Scholarly Works

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

 

A comprehensive Medico-Legal Review Article of the Neuropathic Condition, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; including, terminology, epidemiology, incidence, risk factors, inciting events, diagnosis, treatment, “spread”, recurrence, IASP clinical diagnostic criteria, diagnostic testing, determination of medical impairment, emerging neuroscience and prospects for neurodiagnostics to expedite diagnosis and treatment., Co-author, “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – A Medico-Legal Review”*, State Bar of Georgia, Workers’ Compensation Section Newsletter, pp. 30-72, Summer 2015

 

A primer for attorney members of the “AAJ” throughout America on the essentials of diagnosis and treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, co-author, “The Medico-Legal Essentials of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)”*, American Association for Justice, 2015

 

Presenter: SBWC Seminar. “A Solution to the MSA Problem – The Cooperative Prospective MSA Algorithm”*, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Ga., 2012

 

Presenter: “A Solution to the MSA Problem – The Cooperative Prospective MSA Algorithm”, Georgia Legal Foundation, Inc., 2012

 

Presenter, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association/Workers’ Compensation Claimant Law Section, 2012

 

“Whither the “WC-205″ Process”, State Bar of Georgia, Workers’ Compensation Law Section Newsletter, pp. 4-8, Summer/Fall 2009

 

“The Teacher’s Edition of the Calculus Textbook – Discovery and Use of the Insurer’s Electronic Claim File”*, Annual GTLA/WCCL Advanced Worker’s Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 12/13/2007

 

“Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003” MediPro Seminars/University of Fla., Atlanta, 01/22/2005
Co-Author/Presenter, Beverly G. Manley, “Workers’ Compensation Social Security Offset & Medicare Issues in Claims” 2004 South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Annual Seminar, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/26/2004

 

Co-Authors/Presenters, “Medicare Set-Asides in Workers’ Compensation Settlements” 2004 Annual Education Seminar, Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Beverly G. Manley, Gregory T. Presmanes and Kayla Weekley, St. Simon’s Island, Ga., 08/24/2004

 

“Medicare & Workers’ Compensation: The Legal Framework, Medicare Set-Asides in Workers’ Compensation Settlements”. Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, 04/22/2004

 

“Recognizing Management’s Long Term Strategy for Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation System” Annual GTLA/WCCL Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 12/09/2003

 

“What is the Latest on Medicare Set-Asides?” 2003 Annual Education Seminar, Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta, 08/24/2003

 

“Obtaining and Defending a Catastrophic Designation” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, 03/20/2002

 

“”The Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Review Commission” WCCL For Your Eyes Only VII, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 12/10/2002”

 

“Civil Fines and a Potpourri of Other Litigation Issues” GTLA/WCCL Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 12/12/2001

 

“The 104 Strategy” GTLA/WCCL Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 11/28/2001

 

“National Overview of Workers’ Compensation Trends”, Workers’ Compensation Law Institute. St. Simon’s Island, Ga. Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 10/05/2000

 

“How to Maximize Settlement of a Workers’ Compensation Claim” GTLA/WCCL Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 12/10/1999

 

“Legal Remedies for Failure/Refusal to Approve Medical Treatment by Authorized Treating Physicians” GTLA/WCCL Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 12/07/1996

 

“Managed Care Organizations in Workers’ Compensation” GTLA/WCCL Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 12/09/1995

 

“Terminated for a Cause Unrelated to the Claimant’s Work Injury – How to Shift the Aden’s Burden.” GTLA/WCCL Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, 12/10/1994

 

“Ins and Outs of the 34-9-207 Release – A Look into the Future of Workers’ Compensation. Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Atlanta, 12/04/1993

 

“The Effective Use of Discovery: Dare to be Bold (And More)” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, 11/17/1990

 

“Discovery” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, 12/10/1988

 

Wrongful Termination” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, 09/19/1988

 

“Change in Condition vs. New Accident” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 11/06/1987

 

“Correlation of Workers’ Compensation Benefits with Other Benefits and Third Party Claims”, Workers’ Compensation for the General Practitioner. Atlanta. Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 04/03/1987

 

“Correct Determination of Average Weekly Wage: The Aftermath of Masterpiece Finishing Co. v Callahan”. Workers’ Compensation Law Institute. St. Simon’s Island, Ga. Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 10/09/1986

 

Co-Authored, “Friend of Court” briefs in several significant decisions affecting Workers’ Compensation Law in Georgia

 

*Copies of these select articles are available in pdf; copies of other articles are available upon request.

Notable Published Appellate Decisions:

Masterpiece Finishing Co. v. Callahan, 180 Ga. App. 216, 348 SE2d 586, 1986 Ga. App. Lexis 2094

 

Horizon Industries v. Carter, 188 Ga. App. 194, 372 SE2d301, 1988 Ga. App. LEXIS 910

 

Goswick v. Murray County Bd of Education, 281 Ga. App. 442, 636 SE2d 133, 2006 Ga, App. LEXIS 1122

 

Caremore v. Hollis, 283 Ga. App. 681,462 SE2d 375, 2007 Ga. App. LEXIS173

 

Maloney v. Gordon county Farms, 265 Ga. 825, 462 Se2d 606, 1995 LEXIS 857

 

Barker v. Cobb County School Dist., 271 Ga. 35, 518 SE2d 126, 1999 LEXIS 370

 

Padgett v. Waffle House, Inc., 269 Ga. 105,498 SE2d 499, 1998 LEXIS 268

 

 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

01/10/2000 Appointed by Governor Roy Barnes to co-chair the Medical Committee of the Governor’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Commission which resulted in:
the amendment of OCGA 34-9-201 to expand the “panel of physicians” from four to six; the amendment of OCGA 34-9-108 to provide for the first time a method to recover litigation expenses;
the amendment of OCGA 34-9-203 to create a self-activating graduated penalty process for failure to pay provider bills timely;
and substantially revised the “WC-205 process” and rewrote Board Rule 205 to require response within five business days to providers’ written request for advance authorization of medical care.

 

10/09/2001 Appointed by Governor Roy Barnes to the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Review Commission and to the data/statistics subcommittee which identified, gathered and analyzed data in order to perform the first ever in-depth analysis of Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation system. The widely acclaimed report was reprinted in the Univ. of Georgia Law Review and cited as authoritative in Davis v Carter Mechanical, Inc. 272 Ga. App. 773, 612 SE2d 879, 2005 Ga. App. LEXIS 334.

 

Lead attorney in Cordell v Collins & Aikman/Travelers’ Insurance Co., the first workers’ compensation case in Georgia history in which The Medical Association of Georgia joined to submit an amicus curiae brief to expose the use of managed care utilization review devices in Georgia’s “traditional panel of physicians” medical care delivery model.