Litigating Cases When Your Client Suffers From Alzheimer's or Dementia

(659 Ratings)

Produced on: March 24, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by

Categories:

Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

As our population ages, the number of people in America suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia is staggering – by 2050 the CDC projects that 14 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer’s alone. Litigating cases where clients cannot tell their story presents various challenges and opportunities. Understanding how to handle these issues, and in many cases make this issue a strength, is critical to properly representing the elderly suffering from cognitive impairment. In this course, attorney Michael Brusca discusses best practices for handling these nuanced cases.  

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.     Identify these diseases and how they manifest

II.    Recognize the common challenges in working with clients suffering from such ailments

III.   Understand how to frame your strongest issues

IV.   Discuss common scenarios in these cases and best practices to approach them

 

Faculty

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.


Reviews

BB
Bonnie B.

Great speaker, helpful content.

RF
Rachel F.

Excellent presenter!

RH
Ronna H.

Very informative from an experienced speaker who recognizes advantages others might overlook.

JG
John G.

surprisingly good

LG
Lorraine G.

He is a very informative and interesting speaker. Please keep having new programs with him as the lecturer.

LB
Lin B.

Good speaker

CC
Cheryl C.

Excellent program

RG
Ruth G.

This man is hands down the best presenter on Lawline. He is inspiring.

DN
Daniel N.

The subject matter of this program did not interest me at all. However, the presentation was so good that I ended up listening intently and am glad I did.

DG
Danielle G.

Excellent presentation, very informative.

WS
William L S.

Great lecturer. Very easy to follow. Great insights.

BC
Bryant C.

Excellent presentation with some extremely useful information.

DC
Deborah C.

Excellent speaker; excellent course.

BA
benjamin a.

he was very good, and came across that he believed in what he did

JC
JC C.

One of the best presentations I have ever seen on any topic.

TR
Tracy R.

Excellent lecture.

EC
Ellen C.

Very clear and practical

GH
Grace H.

excellent presentation

SL
Sean L.

Very informative. Well presented.

AB
Andrea B.

I enjoyed the presenter's style of communication.

VJ
Virginia J.

Wonderful presentation. Admirable presenter.

TD
Tracy D.

I am so happy I took this course.

JM
Joseph M.

He is a great presenter. He is also funny, and may not know it.

SS
Steve S.

Very informative

SB
Steven B.

Very good presentation.

AB
Annette B.

Excellent presentation.

JH
Jordan H.

This was a very excellent high-quality​ presentation.

SS
sara s.

very basic good for those that have no familiarity with the topic

JS
John S.

Engaging

RC
Richard C.

All of Mike's courses are excellent. He knows his material and is a terrific speaker.

JC
Jacqueline C.

I am going to make my sister listen to this....it was so very good

MR
Michael R.

Expanded my understanding of area of responsibility of care for client

JC
james c.

Good speaker

JA
Justin A.

Great speaker and program.

MB
Marc B.

speaker spoke clearly and energetic to keep our attention

RS
Rodney S.

Learned a lot.

MF
michael f.

very well put together presentation. I liked the tone, the knowledge and the presenter's compassion. Michael C Forth

AA
Angela A.

Very interesting, informative and useful presentation.

KM
Kim M.

Wonderful and informative presentation. Speaker was great!

CS
Christopher S.

Knowledgeable speaker

KM
Kimberly M.

I thought this was a terrific primer on this area of litigation with some very helpful, practical tips and clear lines of questioning to follow up

CF
Candace F.

Excellent presentation. I really enjoyed this speaker!

CR
Chauvron S. R.

Very well done!

WG
William John G.

Wonderful presentation, one of best ever on Lawline. We need more JAGs teaching!

AS
anne S.

Excellent program. Highly relevant and practical information. Well done.

LS
Larry J. S.

great

PE
Paul E.

Another great one!

PR
Patricia R.

I liked this presenter!

PM
Pamela M.

very interesting topic and great presentation

Load More

$59

$ 59 Litigation, Health Care Law, and Public Interest Law In Stock

Accreditation

Get Unlimited Access to Lawline Courses

Unlimited CLE Subscription gives you access to take almost any course from our catalog and earn as much CLE credit as you need.