EPS attorneys featured at National Shipbuilding Research Program conference

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) brings its educational conference  to San Diego.   The NSRP’s mission is to manage and focus national shipbuilding and ship repair research and development funding on technologies and processes that will reduce the total ownership cost of ships for the U.S. Navy, other national security customers and the commercial sector and develop and leverage best commercial and naval practices to improve the efficiency of the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair Industry.

Barry Ponticello and Renee St. Clair were requested as featured speakers on the interplay of the Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act (LHWCA) and the Jones Act.   Mr. Ponticello and Ms. St.Clair have litigated scores of LHWCA and Jones Act matters from the Trial level through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.

 

“Telemedicine”: EPS Morning Speaker Series

EPS held another of its Morning Speaker Series editions on August 23, 2017.  The Morning Speaker Series brings together leading experts and EPS attorneys to address hot button and/or emerging litigation issues.8-23-9

In this “Telemedicine edition”, EPS attorneys Barry Ponticello, Terry Wheaton and Alex Oberjuerge discussed legal authority for Telemedicine, current applications and future litigation expectations for this ever expanding part of the workers’ compensation litigation process.  EPS was pleased to be joined by a number of clients and friends of the firm.8-23-8

U.S .Health Works National Director of Telemedicine, David Kobrinetz, provided information from the front lines of Telemedicine.  Mr. Kobrinetz addressed the USHW plan, implementation and regulatory dealings, as well as the current USHW applications.  It was also enlightening for the attendees to hear about the expected future of Telemedicine in California workers’ compensation from the provider end.8-23-5

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EPS Morning Speaker Series

In keeping with the firm’s long standing public speaking and presenting tradition, EPS (www.eps-law.com) hosts an ongoing speaker series, bringing together leading experts and EPS attorneys to address hot topic litigation issues.

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Frequent AME Dr. Lane appeared at one of the events, detailing a medical legal evaluator’s role in the litigation process, as well as addressing his process for assessing permanent disability and apportionment.  Barry Ponticello spoke on the role of the defense counsel in litigating permanent disability and apportionment issues.   Susan England, with her years of experience as a workers’ compensation judge, gave the attendees the view from the bench.

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