Injuries involving the spine are among the most common compensation claims in the United States.
Statistically, problems with the low back are the second leading cause of missed time from work and one of the leading reasons people see orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons.
Is it workers’ comp?
Over 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime. Many of those cases will not be trauma-induced, raising complex proximate cause issues. When back pain results in surgery, the value of a claim is dramatically increased in value.
Not all back surgeries are created equal.
Each has unique benefits and challenges. Laminectomies, fusions, laser percutaneous discectomies, and corpectomies: it is not uncommon for attorneys and claims professionals alike to not appreciate the differences among procedures, but those differences are important and may potentially influence the value of the case.
Step into the operating room.
Join award-winning law professor Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. and neurosurgeon, Dr. James G. Lowe, for a fast-paced, multimedia presentation that takes you into the operating room and demonstrates how the different procedures are performed and defines the benefits and risks of each.
A must-attend if you handle claims involving the spine. You will learn:
- The anatomy of the spine
- What parts are most susceptible to trauma
- Problems that are degenerative in nature
- Neuroradiology tests used to image the spine
Anatomy of the Spine
Prof. Samuel D. Hodge, Jr.
- Curves of the Spine
- Spinal Cord
- Thecal Sac
- Epidural Space
- Spinal Nerves
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Intervertebral Discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spondylosis v. Spondylolisthesis
James G. Lowe, MD, JD
Types of Spinal Surgery
James G. Lowe, MD, JD
- Disc Replacement
- Fracture surgery
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.
Recorded in March 2021.