10th Annual Rating Extravaganza Bundle
December 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm
Earn up to 5.0 hours of MCLE credit includes 5.0 hours in Workers’ Compensation Law
New this year, learn from the comfort of your own home or office! Come join judges, defense attorneys, applicant attorneys and DEU rater for this event you won’t want to miss! Purchase all 5 webinars and receive 25% off! Offer expires 12/08/2023 at 8:30 AM.
Panel 1 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Apportionment Case Law Update with a focus on Nunes
Join Judge Eric Ledger as he navigates through the complex and ever-revolving world of apportionment focusing on recent case law including hot off the press Grace Nunes v. States of California-Dept of Motor Vehicles review of the role of vocational experts in legal apportionment.
Panel 2 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Rolda & Psyche Case
This webinar will give you an overview of psychiatric injuries, good faith personnel actions and the Rolda case. The program will give attendees a better understanding of the burden and requirements needed for trial: What is the role of the doctor and the Judge on these claims? What makes a medical report substantial medical evidence? Does the doctor need to discuss Rolda? What information does the doctor need if defendant raises Good Faith Personnel Actions and what are they? Causation of injury v. Apportionment of PD? And when does the applicant get PD for a psyche injury? The panelist will discuss psychiatric injuries involving good faith personnel actions, predominant case and the evidence necessary for your report to be considered substantial medical evidence. This is a must-see program for any attorney handling a psychiatric injury case involving a good faith personnel action.
Panel 3 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
If you can’t spell Almaraz/Guzman maybe you shouldn’t use it. Should you use an Almaraz/Guzman rating every time? Is there such a thing as a reverse Almaraz/Guzman rating and how does the Kite ruling play in to the Almaraz/Guzman rating? These may be some questions you have asked yourself as a practitioner when representing your workers’ compensation clients in dealing with permanent disability ratings. This webinar presented by Workers’ Compensation Judge Dehn, Applicant’s Attorney Alexander Wong, Defense Attorney Jesus Mendoza will address the basics of understanding how to use the Almaraz/Guzman rating. The presenters will use case studies to address circumstances when the Almaraz/Guzman concept was upheld and when it was rejected. This collaborative panel will address an approach to understanding when practitioners should use Almaraz/Guzman rating and when they should not use that rating. You won’t want to miss this informative panel.
Panel 4 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Kite & Subsequent Case Law
When do you combine versus add impairments? The answer can have a significant impact on the rating of a case, especially in cases of permanent total disability. Join esteemed Judges Brennen and Kaloper-Bersin as they navigate the evolving case law decisions since Kite, and learn how the WCAB decisions have explained what are the more persuasive and convincing reasons to add versus combining impairments.
Panel 5 | 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Common Pitfalls in Rating of Upper Extremities
Are upper extremities a mystery to you? Let DEU rater, Mark Evans, solve the mystery for you. Does rating peripheral nerve injuries in the upper extremities get on your nerves? Come join us for a less nerve wrecking experience and get a grip on rating the upper extremity including what can and can’t be rated.