SIMI Media together with SHA Inc have partnered together to host the Life Expectancy Symposium – Personal Injury Claims: The Big Questions. The symposium brings under one roof international and local practitioners in personal injury litigation, doctors, therapists and other health professionals, statisticians, actuaries, case managers, and relevant government officials.
The importance of life expectancy projections cannot be over-emphasised. The final award values for personal injury claims are largely dependent on the projected life expectancy of the injured or compromised claimant.
Unique to this symposium is the global perspective it takes while keeping a strong local bias in addressing related challenges in the area of personal injury in general and medical malpractice in particular. The keynote speaker is Dr Scott J. Kush, a world renowned medical statistician specialising in the area of life expectancy as it relates to personal injury litigation.
Topic highlights include:
- The body of knowledge and research necessary to make intelligent life expectancy projections that track the evolution in the lives of persons who suffer specific neurological and other dieseases
- Life expectancy considerations in conducting and documenting patient assessments
- Global perspectives and similar experiences in countries such as the US, Australia, UK and Japan