Damages and Lifecare Planning Think Tank: Analyzing Claims and Legal Challenges Surrounding Optimal Management of High-Exposure Claims

November 18, 2021 1:15pm

Erick M. Elder
Professor of Economics
University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Thomas Geroulo
Bardsley, Benedict and Cholden, LLP (Scranton, PA)

Robert Shavelle, PhD, FAACPDM
Technical Director
Life Expectancy Project (San Francisco, CA)


John Moore
Assistant Vice President, Claims
The Doctors Company (Napa, CA)

  • Understanding how the complexion of damages for life care claims has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Forecasting economic damages from 2020 in light of the economic slowdown because of the pandemic
    • Analyzing novel theories in damages
  • Case studies on the future of the collateral source rule
  • Developing best practices for selecting an expert damages witness,
  • Examining new motions strategies and methods for presenting defense damages narrative to the jury
  • Analyzing the big-ticket damages items stated by a plaintiff, and defense strategies to counter this
  • Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on life expectancy