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How to Maximize Damages Through the Use of Experts in Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases

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Produced on June 06, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Health Care

Course Description

Every nursing home neglect and abuse case requires competent expert opinions. In addition to explaining the facts of a case to a layperson, these experts can be used to tell your client’s story in very effective ways. Major considerations in selecting experts include:

  • Determining which experts are best to use in a specific case
  • Identifying the ways in which an expert or experts can make the difference in the following:
    • Providing examples during cross-examination on standard of care
    • Effectively conveying the truth about a defendant’s negligence or malfeasance
    • Effectively communicating your client’s suffering

Join attorney Michael Brusca of Stark and Stark for this enlightening and effective program geared to assist attorneys in selecting the best experts possible for nursing home negligence and abuse cases.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand which experts are a necessity
  2. Approach experts properly to derive the desired effect from their opinions
  3. Identify defenses
  4. Prepare your experts to undermine defenses

Credit Information

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Michael A. Brusca

Davis & Brusca

Since 2009, Michael has focused the majority of his practice on representing vulnerable people and their families when there is abuse or neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and hospitals.

Michael knows how to go to trial when necessary. He was lead counsel on the Estate of Mary Dwyer v. Harborview, the largest nursing home verdict in the state of New Jersey – a $13.2 million dollar verdict in Hudson County. He received great training serving as an Air Force Judge Advocate, where he tried many cases all over the world in the United States, Japan, Qatar, and Kuwait.

As a specialist, he regularly lectures around the country and teaches other lawyers how to prosecute these claims. He’s been published many times, including in the New Jersey Law Journal and the national attorney magazine Trial.

Having lost his own family members in institutions, Michael has a certain level of understanding with all of his clients. He knows first hand what it’s like to see someone you care about struggling, and brings a specific passion to his work.


Janice M.

Really informative and spoke in a manner that is easy to follow and interesting above most other presenters, so i would give him a five.

Nicholas R.

Good job by presenter

Richard S.

One of the best CLE's I've seen this year.

Robert W.

Perhaps one of the best I have seen since CLE requirements went into effect. EXCELLENT PRESENTATION.

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Jamey B.

Great information. Thank you.

Thomas C.

Excellent presenter.

Nyoaka G.

Oh no!! This has never been a passion of mine, but now I hope I have the ability to help make necessary changes within our elderly population.

Winifred C.

I work with nurses and they are an invaluable asset in litigation. Appreciate his knowledge of their practice approach and its application to successful litigation.

Andrew A.

very captivating presentation

Ruth G.

My absolute favorite presenter! What a litigator! Very inspiring. Everything is very clearly presented, with elegance and passion.

Claire R.

Made a difficult subject interesting.

Michael A.

The presenter gave me a lot of things to consider in these types of cases I never even thought about before.

Patrick G.

Great class

Mary B T.

Knowledgeable. This will be useful to me.

Christopher C.

This was an outstanding presentation! Thank you for such a wonderful overview of nursing home litigation from a plaintiff attorney's perspective.

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