Medical Malpractice 2014


Friday, May 2, 2014
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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Program Co-Chairs:
Michael S. Berger, Esq.
Andres & Berger, P.C.
Haddonfield, NJ

E. Drew Britcher, Esq.
Britcher, Leone & Roth, LLC
Glen Rock, NJ

Patricia M. Giordano, Esq.
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter
Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq.
Goldsmith, Ctorides & Rodriguez, LLP
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

7:30 am - 9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Intro & Welcome by Co-Chairs

9:15 am - 9:30 am
How to Implement McKenney During the Course of Trial
Michael S. Berger, Esq. • Haddonfield, NJ

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Federal Tort Claims Act – Medical Malpractice Suits
Patricia M. Giordano, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
9:45 am - 10:00 am
I’m Sorry Legislation/Applegrad
Cynthia A. Walters, Esq. • Short Hills, NJ
10:00 am - 10:15 am
The Ethics of Protecting Your Client’s Money
Kristen L. Behrens, Esq. • Moorestown, NJ
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Scafidi after Flood
Abbott S. Brown, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Substantial Factor Issue:
Koseoglu v. Wry
McLean v. Liberty Health System, 430 N.J. Super. 156 (App. Div. 2013)
Dennis A. Drazin, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Nicholas v. Mynster
Dennis M. Donnelly, Esq. • Chatham, NJ
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Monitoring for Complications in Total Knee Replacement (TKR)
Cary Skolnick, MD, FAAOS CIME • Manalapan, NJ
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Hospital Liability with Changing Corporate Structure
Thomas Bojko, MD, MS, JD, FCLM • Freehold, NJ
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Working with Great Lawyers
Hon. James Hely, JSC • Union County
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Newest and Latest Tools for Medical Research
Jennifer Graney, RN, BSN, CLNC • Easton, PA
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
“Never Event” at Trial: Can We Use Them?
Jennifer Emmons, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ  
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Using Neurophysiological Monitoring to Prove Deviation of Care in Your Spine Surgery Case
Lee S. Goldsmith, Esq. • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
The Best Tech Money Can Buy
James DeCrescenzo • Philadelphia, PA
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tech on a Budget: Timeline 3D for iPad and More!
Saul G. Gruber, Esq. • Mount Laurel, NJ
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Ethics of Dealing with the Unethical Adversary
To Be Determined
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Lawyers Assistance Program
William John Kane, Esq. • New Brunswick, NJ
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Effects of New Jersey Medical School Merger on Doing Tort Claim Notice
Eric D. Dakhari, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
The Ethics of Lien Resolution
Brett Newman • West Nyack, NY

ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2014 features 25 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2014 you will receive the Member registration fee ($200 less than the non-member rate) and as a part of this special offer you will receive an additional $100 off of the registration fee. Join NJAJ.

MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 5.70 Credits/Earn 1.2 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 5.50 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 4.50 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 5.70 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 1.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 4.50 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 25, 2014.
Each registrant will receive a CD-ROM containing the course material onsite.

Onsite/Door Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Friday, April 25th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or an on-demand seminar at


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