TO ALL ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS & LEGAL PROFESSIONALS:
Medical Issues in California Workers' Compensation Claims: The Importance of Substantial Medical Evidence and the Role of the Treating Physician vs. Evaluating Physician
Presented by Attorney Nikki Jacobson
Medical reports are crucial in any workers' compensation matter. This seminar examines medical issues common to workers’ compensation claims. However, deficient reports may not be construed as substantial evidence and may be stricken or given very little evidentiary weight. Topics to be covered include: introduction to the most important medical issues in workers' compensation and how legal teams address such issues, pre-designating a physician, primary treating physicians (PTP), consulting physicians, evaluating physicians (PQME/QME/AME), AMA Guides 5th Edition; medical causation, impairment, apportionment, types of medical reports (medical-legal, P&S/MMI, supplemental), medical history, substantial evidence (LeVesque, Escobedo and Kuykendal) and more…
For over 20 years, Nikki Jacobson has been a dedicated advocate for the injured and immigrants from all over the world. An attorney at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, Nikki has focused her practice of law exclusively on workers’ compensation, immigration and personal injury law. She is a Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Jacobson began her legal career in 1997 after earning her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and her admission to The State Bar of California. She is a highly respected and involved member of the legal community. She has been recognized for legal knowledge and experience by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyers, Avvo.com and Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Jacobson is also a Professor of Law at West Los Angeles College.
LAPA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar is approved for 1.0 hours of credit.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Abraham Lincoln University
3530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1430, Los Angeles, CA 90010
6:30 to 7:30 pm: Check-in, Networking, and Dinner
7:30 to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Early Bird Registration ends on April 16, 2018