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Anatomy for Litigators--2010 Supplement

By Samuel D. Hodge, Jr.

  • Softcover
  • 168 pp.
  • ISBN: 0-8318-0866-7
  • Order Code BK40-10
  • $29.00
  • ONLINE: 2010
  • Online
  • 168 pp.
  • $29.00


Examine the body of evidence...Anatomy for Litigators the award winning* ALI-ABA book has a new 2010 Supplement.


*Winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education



This 2010 Supplement to ALI-ABA’s award-winning book Anatomy for Litigators explains:

The Circulatory System and Routes of Drug Administration

Medical issues in Wyeth v. Levine regarding FDA-approved labeling of drugs

Definition of an “IV push” and its significance in litigation

Enzyme that can be detected in the blood when a person has a heart attack

Why failure to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm (“AAA”) is potentially devastating

Important litigation tip when a patient is discharged after undergoing a cardiac catheterization

Diagnostic Imaging of the Low Back: Limitations and Pitfalls

“Slipped disk,” and why it is a frequent source of dispute in a compensation setting

“Myofascial trigger points” and their significance in muscular pain

Why counsel should procure the preaccident health records when a patient complains of low back pain

How two different radiologists could come to two different conclusions after reviewing a diagnostic image of a patient’s low back

Why “discograms” are controversial in a litigation setting

The Anatomy of a Controversy: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Why complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is considered “the most controversial and least understood of all chronic pain problems”

Various biases of experts who diagnose and treat CRPS

Use of laboratory testing for CRPS in the context of clinical history and findings

Why some patients who have CRPS are accused of malingering

How CRPS is handled in a workers’ compensation setting

Review of medical malpractice claims in the context of CRPS

The Anatomy of a Whiplash Injury

Why the diagnosis of whiplash has been controversial for over 50 years

Forces on the body in general and the cervical spine in particular during a motor vehicle accident

How the nonspecific nature of whiplash pain makes a proper diagnosis challenging

Why the term “whiplash” is considered so emotionally charged

Why the use of a neck brace is considered “a powerful symbol of fraud”

The Physician as Expert Witness: The Medical Profession’s Attempts at Self-Regulation

Distinction between information gathered to treat a patient and that which is needed to provide expert testimony in court

Role of medical specialty boards in formulating ethical codes

Use of affirmation statements as a litigation tool

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About the Author

Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. is Professor and Chair, Department of Legal Studies, Temple University. Professor Hodge teaches both law and anatomy. is a professor at Temple University, where he chairs the Department of Legal Studies. He has received multiple teaching honors over the years and has been designated a Temple University Great Teacher and a Master Teacher by the American Academy of Legal Studies. His interactive teaching style has been the subject of stories in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio, and television. He lectures nationally on anatomy and trauma, and his presentations are frequently broadcast to multiple locations. Audiences have included judges, lawyers, physicians, and insurance professionals. He has authored more than 80 articles and trial manuals on medical/legal topics including Defending the Back Injury Claim, A Primer on Diagnostic Imaging, A Litigation Primer on the Knee, and A Proper Analysis of a Hospital Chart Can Reveal Valuable Investigative and Medical Information. Professor Hodge has participated in the production of a number of educational videotapes and audiotapes. Other books include Law and Society, Thermography and Personal Injury Litigation, and The Legal Environment of the New Millennium. He has also co-authored a supplement for Orthopedic Disability and Expert Testimony, and has written chapters on the Direct and Cross-Examination of an Orthopedic Surgeon for the text, Preparing Orthopedic Disability Cases. The author graduated from Temple University Law School in 1974 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar at that time. He obtained a Dean’s Certificate from the Graduate Legal Studies Division of Temple Law School in 1979.


Also contributing to this Supplement...

Jack E. Hubbard, PhD, MD, is Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Hubbard is in private practice with the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and is board certified in both neurology and pain medicine.


Avi J. Cohen is a third year law student at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

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Abbreviated Table of Contents

The Circulatory System And Routes Of Drug Administration
Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Esquire, and Jack E. Hubbard, PhD, MD

Diagnostic Imaging of the Low Back: Limitations and Pitfalls
Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Esquire

The Anatomy Of A Controversy: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Esquire, and Jack E. Hubbard, PhD, MD

The Anatomy Of A Whiplash Injury
Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Esquire, and Jack E. Hubbard, PhD, MD

The Physician As Expert Witness: The Medical Profession’s Attempts at Self-Regulation
Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Esquire, and Avi J. Cohen

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