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Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At "Personal Injury Cases: Best Verdicts"


Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen attended the Georgia Bar Association March 18, 2011 seminar regarding recent personal injury cases in Georgia presented by top Georgia plaintiff attorneys.

About the seminar:

Program Chair Marcus Davis of Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito introduced Michael R. Braun. Braun discussed a retail premise slip and fall case for which he was able to obtain a $5 million verdict for his client’s injuries. He discussed liability, theory of recovery, and damages in the case.

Phillip C. Henry of Henry, Spiegel and Milling continued with a report about a federal medical malpractice case he pursued and won a $3.45 million verdict for. In particular, he pointed out the importance of following administrative requirements of the Federal Tort Claims Act that comes into play with federally supported primary health centers.

Pete A. Law, of Law and Moran, discussed multiple motor vehicle multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements his firm has obtained for clients in recent years.

Keith E. Fryer of Fryer, Shuster and Lester followed up with “Backing Up A Truck When You Can’t See What Is Behind You Is Like Driving Forward With A Blindfold.” Fryer emphasized the importance of the attorney going to the scene of the collision as soon as possible when taking the case, safety rules of the road, and the verdict of $5.5 million.

Laura M. Shamp of Laura M. Shamp gave a comprehensive talk about closing arguments, and a medical malpractice case she obtained a $3 million jury verdict for. Shamp pointed out the importance of knowing the medical record very well in medical negligence cases.

Brent J. Savage brought up the importance of the facts, tips on presenting damages, and the use of standards in the Douglas Asphalt Company case.

Michael L. Werner, MD, JD again emphasized the importance of knowing the medical record - in trucking cases. Werner described acetabular fracture as a very bad injury, and talked about avascular necrosis, and hip replacements.

Nelson Tyrone mentioned the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College as well as Tommy Malone’s book “Voir Dire and Summation: The Law and The Practice” in discussion of his personal injury cases with favorable verdicts.

Mike Prieto pointed out differences between nursing home cases, and medical malpractice cases. Particularly he noted the federal and state heavy regulatory roles in nursing homes.

Alan J. Hamilton of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer talked about an automobile product liability case involving faulty seat belting and a wrongful death trucking case.

About Liz Buddenhagen:

• Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen has a thirty year clinically active nursing background in hospitals, including adult and neonatal critical care, and has been assisting Atlanta attorneys for 5 years.

• For more information view, email, or call 770-725-2997.


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