As the Operations Director of NWME, I have seen some fantastic saves. Being a former litigation paralegal and a client of IME vendors, I know very well that medico-legal evaluations require specific handling. With 20+ years’ experience as a litigation paralegal in Idaho, Washington, and Ohio, combined with my 11+ years’ experience as NWME’s Operations Director, I have come across a variety of fact patterns and situations.
NWME specializes in facilitating medico-legal evaluations, and we have been supporting attorneys and casualty adjusters in the Pacific Northwest since we opened our doors back in February 2008. By managing over 12,000 medico-legal requests, NWME has developed proprietary processes and have in place performance standards to give our clients an exceptional customer service and litigation support experience.

Susan Poulsen
Susan Poulsen
Operations Director
Litigation Paralegal

866.276.0505 x1212

Forensic Medical Expert Series

CLE Credits Available 

Lunch & Learn: Cervical and Lumbar Strains

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
via Zoom 

1 WSBA CLE credit

Neck and back injuries are some of the most commonly seen in independent medical examinations. However, it can be difficult to discern when the diagnosis is a sprain or strain, which are soft tissue injuries, and when it is something more severe. The objective of this presentation is to provide a better understanding of how to differentiate between soft tissue neck and back injuries and other, more significant, injuries which may require surgical intervention.

Presented by Dr. Chihua Lee, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Lunch and Learn: Everything A Lawyer Needs to Know About the Shoulder

Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
via Zoom

1 WSBA CLE credit

This presentation will review shoulder anatomy as well as shoulder injuries and shoulder pathology. Dr. Jurek will go over cases to highlight key points and will talk about the standard of care as it relates to the treatment of certain shoulder injuries.

Presented By Dr. Sara Jurek , MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Lunch and Learn: Does Minor Trauma Cause Low Back Illness?

Wednesday, July 13th 2022
via Zoom

1 WSBA CLE Credit

This lecture will emphasize three important concepts in evaluating lumbar spine injury and disease. Understanding the science, when, and when not to apply it in evaluating a causal relationship after an inciting event. This knowledge is valuable to both defense and plaintiff attorneys when advocating for their client.

Presented by Dr. Kraemer, MD, Neurosurgeon