Happy 32nd Birthday ADA! It’s Fun to Celebrate the Birth of a Great Law!

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. Today the Law turns 32 years old! Happy Birthday to the ADA! The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same… Continue reading Happy 32nd Birthday ADA! It’s Fun to Celebrate the Birth of a Great Law!

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Life Care Planning Helps Attorneys in Ways & in All Phases of Litigation! Really!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you considered a Life Care Plan as part of your litigation strategy to help your client? Life Care Planning helps attorneys in many ways and in all phases of litigation. The actual plan itself becomes a comprehensive document that provides for the future care and associated costs of a person facing a serious illness or… Continue reading Life Care Planning Helps Attorneys in Ways & in All Phases of Litigation! Really!

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Bring Me, A Life Care Planner, On Board. The Earlier in Litigation, The Better!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you represent a plaintiff who’s life has been affected from a serious injury or illness? Or do you represent a defendant accused of being responsible for an injury? If so, consider obtaining a life care plan! A life care plan can help an attorney evaluate the potential value of a case in early stages of… Continue reading Bring Me, A Life Care Planner, On Board. The Earlier in Litigation, The Better!

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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?

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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

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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?

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