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Aug

2018

Video: Life Care Plan Helps Secure $24 million settlement in Spinal Cord Injury Case

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video on how a Life Care Plan we prepared helped achieve a verdict of $24 million in a spinal cord injury case. In this case, a 21-year-old college graduate trained in personnel management and employed by an insurance company was Read More

15

Aug

2018

How a Life Care Plan Can Document Damages

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video on how a Life Care Plan we prepared helped achieve a $25 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving an infant deprived of oxygen at birth. The child’s injuries resulted in brain damage, cerebral palsy, and a respiratory Read More

17

Jul

2018

Why Use a Life Care Plan?

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video detailing how and why attorneys who represent clients with serious physical injuries may choose a life care plan for their clients.     Examples of such injuries include: Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Amputation Birth Trauma Brain Damage Head Trauma Read More

17

Apr

2018

Using an Economist Instead of a Rehabilitation Expert

There appears to be some confusion among attorneys with regard to the difference between a Rehabilitation Expert and an Economist. A Rehabilitation Expert has been trained to evaluate the needs of the Catastrophically Disabled person and to research the costs required to develop Life Care Plans. The Rehabilitation Expert will not Read More

19

Feb

2018

Building The House Of Damages In Personal Injury Cases – The Importance Of Having A Medical Foundation

The largest dollar amount in a personal injury case is usually the plaintiff’s inability to work and resultant loss of earning capacity.  This is extremely important in proving the damages part of a small, medium, or large case.  Therefore, an expert knowledgeable in rehabilitation, as well as the vocational implications Read More

12

Feb

2018

The Importance of Using a Rehabilitation Counselor as a Life Care Planner

There are primarily three professionals who develop Life Care Plans for the severely disabled:  Rehabilitation Counselors, Rehabilitation Nurses, and Physiatrists.  While all professions have been trained to work with the catastrophically impaired, only the Rehabilitation Counselor’s expertise involves projecting the individual’s needs over their Life Expectancy. In addition, most Life Read More

24

Jan

2018

Join OAS in Florida for Our CLE!

OAS will be co-hosting a Continuing Legal Education seminar titled “Using a Vocational Expert and an Economist from Start to Finish (Intake to Trial)” with Sobel Tinari Economics Group to help provide you with the best information possible. Edmond Provder, Vocational Consultant, President, Occupational Assessment Services, and Kristin Kucsma, Principal of the Firm Read More

22

Jan

2018

Occupational Assessment Services CLE in East Rutherford NJ Was a Great Success!

Snow and sleet did not keep the attorneys from enjoying the debut presentation of “Building the House of Damages in Cases Between 100K & 300K: Using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner & a Medical Billing Expert.” The CLE was held Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) and Medical Read More

04

Jan

2018

Not Just a Bump on the Head; Evaluating the Employability of a Traumatic Brain Injured Plaintiff

A plaintiff is involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustains a “bump on the head,” resulting in a mild traumatic brain injury.  Many personal injury attorneys are not cognizant of the impact such an incident may have on an individual’s employability and earning capacity. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are Read More

19

Dec

2017

OAS, Inc Booth at Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar was a Huge Success!!

Occupational Assessment Services (OAS) Inc was a Gold Sponsor at Texas Trial Lawyers Association annual meeting & CLE Seminar. The event was held at Eilan Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas where TTLA attendees had an opportunity to “Meet the Expert” at the OAS Booth. Ed Provder, CRC, CLCP, Read More