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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 12+ 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 2022

CLE Credits Available 



Lunch & Learn: Degenerative Shoulder Conditions in Relationship to Motor Vehicle Accidents

Presented by Dr. Michael Battaglia II, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon


This program is designed for attorneys to better understand some of the common degenerative conditions that are present in the shoulder, their incidence, and how these impact findings and MRI studies, etc. after an automobile accident. Treatment options will be discussed as well.

Lunch & Learn: Cervical and Lumbar Strains

Presented by Dr. Chihua Lee, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

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.

Lunch and Learn: Everything A Lawyer Needs to Know About the Shoulder
Presented By Dr. Sara Jurek , MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

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.

Lunch and Learn: Does Minor Trauma Cause Low Back Illness?
Presented by Dr. Kraemer, MD, Neurosurgeon

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.


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