Whiplash, Spinal Trauma & Personal Injury Cases Seminar 2021


March 27, 2021 Whiplash, Spinal Trauma, and Personal Injury Case Seminar with special pre-seminar Insurance Workshop on March 25, 2021

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.

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.

Pre-seminar workshop on March 25th is designed for healthcare providers and staff members interest in effectively handling traumatic injury cases and seeking cutting edge tools and information to work smarter in managing PI claims.

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Saturday, March 27, 2021 Whiplash, Spinal Trauma, and Personal Injury Case Seminar Timeline:

10 Continuing Education Hours

8:00am-9:00am Rear-End and Broadside MVCs: How the Biomechanical Issues Impact the Evaluation, Treatment, Frequency of Care, and Duration of Care for Whiplash and Spinal Trauma Patients; Best Practices for Intake Documentation. – Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO and Richard H. Adler, JD, Adler Giersch
9:00am-9:30am Uncinate Process: Its Role in Post-Traumatic Pain and Demonstration on How to Evaluate and Adjust. – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
9:30am-10:00am Medical-Legal: Standard of Care-What is it? – Melissa D. Carter, JD, Adler Giersch.
10:00am-10:15am BREAK
10:15am-10:45am Standard of Care:  Understanding the Role of the Medical-Legal Standard of Care in Treating Chronic Pain and Inflammation. – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
10: 45am-11:15am Lumbar Spine Trauma and MVCs. Effectively Responding to Insurer’s Denial of Causation and Payment. – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO 
11:15am-12:00pm Medical-Legal: Effectively Responding to Insurer’s Denial of Causation and Payment. –  Steven J. Angles, JD and Richard H. Adler, Adler Giersch
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Learn: How to Stay Out of Hot Water. Lessons from Chiropractic Professional Liability Cases. – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
1:00pm-1:30pm Arterial Dissection: What Every Provider Must Know the Signs and Symptoms and 3 Steps to Assess – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
1:30pm-2:00pm COVID 19 and Non-Pharmacological Alternatives for Inflammation. – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
2:00pm-2:30pm Post MVC Trauma and Inflammation: Anti-Inflammatory Protocol. Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
2:30pm-2:45pm BREAK
2:45pm-3:15pm Medical-Legal: Giving Testimony at Deposition in a COVID 19 World.  – Melissa D. Carter, JD, and Arthur D. Leritz, JD, Adler Giersch
3:15pm-3:45pm Cervical Spine Trauma, MVCs, and Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
3:45pm-4:15pm Youth Sports Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injuries-From Washington’s 1st-in-Nation Lystedt Law in 2009 to the Kenny Bui Case in 2020. – Richard H. Adler, JD, and Arthur D. Leritz, JD, Adler Giersch
4:15pm-4:45pm Nutrition Needs following Concussion/mTBI and Cervical Spine Trauma. – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
4:45pm-5:00pm BREAK
5:00pm-5:30pm Medical-Legal: Apportioning Multiple MVCs. – Richard H. Adler, JD, Adler Giersch
5:30pm-6:00pm Sleep Dysfunction following Whiplash and Spinal Trauma. – Dan J. Murphy, DC, DABCO
6:00pm-7:00pm Questions from Participants. Discussion by Panel

Thursday, March 25, 2021 Insurance Seminar topics:

6 Continuing Education Hours

  • Insurance Coverage: Learn about all the motor vehicle insurance and policies available to pay including Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Liability, Uninsured, and Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • Cutting Edge PI Topics
  • Billing: Who to bill? When to bill? Who has to pay? When do they have to pay?
  • Liens: Learn how to use them and how to handle insurers and attorneys that challenge them
  • Expert Witness and Record Duplication Fees: How much? Who pay? When?
  • IME/ICE/Peer Reviews: How to Effectively handle and respond to these “treatment killers”
  • Responding to Payment Denials
  • New Developments with Ride-Share Collisions: Who Pays?
  • Attorneys: Effectively Communicating with Friendly-and-Foe Attorneys
  • Apportioning Preexisting Condition and New Trauma


See what past attendees have to say: 

“By far the best medical-legal-insurance course I have ever participated in. These attorneys are head and shoulders above all others.” -Dr. Dan Murphy

“This is the best Saturday in post-graduate education.” – L. Peterson, DC

“Adler Giersch offers exceptional seminars that have always keep me up to date in my practice for the past 25 plus years.” – L. Bray, LMP

“Good preparation for serving MVC patients. I feel much more prepared to take care of documenting care of these patients”– J. Pemberton, MD

“I enjoy philosophy, but if you do any PI/Ins work, this seminar is essential.” – A. Ilk, DC


Event Details

Date: March 27, 2021

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 07:00 p.m.

Venue: Virtual - Details will be sent after registration

Email: marye@adlergiersch.com


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. Angles, JD

Steven Angles’ 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.

Jacob W. Gent, JD

Prior to working at Adler Giersch, Mr. Gent was a senior negotiator and Litigation Specialist for Farmers Insurance Company. He has worked at Adler Giersch for over 15 years, starting as a Case Manager, he was inspired to become an attorney.

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.