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.
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
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.
This was really interesting.
Great speaker, helpful content.
Very informative from an experienced speaker who recognizes advantages others might overlook.
He is a very informative and interesting speaker. Please keep having new programs with him as the lecturer.
This man is hands down the best presenter on Lawline. He is inspiring.
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.
Excellent presentation, very informative.
Great lecturer. Very easy to follow. Great insights.
Excellent presentation with some extremely useful information.
Excellent speaker; excellent course.
he was very good, and came across that he believed in what he did
One of the best presentations I have ever seen on any topic.
Very clear and practical
Very informative. Well presented.
I enjoyed the presenter's style of communication.
Wonderful presentation. Admirable presenter.
I am so happy I took this course.
He is a great presenter. He is also funny, and may not know it.
Very good presentation.
This was a very excellent high-quality presentation.
very basic good for those that have no familiarity with the topic
All of Mike's courses are excellent. He knows his material and is a terrific speaker.
I am going to make my sister listen to this....it was so very good
Expanded my understanding of area of responsibility of care for client
Great speaker and program.
speaker spoke clearly and energetic to keep our attention
Learned a lot.
very well put together presentation. I liked the tone, the knowledge and the presenter's compassion. Michael C Forth
Very interesting, informative and useful presentation.
Wonderful and informative presentation. Speaker was great!
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
Excellent presentation. I really enjoyed this speaker!
Very well done!
Wonderful presentation, one of best ever on Lawline. We need more JAGs teaching!
Excellent program. Highly relevant and practical information. Well done.
Another great one!
I liked this presenter!
very interesting topic and great presentation