LegalWise Seminar

Date:   Wednesday 25 July 2012

Time:   2.00pm – 5.15pm

Venue:  Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane           

Spend an afternoon working through case studies with medical and legal practitioners experienced in the finer points of asbestos litigation and gain a better appreciation of the medicine relating to each and the differences and the impact on liability, evidentiary issues and quantifying damages for Divisible and Indivisible diseases.

Chair and provide commentary: Judge M J Finnane RFD QC, District Court of NSW

Session 1

Preparing and Running a Case Where the Plaintiff has a Divisible Disease

ü  Injury- when sustained

ü  Pleural Plaques and pain

ü  Exposure period- what disease sustained?

ü  Use of apportionment guide or otherwise

ü  Observations on the medicine

Presented by:

Ross Stenson, Barrister and Mediator; &

Dr David McEvoy, Thoracic Physician, Mater Medical Clinic, Member of the Medical Advisory Panel (Thoracic) for Q-COMP

Session 2

Preparing and Running a Case Where the Plaintiff has a Latent Disease

ü  Leading causation decisions

ü  The Meaning of an ‘injury’ within the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme by reference to:

ü  Compensation and damages

ü  When it is sustained

ü  Observations on the medicine of divisible/indivisible diseases and sustaining an “injury”.

Presented by:

David Cormack, Barrister, Queensland Bar;  &

Dr David McEvoy, Thoracic Physician, Mater Medical Clinic, Member of the Medical Advisory Panel (Thoracic) for Q-COMP

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