Anatomy For Lawyers
A Medical-Legal Guide for Presenting or Defending Musculoskeletal Injuries
Samuel D. Hodge, Jr.
Sam Hodge teaches anatomy and the law with boundless enthusiasm. He is a skilled litigator who has taught medical topics for more than 25 years.
are the largest category
of workplace injuries and
account for the majority of
personal injury claims.
Knowing the real mechanism
of a back, shoulder or knee
injury or what is and is not
trauma related is crucial to
your success as an advocate.
In plain-English, and with a sharp
focus on the challenges you
face, Sam Hodge will keep
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you in stitches as he explains the nuances of the spine and upper and lower extremities is an easy to understand manner that will allow you to better evaluate or defend your case.
This entertaining and valuable journey will take you inside the human body through videos,
illustrations and animations as you learn the parts of the body that are most susceptible to injury
and those that are not. Professor Hodge, will explain how diagnosis are made and the
particulars of medical tests and surgical procedure from the unique perspective of a very
successful litigator and teacher.
Learn how injuries to the spine, knee and shoulder really occur.
Learn about muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
Find out the real difference between a sprain and a strain.
Become comfortable with the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.
Find out how x-rays, Ct-scans and MRIs work as you read actual films.
Experience what few attorneys have ever done by going into the anatomy lab and operating room to see what the body really looks like and how operations are performed.
Program Agenda & Detail
6 Hours Including 1 Ethics
[Part I: 60 Minutes]
Ethics in Medicine and the Law
Explore a variety of medical problems as you discuss the ethical issues involved with medical records and the doctor/patient relationship.
[Part II: 30 Minutes]
Basics of the Musculoskeletal System: Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissue
Discover the parts of the skeletal and muscular systems as you learn the purpose of bone,
the function of a joint and the differences among muscles, ligament and tendons.
15 Minute Break
[Part III: 90 Minutes]
Basics of the Musculoskeletal System: Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissue (Cont'd)
Continue your journey through the human body as you learn the real difference between
a sprain and a strain and explore the most common diagnostic studies as you discover
how to read x-rays, CT Scans and MRIs.
[Part IV: 90 Minutes]
The Spine, Nerve Roots and Soft Tissues
The spine is the most common areas injured but trauma to the back is often misunderstood. As you learn the parts of the spine, you will discover the mechanism of injury and what parts of the spine are injured and those that are not. After you learn the soft tissues, purpose of the nerve roots and the various disk abnormalities, you will go into the operating room to learn the real difference among the most common back surgeries. This knowledge will let you better understand the proper value of a back surgery case.
15 Minute Break
[Part V: 90 Minutes]
The Upper and Lower Extremities
Explore the anatomy of the shoulder, hand, and knee. Learn why a shoulder injury keeps
people out of work the longest and what part of the rotator cuff in most injured. While the
hand consists of 27 bones, you will be able to identify these structures and learn the medical jargon a doctor uses to describe an injury to these bones. The program will end with an examination of the knee as you discover that injuries to the ligaments are usually opposite of where the impact takes place.
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.