Spinal Trauma, Personal Injury Case, and Secrets of a Successful Practice 2024 – 10 CE Credits Available

Spinal Trauma, Personal Injury Case, and Secrets of a Successful Practice

This seminar is for Healthcare providers interested in obtaining cutting-edge information and developments in the medical, legal, and insurance areas impacting whiplash, spinal trauma, and personal injury cases.  Cost is $99 for chiropractors practice 10 years or less and $199 for chiropractors practicing 11+ years.  


This highly-rated indispensable course will provide you with the most up-to-date clinical, insurance and legal information necessary to successfully evaluate, treat and manage patients with whiplash, spinal trauma and personal injury claims.

Seminar Timeline

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Distinguishing Neuropathic Injury vs. Soft Tissue Injury in the Post-Trauma Patient: Assessing, Documenting, Understanding the Differences, and Reasons for Additional Treatment. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. The Most Effective Treatment Options for Traumatic Cervical Pain: Comparing Optimal Outcomes through Different Modalities. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Medical-Legal: Pre-Existing Conditions: Apportioning Old and New Conditions; Apportioning Multiple Active Conditions from Different MVCs.  Arthur D. Leritz and Elisabeth K. Ruff, Attorneys at Adler Giersch
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Whiplash and Acceleration of Degenerative Disc Disease: Lessons from the 2021 Nobel Prize on How the Loss of Lordosis and Lack of Magnesium Influences Osteoarthritic Changes. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Assessing and Treating Upper Extremity Numbness: Radicular vs. Peripheral Neuropathy and Why it Matters.  Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • 11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Navigating the IME: Trends from the Insurer’s Dark Side To Block Payment.  Special Guest Speaker Teamed up with Melissa D. Carter, Attorney, Adler Giersch
  • 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.  LUNCH and Hypotheticals to Grow and Sharpen Your Practice. Steven  J. Angles and Arthur D. Leritz, Attorneys at Adler Giersch
  • 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Chronic Post-Traumatic Inflammation Post Injury: The Role of Resolvins in the Recovery Process. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Residual Cervical Symptoms and Associated Clinical Outcomes Following Concussion/ mTBI. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Overcoming and Documenting the Missed Diagnosis of Concussion/mTBI. Richard H. Adler, Attorney, Adler Giersch
  • 2:30 – 2:45 BREAK
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m. Effective Documentation of Symptoms for Treatment and Re-Exams. Richard H. Adler and Elisabeth K. Ruff, Attorneys at Adler Giersch
  • 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and the Systemic Inflammatory Reflex: Stimulating the Vegas Nerve to Cause Systemic Anti-Inflammatory Response. Including Live Presentation. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO.
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. Patients/Clients, Attorneys, and Injury Claims. Steven J. Angles, Attorney, Adler Giersch
  • 4:30 – 4:45 p.m. BREAK
  • 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Chiropractic and Pharmacology: Outcomes in Treatment of Whiplash and Spinal Trauma. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO.
  • 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Important and Must Know Updates that Impact Clinical Care and Outcomes:  Pain, Pregnancy and Seatbelt Risks to Mom’s Neck, Cervicogenic Headaches, Anti-Inflammatory Diet Updates, Rib Pain Masked as Cardiovascular Event, and Dangers of E-Records. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
  • 6:15 – 6:30 p.m. Q& A
  • 6:30 p.m. Reception

Event Details

Date: April 20, 2024

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 06:00 p.m.

Venue: Hilton Bellevue

Directions: 300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Email: [email protected]

Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

Nationally known expert in the chiropractic profession. He serves on the faculty of Life Chiropractic College-West and has taught more than 1000 continuing education courses. Additionally, Dr. Murphy has more than 30 years of clinical experience.

Richard H. Adler, JD

Mr. Adler is the founding principal of Adler Giersch. Excellence in advocacy for his clients and protecting their access to treatment led to his selection as a SuperLawyer™ by his attorney peers. He’s a frequent lecturer and author of several publications on medical-legal-insurance matters.

Steven J. Anglés, JD

Steven Anglés practice focuses on cases involving severe injuries, insurance coverage, and complex personal injury claims. He has extensive courtroom experience, having tried over 35 jury trials and 100 bench trials in his career. Steven is bilingual, with fluency in Spanish. He works throughout the Puget Sound and manages Adler Giersch in Kent.

Melissa D. Carter, JD

Sensing an alarming imbalance of fairness between insurance companies and injured individuals, Ms. Carter resigned as Senior Trial Counsel for Nationwide Insurance and accepted a position at the firm she admired most, Adler Giersch. Since that time, she has been selected as a SuperLawyer by her attorney peers.

Arthur D. Leritz, JD

It was through his representation of at-fault defendants and insurance companies for over 11 years in a wide variety of complex personal injury litigation that Arthur Leritz realized his true calling was to join Adler Giersch to advocate and protect those with traumatic injuries.

Elisabeth K. Ruff, JD

Elisabeth K Ruff, a graduate of UW School of Law, joined Adler Giersch in 2022 after serving 5 years as a Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County. She is excited about the opportunity to help victims not only get compensation, but also access to the medical care they need to heal from their injuries.