Life Care Plans in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: Presenting or Challenging Future Damages Calculations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide personal injury counsel in using or challenging life care plans offered in traumatic brain injury cases to measure and present future medical damages. The panel will also explain strategies that defense counsel frequently use to challenge life care plans throughout a case: discovery, cross-examination of life-care planning experts, and closing argument.
- Overview of life care plans
- Plaintiff strategies
- Defense strategies
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- The evolution of life care plans and life care planners.
- Analyzing items/services involved in traumatic brain injury litigation.
- Discovering the life care planner’s methodology.
- Distinguishing medically necessary from medically beneficial.
- Exploring bias and prejudice.
- Critical lines of questioning when deposing a life care planner.
- Addressing life care plans during mediations.
- Attacking & defending life care planners at trial.
Dr. Todd D. Cowen
Certified Physician Life Care Planner
Dr. Cowen is a medical doctor board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Management. He... | Read More
Dr. Cowen is a medical doctor board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Management. He has been practicing medicine for almost 23 years, providing long term care and rehabilitation treatment/planning for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Dr. Cowen is also a Certified Life Care Planner and Certified Physician Life Care Planner and has significant experience preparing Life Care Plans for a variety of catastrophic and non-catastrophic injuries and medical conditions.Close
John Jerry Glas
Chair, Civil Litigation Department
Mr. Glas has tried more than seventy jury trials to verdict, and his practice includes significant experience handling... | Read More
Mr. Glas has tried more than seventy jury trials to verdict, and his practice includes significant experience handling traumatic brain injury cases and jury trials. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Law School, where he has taught a Trial Practice core curriculum class every spring semester since 2009.Close