Time: November 15, 2012 at 9am to November 16, 2012 at 12:15pm
Location: Osgoode Professional Development Centre
Street: 1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
Website or Map: http://osgoodepd.ca/cle/2012-…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: L King
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2012
Chronic pain syndrome, in its various and wide-ranging forms, has been termed among the most complex, difficult and expensive-to-resolve areas in personal injury litigation. Viewed with suspicion in some quarters, the existence of the syndrome has nonetheless come to be
recognized judicially and can attract very substantial damages. And now that the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Degennaro has upheld most of a $3-million-plus trial award, plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel are under pressure to be thoroughly prepared and informed about the science, the law and the strategies that are crucial in litigating or mediating these claims.
This Osgoode Professional Development short course, an updated version of the program successfully offered in November 2011, provides all three. A panel of highly experienced physicians will share essential information from their respective specialties concerning the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. Top practitioners and expert witnesses will discuss and illustrate best practices in conducting the case, along with foundational and recent important caselaw. And a panel
of judges will weigh in on what counsel are doing well and not so well, and how to improve their advocacy on behalf of their clients.
You also have the option of attending a post-conference workshop devoted entirely to the ethical, professional and practice management issues arising in litigating and mediating chronic pain cases. The workshop is designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of how to avoid professional pitfalls in this area.
Learn what is distinctive about chronic pain/fibromyalgia cases, including the essential medical and psychiatric facts, the problems they raise, and creative and effective means of resolving them.
OPD Program Lawyer
Conference only: $1395 plus HST for a total of $1576.35.
Conference plus Workshop: $1795 plus HST for a total of $2028.35.
Workshop only: $400 plus HST for a total of $452.00.