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2024 Metairie Seminar
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
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Metairie Spring  Seminar

April 24, 2024


Join Ivana, Dianna and Cara at Porter & Luke on Metairie Road, Wednesday, April 24th for the Metairie Spring Seminar beginning at 11:00 am.

Ivana Dillas with Blue Williams will cover applications of gross negligence for cases arising during the executive order pertaining to COVID-19. The executive order was in place from March 2020  March 2022. Gross negligence or willful misconduct is a heightened standard that has been applied to civil liability cases (not just med mal) against healthcare providers during the course and scope of their employment for personal or property injury, but there are exceptions to the rule, i.e. Sebble, and affirmative defenses that must be plead before the immunity provision can be applied.

Dianna Duffy Willem with Hebbler & Giordano, will discuss legislation addressing transportation networking company insurance coverage requirements and other related issues. 

Cara Scheibling, President Avalon Health Economics will cover Five Strategies to Better Manage Medical Costs and Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases #1 Calculate Fair & Reasonable Value: Past #2 Calculate Fair & Reasonable Value: Future #3 Medical Review & Medical Necessity #4 Pre-Existing Conditions & Life Expectancy #5 Earnings, work-life expectancy, & hedonic damages.

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Cost - $50 member; Non-Member $65 — Agenda






11:00 am – 11:15 am 





11:15 am – 11:45 am

Ride-sharing. Are you covered?

Dianna Duffy Willem

Hebbler & Giordano, L.L.C.



11:45 am – 12:15pm


Updates from the Sebble Case and Gross Negligence Exceptions Arising During the Executive Order 


Ivana Dillas, Blue Williams



12:15 pm – 12:45 pm





12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Five Strategies to Better Manage Medical Costs and Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases


Cara Scheibling, Avalon Health Economics





A 50% refund will be given up to the week before the event. No refunds will be given during the week of the event.

Contact: Kimberly Zibilich - [email protected] - (504) 208-5510