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2019 MAJ Convention Workers' Compensation Track: Commissioners' Update Panel

Published by Maryland Association for Justice


A panel of experts provide all you need to know about occupational disease cases. This two-part panel discussion will address the nitty gritty of these cases, using carpal tunnel syndrome as an example.

How to Try an Occupational Disease Case: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Learn to fine tune your next occupational disease case. Drs. Franchetti and Dunn will provide in-depth medical opinion and discussion on presenting a carpal tunnel case. Commissioner Metz will give his perspective from the bench.

Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Case
For the second part of this panel, Commissioner Forrester, plaintiff attorney James MacAlister, and defense attorney Robert Erlandson provide their unique perspectives on the appeal process. Learn how to preserve the record for appeal and other need-to-know details when appealing worker’s compensation cases.

Dayna L. Kipnis
Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A.
Jonathan Dunn, MD
Multi-Specialty HealthCare
Robert C. Erlandson
Erlandson, Vernon & Daney, LLC
James R. Forrester
Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission
Dr. Michael A. Franchetti
Premier Orthopedics, PA
James K. MacAlister
Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, PA,
Howard L. Metz
Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission

Originally Published

April 26, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Workers' Compensation Handouts
  • Workers' Compensation Track: Commissioners' Update Panel

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


This program has not been submitted for credit in any jurisdiction.

Registrants will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in various jurisdictions.

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