What has two thumbs and loves to hear itself talk?  THIS GUY!!!
What has two thumbs and loves to hear itself talk? THIS GUY!!!

There was a great turn out this morning to the “How to Obtain an Accurate PD Rating with the AMA Guides” put on by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar.  We covered a lot of ground in just two hours, from the DEU perspective presented by Annalisa Faina and Barry Knight entitled “Anatomy of Rating”, to Mark Gearheart’s “Substantial Medical Evidence to Support a Permanent Disability Rating,” and my own presentation on “Litigating Ogilvie.”  There was a lively discussion on the state of Almaraz/Guzman, Blackledge, and Ogilvie. 12

Thanks to everyone who e-mailed me asking for the cases cited during our presentations.  I’ll be uploading them shortly.

Tonight is the “2010 Steve Jimenez Special Recognition Awards” honoring:

  • Lifetime Achievement: The Honorable Pamela Foust (Ret.)
  • Judge of the Year: The Honorable Jorja FrankHon. Jorja Frank
  • Applicant Attorney of the Year: Marc Marcus
  • Defense Attorney of the Year: Michael Marks

If you’re attending tonight, please stop me and say hello!  (I’ve got a name tag and everything)

  1. Lively as in “barely civil” []
  2. I’m kidding! []

Three doctors is probably just plain excessive.  And more than a little creepy.
Three doctors is probably just plain excessive. And more than a little creepy.

My prior record for doctor depositions was three in one month.  This was not at all intentional.  It was probably a number of factors.  I tend to take more doctor depositions than most.1 Almaraz/Guzman issues are usually best addressed during a deposition.  And, lastly it just happened to be an extra busy month.

This week I attended three doctor depositions (two set by myself, one set by a co-defendant).  I’d say that pretty well trumps three in a month.  :)

A special shout-out goes to Doctors Z, J, and C.  Thanks for putting up with me guys.  Also, special thanks to Mr. W, my co-Defendant without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.

  1. Photo courtesy of Little Miss no Name.  Photo editing – all me! []

Favorite deposition question: Doctor who?
Favorite deposition question: Doctor who?

For those of you keeping score at home, I’ve posted my personal records for the most walk throughs at different Boards in one day (3), most bridges crossed in one day (3), most bridge tolls paid in one day ($10), most bridges crossed without paying tolls legally (2), and now… depositions of doctors.1

I probably tend to take more doctor depositions than most.  I’ve normally got about one or two on calendar each month.  However, this month has been a personal record with three depositions of doctors.2

I seriously doubt any other workers’ comp attorneys keep track of this sort of thing.

  1. Photo courtesy of BBC and TVScoop []
  2. Does this count as a professional record? []