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Dorothy Clay Sims Exposing the Deceptive Defense CLEs in California

Dorothy Clay Sims Exposing the Deceptive Defense CLEs in California
Join nationally renowned trial lawyer Dorothy Clay Sims who has made a career out of bringing to light the underhand tactics insurers and IME doctors use, for a day long, intensive seminar on exposing the deceptive defense. You'll learn how to defend your client against the IME doctor and convince the insurance company or jury what the claim is worth.
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Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile

Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile
The following is an article by leading spinal injury researcher, Dr. Arthur Croft, on David Ball on Damages, and Reptile, and how these books impact physician's narrative reports in personal injury cases.
Medicolegal Gems: 7 Ways the Doctor's Report Can Favorably Influence the
Outcome. Are Your Reports in Sync?
Let me begin by saying that this is not a book report, nor am I recommending readers to go out and read law books. My intro here is merely to provide, as lawyers would say, foundation. Although few doctors would recognize the name, one of the most influential experts in the legal arena today is David Ball, Ph.D.
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Defeating the "Malingering Defense" in Personal Injury Litigation

Defeating the "Malingering Defense" in Personal Injury Litigation

The International Brian Injury Association recently released an article by brain injury attorney Dorothy Clay Sims, entitled "An Autopsy on the Fake Bad Scale."

Consider reading the article if you handle any personal injury cases in which your client may have suffered from brain or psychological injuries. In the article, the authors discuss multiple problems with the Fake Bad Scale (FBS, also known as Symptom Validity Scale), a controversial test for measuring malingering.

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ATLA review of Polarizing the Case: Exposing and Defeating the Malingering Myth

ATLA review of Polarizing the Case: Exposing and Defeating the Malingering Myth
Book Review: Polarizing the Case should be required reading for every plaintiff’s lawyer. Not only does Rick Friedman do a masterful job of formulating and describing a cogent, well-rounded and effective strategy for aggressively defeating the malingering defense, he shows the reader how to go about doing it in the real world. The reader understands immediately that the author has been in the trenches and is speaking from that experience rather than from an ivory tower.
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$1 Million Soft Tissue Verdict

$1 Million Soft Tissue Verdict
Regardless of whether you handle mild, moderate or catastrophic injury cases, insurers frequently call your client a malingerer, or claim they have a type of somatoform disorder.  Polarizing the Case teaches you how to discredit that common insurance defense.  Called "the bible for anyone trying cases in today's climate" by Inner Circle member Brian Panish, Polarizing the Case is a trial text every trial lawyer must own and understand before their next trial.
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United Policyholders reviews Polarizing the Case

United Policyholders reviews Polarizing the Case

Book Review: Polarizing the Case is a book for trial lawyers written by Richard Friedman, one of the most successful trial lawyers in the United States. But anyone who has ever been a victim of an insurance company’s tactics designed to deny or underpay a legitimate claim might also find it interesting.

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New York Times Blasts "Independent" Medical Examinations

New York Times Blasts "Independent" Medical Examinations

An investigative report published in the New York Times entitled "Exams of Injured Workers Fuels Mutual Mistrust" demonstrates the strong bias of IME doctors working for insurance companies. It could provide excellent ideas for cross-examination of an insurance doctor in your next trial.

In the NY Times article, a New York IME doctor admits, "If you did a truly pure report, you'd be out on your ears and the insurers wouldn't pay for it. You have to give them what they want... That's the game, baby."

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New! Error Odds: Exposing the Lack of Accuracy in Malingering Tests

Trial Guides introduces Error Odds: Exposing the Lack of Accuracy in Malingering Tests, a continuing legal education webinar recording featuring Dr. Michael D. Freeman, Ph.D., MPH, D.C.

Your client is hurt, but the defense claims that his/her injury could not have resulted from the impact—that your client is malingering. Sound familiar? Join Dr. Michael D. Freeman, noted doctor, expert witness and author of Litigating Minor Soft Tissue Impact Cases for this CLE course on the Error Odds test and the lack of accuracy in malingering tests.

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Beat the Malingering Defense CLE

Beat the Malingering Defense CLE
Dr. Michael Freeman is one of the world's leading trauma epidemiologists, and testifies internationally on the admissibility of junk science in litigation. He has published and presented widely about motor vehicle crash injuries, and serves as a peer reviewer for numerous journals, including Spine and The Lancet.

In this CLE, Dr. Freeman addresses how to overcome allegations of malingering
against your client by challenging the accuracy of malingering tests which
defense witnesses use.
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Trial Guides Releases Rick Friedman's Polarizing the Case

Trial Guides Releases Rick Friedman's Polarizing the Case

With Rules of the Road™, Rick Friedman (with co-author Patrick Malone) changed the way thousands of plaintiff's lawyers try their cases. In the process, he established himself as one of the nation's leading tacticians in the battle for civil justice.

With Polarizing the Case, Friedman teaches us not to fear allegations or insinuations that our client is malingering or exaggerating injuries. Instead he provides, in his own words, "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the defense lawyer's neck and strangling him with it."

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Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case

Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case

The following is a review by Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr. Arthur Croft of the Trial Guides book Polarizing the Case.

The legal corner today is a book report. Rick Friedman is the author of some best-selling law books, including Rules of the Road and, the one in my hand: Polarizing the Case: Exposing & Defeating the Malingering Myth. These books are published by Trial Guides (www.trialguides.com).

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