Mastering the Medicine Seminar: Birth Injury and Medical Negligence | The American Association For Justice

Mastering the Medicine Seminar: Birth Injury and Medical Negligence

October 17, 2019 to October 18, 2019
Program Information:

Sponsored by Lisa Blue and Williams Hart
Sponsored by Assured Partners Jamison and Physician Life Care Planning

About the Seminar:

The American Association for Justice®, is proud to announce that its Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar is back by popular demand. This program is packed with the latest medical developments and most innovative trial techniques you need to fight for your clients harmed as a result of medical negligence. Gain direct access to experienced trial attorneys and prominent medical experts. You will leave with strategies to earn justice for your clients. This can’t-miss seminar will help you understand the medicine involved in your next medical negligence case.

Registration Fees:

AAJ Members on or before August 15, 2019: $845
AAJ Members after August 15, 2019: $895

Members of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group or the Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group save $50 on registration! Use promo code BTMED at checkout or call 800-622-1791 to take advantage of these special savings. 

If you are an AAJ member and have been admitted to the bar for five years or less, you can attend this seminar for 50% off. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college). This discount is not available online, please call 800-622-1791 for more information.
AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by and attending with an AAJ plaintiff attorney from the same firm with the same firm address. This discount is not available online, please call 800-622-1791 for more information.

Contact AAJ Education: 800-622-1791 | 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 |​​

Due to technical difficulties, our online registration has been temporarily suspended.  Please call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612 to register over the phone.  Calls will be answered during AAJ Education's business hours, Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-5:30PM.  Please leave a voicemail or email if you want to register outside of business hours.  Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.


Thursday, October 17

Registration and Welcome Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am

Morning Session
9:00am - 12:45pm
• Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy
• Hospitalist Negligence Issues
• Latest Malpractice Trial Techniques
• Jury Questionnaires/Voir Dire

Networking Lunch Break
12:45 - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
1:45pm - 5:45pm
• Spinal Epidural Abscess & Sepsis
• Hospital Liability
• Hospital Administration Errors
• If Members of the Press are Present, Please Identify Yourselves: How the Media Can Help Your Case and Protect the Public
• Medical Surgical Nursing

Networking Reception
5:45 - 7:00pm

Friday, October 18

Welcome Back Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00am

Morning Session
9:00am - 11:45am
• Birth Trauma Injuries
• Increasing Damages
• Robotic Surgery Issues

Lunch Break
11:45am - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
1:00 - 5:00pm
• Fetal Heart Rate Patterns and Developing Fetal Acidemia: When Watching and Waiting Is Not Reasonable Demonstrative Evidence
• Neuropsychological Testing
• Direct Examination of Witnesses
• Electronic Medical Records


Invited Faculty:

Dov Apfel

Dov Apfel
Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
Baltimore, MD

Steven L. Barrett, DPM

Steven L. Barrett, PDM
Atlanta, GA

Brad Bradshaw, Ph.D.

Brad Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Jury Consultant
Austin, TX

Laura E. Brown

Laura E. Brown
Williams & Brown, LLP
Waco, TX

Robert Eden, M.D.

Robert Eden, M.D.
Phoenix, AZ

Yaman Eksioglu, M.D.

Yaman Eksioglu, M.D.
Pediatric Neurologist
Atlanta, GA

Sarah King

Sarah King
Clifford Law Offices
Chicago, IL

Jennifer Lawrence, course advisor

Jennifer Lawrence
The Lawrence Firm, PSC
Cincinnati, OH

Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis
The Lawrence Firm, PSC
Cincinnati, OH

Jonathan H. Lomurro

Jonathan H. Lomurro
Lomurro Law
EMR Consultant
Freehold, NJ

Steve B. Lowenthal, M.D.


Adam Malone
Malone Law Office
Atlanta, GA

Steven McCarus, M.D.

Steven McCarus, M.D.
Celebration, FL

Kathleen Nastri, course advisor

Kathleen L. Nastri
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC
Bridgeport, CT

Elizabeth Sassatelli, Ph.D., R.N.

Elizabeth Sassatelli, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Tampa
Tampa, FL

Hiram Shah, M.D.


Kenneth M. Sigelman
Sigelman & Associates
San Diego, CA

Lyle Warshauer

Lyle Warshauer
Warshauer Law Group, PC
Atlanta, GA

Lisa Weinstein

Lisa Weinstein
Grant & Eisenhoffer
Chicago, IL

Les Weisbrod, course advisor

Les Weisbrod
Miller Weisbrod, LLP
Dallas, TX

Gerald "Craig" Felty, R.N.
Knox, IN


AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead at a special group rate of $239.00 per night for single or double occupancy, plus any applicable taxes (currently 16.9%) and fees.  To reserve a room, please click HERE or call the hotel reservation line at (866) 912-4009 and state that you are booking with the American Association for Justice. For cancellations or alterations to existing reservations contact the hotel directly. AAJ is not responsible for cancellation or early departure fees.

The cut-off date for reservations at The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead is September 25, 2019.

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Toll Free: (866) 912-4009 | Local: (404) 237-2700

Who should attend:

This seminar is open to AAJ Members (Regular, Life, Sustaining, President’s Club, and Leaders Forum). AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this seminar.

Program Location:

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Toll Free: (866) 912-4009 | Local: (404) 237-2700


Call us. We'll provide you with names and phone numbers of previous attendees of AAJ Education programs who will be pleased to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer to speak with a course advisor or faculty member, we will arrange that as well. Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, extension 8612.

MCLE/NCA Requirements:

AAJ has filed for MCLE credit in the appropriate jurisdictions.  Registered participants can receive approximately 11.5 CLE* credits depending on the jurisdiction and will be applied to your participation in AAJ’s professional recognition program. AAJ Education programs are routinely accredited by states requiring continuing legal education. Available CLE/MCLE credits are contingent upon approval from state bars and/or MCLE boards and may vary by jurisdiction. CLE questions may be addressed by calling the CLE Assistant at 800-424-2725, ext. 8612 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.​

To learn more about AAJ's Masters of Trial Law professional recognition program call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612, or CLICK HERE. The Masters of Trial Law program recognizes Fellow, Diplomate, and Champion status for AAJ members. To gain MTL credits, submit a certificate of attendance for every seminar, college, and convention you attend.

* Number of credits may vary depending on calculation method used by individual state accreditation agencies. AAJ is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

Special Assistance:

AAJ Education will make every effort to ensure that its meetings are held in facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612. 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing on or before October 9, 2019 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received in writing October 10-14, 2019 will result in a voucher for the entire registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college, seminar, or webinar held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received 48 hours of the program will not be honored. AAJ is not responsible for any room cancellation fees or other travel fees which result from your cancellation. Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or

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Terms and Conditions:

The American Association for Justice reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, refuse entrance to the event and/or remove any individual from the event whose behavior is disruptive and/or is not consistent with the character and purpose of the event. All American Association for Justice badges are the property of the American Association for Justice and must be returned upon request.

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Event Address:
3434 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States

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