Reading Time: 4 minutes Back when I wrote the I Changed My Mind post, I started to blog about my brother Steven John Patrick Henry Murphy Fred George John Prochnow. Okay, aka Steven, Steve or even SJP. My brother Steve loved the 4th of July. He sure loved the holiday activities and the fireworks! Water skiing was one of… Continue reading My Brother Lived in Florida and Worked in Canada! Need to Highlight Your Client’s Vocational History??
Reading Time: 4 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!
Reading Time: 2 minutes I love the United States & especially Iowa, nestled between our awesome river borders, we are the cutest state! I’m proud to note that my state is filled with incredibly talented individuals. All I ask is to be safe with the fireworks. Leave the show to the professionals! AND DON’T USE FIREWORKS UNLESS YOU… Continue reading Happy 4th of July!
Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve written about my 1979 car/train collision, which is part of my memory bank that becomes revisited from time to time especially when June 15th of each year rolls around! Here’s a bit more about the story: While hospitalized following surgery on my head and on my right arm, I was administered an IV bag… Continue reading I Sued the Railroad Over 40 Years Ago. Think I Won?
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?
Reading Time: 6 minutes This Sunday, May 28th will be my daughter’s birthday. I admire her character and am proud of her roles and goals in every way! She’s a hard worker, is into gardening, is a proud pet owner, and recently bought a house! My daughter is physically and emotionally strong, independent, and One Tough Cookie! Off the… Continue reading Like Mother, Like Daughter, One Tough Cookie! Want One in the Courtroom?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Originally published on: Dec 17, 2012/updated Dec 17, 2019/Dec 17, 2020 and posted again today 5/16/2023 because I’m missing my brother’s dog Lola, who I watched for the past 5 days! When I meet with an individual to perform a vocational assessment, I ask questions to gather information about their work and life background. One… Continue reading People and Their Pets…Got Cat? A Good Vocational Assessment Question to Ask
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?
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
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!