more than likely there will be questions about work and future earnings. In fact, a multitude of questions will arise as the case develops. As a well-trained and… Continue reading Got Questions? Ask the Vocational Expert!

What Did Your Grandfather’s Father Do for a Living? Need Evidence on An Occupation?

Reading Time: 5 minutes My mother Ann Dodge Prochnow, researched a book titled “Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Massachusetts 1629-1894” authored by John Thompson Dodge Ph.D. Dr. Dodge was born in 1850 in Vermont. Dr. Dodge was a railway civil engineer. And he’s directly related to my mom! My mom read the book (Ann’s brother Gerry… Continue reading What Did Your Grandfather’s Father Do for a Living? Need Evidence on An Occupation?

Happy Flag Day

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Simple post for one of my favorite days of the year! Flag Day is celebrated annually on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The flag symbolizes the pride of our nation and serves as a reminder of those in the military… Continue reading Happy Flag Day

It Happens, Things Go Wrong. Need Help with a MedMal Case?

Reading Time: 6 minutes [Original post date: March 29, 2018] Time for a health update blog, a personal one, difficult to write with a mix of questions and a couple stories about medical practice and procedures. The point is My Attorney Reader, I want you to think about Me as a forensic rehabilitation consultant, and how I can help… Continue reading It Happens, Things Go Wrong. Need Help with a MedMal Case?

Conflicting Medical Opinions? Handle With Care!

Reading Time: 8 minutes Upon referral of a vocational case, I review a variety of  medical data, for example, treating physician reports, functional capacity evaluations, independent medical evaluations and if available psychological data like psychometric testing, psychological evaluations, and psychiatric evaluations found within the file. During a litigated claim that involves work and disability, it’s important for me to… Continue reading Conflicting Medical Opinions? Handle With Care!

Cross Examination is Like Playing Ms. Pac-Man & I Like it!

Reading Time: 4 minutes I know that a good attorney who excels at cross examining an expert witness is thoroughly knowledgeable of their case. Volumes of data and detailed information needs to be absorbed and analyzed before going to court!  You my attorney reader, use intuition and instinct to discover weak points in the witness’ presentation, and in a… Continue reading Cross Examination is Like Playing Ms. Pac-Man & I Like it!

Here’s a Dum-Dum Post! Want an Expert too?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In February 2020, at the beginning of the awareness of Covid-19, I attended a large conference with well over 200 people in attendance. During lunch, I sat at a table next to an intelligent man and we had a conversation about our jobs and serving as an expert “in the field”. His field is neuropsychology… Continue reading Here’s a Dum-Dum Post! Want an Expert too?

Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Reading Time: 5 minutes To continue on with my post on getting level during divorce, I’m offering working definitions of 3 of my favorite ability descriptors which are: Employability, Hireability and Placeability Although my vocational assessment and evaluation assignments span a variety of jurisdictions and are designed to meet referral needs, the concepts of Employability, Hireability and Placeability remain… Continue reading Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Rights of the Expert Witness ~ I’ll Take a Veggie Slice, Please

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rights of the Expert Witness I continually assess and evaluate (there I go again!) my rights, values, professionalism, and of course ethics (which I really enjoy!?!) and am hopeful to write more on these topics and my career in the field of forensic rehabilitation consulting. As far as rights, I found this great listing online (website… Continue reading Rights of the Expert Witness ~ I’ll Take a Veggie Slice, Please

Balance Your Case With Your Client’s Real Story. I’d Love to Write it!

Reading Time: 4 minutes In her teen days my sister Janice (the Floridian) was quite adept at gymnastics, particularly on the balance beam where she made great use of her balancing skills. When Janice moved on to college, dad cut up the balance beam he previously made for her to practice on for a new use as exit steps… Continue reading Balance Your Case With Your Client’s Real Story. I’d Love to Write it!