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.
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.
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.
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.
In service to the workers’ compensation legal community, Susan England led a San Diego County Bar event aimed at young attorneys. This panel addressed the deposition skills necessary in workers’ compensation discovery proceedings. Attendees were able to hear Ms. England’s advice as an advocate, and also her perspective from her years as a Judge. www.eps-law.com
EPS (www.eps-law.com) hosted another edition of its ongoing morning speaker series, this time focusing on the use, application and litigation of the AMA Guides in state and LHWCA litigation. Having litigated LHWCA matters for decades, EPS attorneys were well familiar with the Guides even before they were adopted for use in California.
EPS was pleased to have Dr. Craig Uejo, an expert in the AMA Guides, as part of this speaker series edition. Dr. Uejo enlightened the attendees with specific examples of problem areas and suggestions for medical legal report review.
Renee St. Clair, well known as one of the foremost attorneys litigating AMA Guides issues, addressed the defense attorney activities necessary in reviewing and litigating AMA Guides disputes. Alex Oberjuerge brought all of the attendees up to speed on relevant case law involving AMA Guides issues.
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.
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.