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AD110411 Psychiatric Claims and Their Interplay with Pain

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For CLE credit, record the codes heard in the course audio on the Verification Affidavit and submit the document to the CBA in accordance with the instructions in the document.

Psychiatric Claims and Their Interplay with Pain

About the Program:
The speakers will address the current status of psychiatric claims within the workers’ compensation system. They will explore the medical issues raised in the connection to work, the diagnosis process, and the methods available for treatment and issues relating to work capacity. The speakers will explore the impact pain has on the psychiatric diagnosis and the interplay a psychiatric diagnosis has on the claimant’s perception of that pain as well as what the doctor can objectively do to isolate and treat the problems that are involved and hopefully return claimant to productivity.

Program Faculty:
Lawrence F. Morizio, Cousins Desrosiers & Morizio PC, Stratford
Cori-Lynn S. Webber, Law Office of Cori-Lynn S. Webber LLC, Windsor

The Honorable John A. Mastropietro, Chair, Workers’ Compensation Commission, State of Connecticut
Commissioner Christine L. Engel, Workers’ Compensation Commission
Commissioner David W. Schoolcraft, Workers’ Compensation Commission
Andrew J. Hern, Law Office of Andrew J. Hern, Hartford
Robert D. Kerns, MD, Yale School of Medicine, New London
Dwight Ligham, MD, Advanced Diagnostic Pain Treatment Center, New Haven
Mark E. Merrow, Law Office of Mark E. Merrow LLC, Middletown
Peter M. Zeman, MD, The Institute of Living Medical Group PC, Hartford

Program Schedule:
8:30 Psychiatric Medical Evaluations, Both for Treatment Purposes and Forensic and Disability (Dr. Zeman)
10:30 The Biopsychosocial Framework Within which Pain Occurs and How to Treat It (Dr. Kerns)
1:15 Status of Claims Within the System and the Issues that Commonly Arise; Commission Comments (Hon. Mastropietro)
1:45 The Treatment of Chronic Pain Within the System and How that is Impacted by the Psychiatric Diagnosis (Dr. Ligham)
3:15 Case Law and New Issues (Hern & Merrow)
4:15 Panel Discussion; Questions and Answers

Who Should Purchase:
Attorneys, claims handlers and paralegals within the workers’ compensation system who handle claims with claimant’s who have chronic pain and/or psychiatric diagnosis. Attorneys who handle claims outside of the system and deal with issues of chronic pain and psychiatric disability within those claims.

This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE.

CLE Credit: Areas of Professional Practice 8.0 hrs