Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues I bring are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice along with more family time. 

"Lawyers Won’t Work With Me Because”

1.  I won’t send them cases

2.  I won’t give kick-backs

3.  I don’t take them to breakfast-lunch-dinner

4.  I am a chiropractor

5.  I am not a neurosurgeon, orthopedist or neurologist

6.  The MRI is negative

7.  My documentation is not typed

8.  My documentation is confusing, deficient, poorly organized, not consistent with the accident…SUCKS

9.  I do not correlate causality-bodily injury –persistent functional loss clearly in my documentation

10.  My credentials (or lack thereof) prevent them from using me in court

11. I cannot interpret MRI and explain it simply to a jury

12. They get bad feedback from their clients about their experience in my office

13. They do not know I exist

14. They do not understand the difference between settlement and verdict preparation with today’s insurance 

15. Their practices are “upside down” because I haven’t educated them about document preparation

16. They do not have my CV and have no access to the constant changes in my CV

17.  I make no changes in my CV to upgrade my “courtroom sexiness”

18. The lawyers do not understand the research

19. I don’t fully understand the research and can’t explain it simply and succinctly to the lawyer, who in turn fears me going on the witness stand

20. I don’t have a team on medical specialists working under me

21. I am invisible to the lawyers (different from #11)

22. When they met me, I was not dressed for success and left them a poor “first impression”

23. They do not understand the 4 quadrants of settlement and how you are central in fulfilling those requirements

24. They have read many negative IME’s about you and will not work with you because your reputation as an expert has been destroyed

25. You have never properly rebutted a negative IME leaving you a negative reputation

Whose fault is it and where can you do better?



Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 

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