Academy of Chiropractic’s Doctors PI Program

Narratives #70

From the Desk of :
Mark Studin DC, FASBE (C), DAAPM, DAAMLP

“Duties Under Duress & Loss of Enjoyment of Life Explained”

TO LAWYERS IN THE NARRATIVE


Too many lawyers do not understand “duties under duress” and “loss of enjoyment of life.” In fact, most lawyers do not care about Colossus and an overwhelming percentage do not even believe it is real. However, putting their beliefs aside, when arguing a case in trial or negotiating settlement, most lawyers don’t understand the difference between the two. Therefore, I am amending the narrative report recommendations to add an explanation for each.


In the conclusion, when you list both sections and then the 5 sections after each: Work, Domestic, Outside Household, Social and Education you need to have the following explanation first:


Functional Losses or Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Definition: That, which can no longer be done after a reasonable course of care has concluded. 



Duties Under Duress

Definition: That, which can be done, but to a lesser degree due to pain and will persist indefinitely after care has been concluded.