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A Guide to Rehabilitation Testimony

The Expert's Role as an Educator

By Deutsch

© 1990 – CRC Press

512 pages

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Hardback: 9781878205025
pub: 1990-01-01
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About the Book

Anyone working in the rehabilitation arena these days is fully aware of the potential for litigation. Whether you are a counselor, life care planner, case manager, researcher, nurse, or technical expert, the chances of being called to give a deposition or make a courtroom appearance increase daily. Today, the role of the rehabilitation professional is not getting any easier. With litigation more than a possibility in any disability or catastrophic illness case, rehabilitation experts, both plaintiff and defense, need to present themselves in the very best light possible.

Guide to Rehabilitation Testimony: The Expert's Role as an Educator offers something for everyone, novice and expert alike. Here are 10 comprehensive chapters of courtroom-tested procedures that work. Also provided are 11 valuable appendices. In over 23 years of working as a rehabilitation professional, Dr. Deutsch has spent thousands of hours giving testimony. Here are tried and proven methods of handling yourself and your material in a legal setting.

Table of Contents

The Dual Role of the Rehabilitation Expert

Utilizing the Rehabilitation Expert: A Defense Attorney's Perspective - Dennis A. Vandenberg

Utilizing the Rehabilitation Expert: A Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective - Paul E. Godlewski

Qualifying the Expert and Defining the Role of the Rehabilitation Professional

The Presentation of the Evaluation, Data Gathering, and Test Procedures

Presenting the Non-catastrophic Case

Presenting the Catastrophic Injury Case and Life Care Plan

The Role of the Economist: Coordinating with the Rehabilitation Expert - Frederick A. Raffa, Ph.D.

Understanding Structured Settlements: The Role of the Rehabilitation Professional in Working with the Annuity Broker - Richard C. Raffa

Glossary of Legal Terms


A: Philosophical Focus for the Rehabilitation Professional: Nine Steps to Reducing Stress in Testimony

B: Questions for Qualifying the Rehabilitation Expert

C: Questions for Educating the Judge or Jury on Evaluation Procedures

D: Questions for the Non-Catastrophic Rehabilitation Case

E: Questions for Presentation of the Catastrophic Injury

F-1: Questions for Attorneys to Use in Deposing the Injured Party

F-2: Clinical Interview and History for Chronic Pain/Chronic Disability

F-3: Clinical Interview and History for Head and Spinal Cord Injury

F-4: Clinical Interview and History for Pediatrics

G: File Check List for Testimony Preparation

H: Life Care Plan Shell


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation