LIFE CARE PLANNING
I am a Certified Life Care Planner. Please contact me for details if you wish to retain my services in this area. You may visit the ICHCC website to learn about Life Care Planning.
Nursing home litigation
As a result of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Congress passed the Nursing Home Quality Reform Act. As a result of OBRA, there is an increased awareness of negligence occurring in nursing homes. I would request the nursing home records in order to inspect them carefully for noncompliance with OBRA as well as any other general malpractice.
Medical and Nursing Malpractice
I am uniquely qualified to speak to these issues due to my extensive and current clinical experience. I know what to look for in the medical record. I know what is missing from the medical record and I am very familiar with the Standards of Care. From admission to discharge, I can determine what indeed transpired in the course of treatment. I examine each and every document presented and request missing documents be obtained.
I can prepare the defense attorney by advising about the plausibility of the injuries being a direct result of the event at issue. I will also evaluate the possibility of any pre-existing conditions that may be relevant. I will also evaluate whether or not the plaintiff's request for ongoing treatment and /or rehabilitation are reasonable. For the plaintiff attorney, I will perform the screening evaluation and test the validity of the accident causing the injuries claimed, the sincerity of the plaintiff's attempts to remedy the injuries by seeking correct and consistent treatment, and outline current and future disabilities which may arise from the injury. After the summary and analysis the case will be either accepted or rejected by the attorney based on the LNC's analysis and evaluation.
These cases include nonprofessional negligence, premises liability, auto accident, aviation, liquor liability, railroad, maritime, water accident, and sports injury cases.
Medical device/drug related cases, and non-medical device cases.
I can assist the attorney in reviewing the reports about the work-related injury and
putting these into language that a non-medical person can understand. Examples include:
- Equipment and machinery-related injuries
- Cumulative trauma disorders
- Objects striking workers
- Back injuries
- Automobile accidents
These cases involve alleged damages or injuries caused by release of toxins
or chemicals into the environment. Examples include:
- Electromagnetic fields
- Radiation Contamination
- Hazardous chemicals in a workplace
- Waste management disposal
- Secondary smoke exposure
- Sick building syndrome
- Lead poisoning
- Oil spills
- Intoxication in DWI or DUI cases
- Sexual and physical assault cases
- Child, spouse or elderly abuse
- Criminal cases against individual providers and Facilities
- Criminal environmental cases
- Any case involving a victim of a violent crime
- Psychiatric defenses and psychiatric issues
- Excessive use of force by police cases