Christopher R. Brigham, MD is a leading international expert on human potential, impairment, and disability assessment and management. He is committed to working with others in the application of evidence-based medicine and best practices to the workers’ compensation, personal injury, automobile casualty, and disability arenas to promote function and avoid needless disability.
Dr. Brigham is the Senior Contributing Editor for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, and was a contributor/author for the musculoskeletal chapters. For the Fifth Edition, he served on the Advisory Committee and as a contributor. He is the Editor of the AMA publications The Guides Newsletter and The Guides Casebook. He was co-author of the text Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers Compensation, Third Edition, has written over two hundred peer-reviewed articles on impairment and disability evaluation and other texts, chaired the Medical Advisory Board for the Medical Disability Advisor, Fourth Edition, is featured in several video, audio, and web-based productions in the medicolegal field and has trained thousands of physicians, attorneys, claims professionals, and fact-finders throughout the United States and internationally. He is an experienced, dynamic professional speaker.
Chris Brigham talks about the sixth edition of the AMA Guides Impairment and whether it is a valid measure of disability ratings in the workers’ compensation setting.
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