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Effective Deposition Strategies in Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice Cases

SKU: PER1500
Total Credits
1 - 1.2
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Taking a deposition in nursing home care cases is an essential component in building a case. Understanding what a deposition can and should achieve as well as strategically evaluating who to depose and how can be a game-changer.

This comprehensive CLE course will offer a detailed list of who should be deposed, what questions to ask, how to frame the questions and what prior information you need before you begin. The course will explain the most effective preparation for depositions, and how to establish credibility. The course will also offer tips and techniques to get the testimonies and admissions that are critical to a successful prosecution.

Lecturer Bio

Cari F. Silverman, Esq.

Cari F. Silverman joined Levin & Perconti in October 2011 before being admitted into the Illinois State Bar in November 2011. As an associate attorney, Cari works on many types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, car and trucking accident, and product and premises liability matters. In September 2014, Cari was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's list of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" for 2014. To view Cari's profile, click here.

Prior to becoming an associate, Cari was a clerk at Levin & Perconti in the Summer 2010. Since she joined the firm as an attorney, she has played an important role in a number of significant victories for clients. In 2012, Cari obtained a $592,000 medical malpractice verdict while sitting second chair in her first jury trial. Cari's notable settlements include:

  • $6 million medical negligence settlement
  • $4.75 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $3.5 million birth injury settlement
  • $1.4 million nursing home pressure sore settlement
  • $1 million medical malpractice settlement
  • $825,000 nursing home neglect settlement
  • $750,000 nursing home pressure sore settlement
  • $625,000 nursing home neglect settlement
  • $575,000 nursing home negligence settlement

Cari earned her law degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2011. While in law school, Cari served as a Judicial Clerk to Associate Judge Brian McPheters of the Sixth Judicial District Champaign County. She also served as a Staff Writer for the Illinois Business Law Journal, an Ambassador for the College of Law and President of the Jewish Law Society.

Cari attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree with High Honors in 2008. During her tenure at the University Cari received membership to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and was named to the Dean’s List.

Cari graduated from Highland Park High School in 2004. During high school she was active in varsity athletics and participated in Model United Nations. Now Cari lives in Chicago and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.

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