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Elderly - Geriatrics - Aging - Caregiving Expert Witnesses

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Kirsten Turkington, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CNLCP, AFN-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Life Care Planner
PO Box 25626
Scottsdale AZ 85255
USA
phone: 877-677-7744
fax: 877-677-7744
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Kirsten Turkington, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CNLCP, AFN-BC is a highly experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, licensed to practice since 1998. Dr. Turkington received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2014, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1998, and dual Bachelor degrees (BS -- Psychology & BSN -- Nursing) in 1994. She is the owner, operator of North Scottsdale Health, PLLC.

Dr. Turkington is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Forensic Medical Expert. She has over 20 years of active clinical experiences as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is one of less than 50 board certified Advanced Forensic Nurses internationally. Dr. Turkington's clinical background encompasses adult, adolescent, pediatric, and geriatric cases across Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Neurosurgery and Hospice.

Litigation Support - Dr. Turkington has consulted in over 50 medical malpractice, clinical, and professional negligence and criminal cases. She works for both plaintiff and defense clients in each area. Dr. Turkington provides expert testimony at trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations and hearings. She is an experienced educator and practicing clinician able to confidently simplify complex medical scenarios for understanding. Her litigation support services include:
  • Medical Record Review
  • Standards of Care / Negligence
  • Life Care Planning (Certified)
  • Healthcare Cost Estimates
  • Client and Staff Education
  • Federal Written Reports
  • Record Tampering and Inconsistencies
  • Medical Literature Research
  • Medical Events Chronology
  • Liaison Between Involved Parties
  • Deposition Question Preparation
  • Jury Selection
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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, RN, CLNC, CNLCP
    Janse LLC - CEO
    324 S. Diamond Bar Blvd #644
    Diamond Bar CA 91765
    USA
    phone: 909-590-3909 or 818-468-9914 (cell)
    fax: 909-591-2712
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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, PHN, RN, CEO of Janse Consulting, is a Nurse Life Care Planner and Legal Nurse Consultant serving clients in California and throughout the Country. Ms. Janse has 25 years of clinical and administrative hospital experience. She is masters prepared with an MPH, specializing in Health Education and Program Planning. Ms. Janse has a strong foundation in research which supports her judgment and ability to serve the needs of her clients. Her goal is to provide every client with a thorough and diligent case review or detailed cost analysis supported by evidence based medicine and data research.

    As a legal nurse consultant, Ms. Janse assists attorneys by reviewing medical records, identifying Breaches in Standards of Care and Tampering of Records. She functions under the Scope of Practice governed by the Board of Registered Nurses and is able to assimilate voluminous medical records, research issues and synthesize information into a concise report. As a Life Care Planner, Ms. Janse assesses medical costs, needed services, and goods of an injured person over an estimated life span.

    Ms. Janse provides expert testimony supporting plaintiff or defense counsel. She has experience in high profile and complex cases.

    Areas of Expertise are::
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Multiple Traumas
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • CRPS / Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Amputations
    • Personal Injury / Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Developmentally Disabled / Cerebral Palsy
  • Elder Abuse
  • Defense Critiques: Renal Failure, Multiple Traumas,Traumatic Brain Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, Gun shot wounds, crushing injuries and hip fractures.
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    Christopher M. Davey, MD, CWSP
    Po Box 56419
    St. Petersburg FL 33732
    USA
    phone: 727-641-4501
    fax: 727-827-2966
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    Christopher M. Davey, MD, CWSP, trained as a Pathologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. since 1987. Dr. Davey has practiced in Family and Geriatric Medicine in office, hospital, and nursing home settings. He is Board certified by the American Academy of Wound Management as a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and is a trained Hyperbaric Specialist.

    Dr. Davey has current hospital privileges in Family Practice at Edward White and St. Anthony's Hospitals in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, as well as an active physician at the Edward White Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has also been a consultant for American Medical Technologies in Irvine, CA on wound care dressings.

    Forensic Experience - Dr. Davey has testified extensively for both Plaintiff and Defense since 1998. His cases involve Geriatric Medical Malpractice, Causation, and Standard of Care issues. He also has the expertise to render opinions on Cause of Death issues due to his background in Pathology.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Hyperbaric Medicine - the Treatment of Severe Wounds using High Pressure Oxygen Chambers
    • Wound Causation, Care, and Treatment
    • Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Hospital Standard of Care including preventable Falls, Bedsores, Pressure Ulcers, and Acquired Infections
    • Cause of Death related to above
    10/13/2014 · Nursing
    To understand how a pressure ulcer is caused by the negligence of a nursing staff and a facility, it is first important to understand what a pressure ulcer is and what happens to the body to allow them to develop.

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    David Friedler
    Owner
    65 Wachusett Street
    Unit 2
    Jamaica Plain MA 02130
    USA
    phone: 617-515-4418
    fax: 617-344-0444
    David Friedler, MS, MPH, CNHA, LMHC, Is an expert in wrongful injury and negligence. His experience is in the regulatory standard of care in Nursing Facilities, Psychiatric and Substance Use Rehabilitation as well as Adult Foster Care. He holds MPH and MS degrees and has worked clinical and administrative roles for four decades. He has extensive experience with survey compliance, Federal and State regulation, JCAHO and CARF accreditation, OSHA compliance and policy and procedure adherence.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Long Term Care
  • Nursing Homes
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
  • Behavioral Health / Psychiatric Care in Drug Treatment Facilities
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    Gary Freedman-Harvey, PhD
    Licensed Psychologist
    311 Main St., Suite 9
    Seal Beach CA 90740
    USA
    phone: 562-209-4399
    fax: 562-391-1867
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    Dr. Gary Freedman-Harvey, PhD, is a licensed Psychologist with over 22 years of experience. He specializes in the areas of Geriatrics (Geropsychology), Elder Abuse Assessment, Mental Capacity Assessment, Undue Influence, and Forensic Evaluations. With geriatric psychology as his primary focus for the past 12 years, he has conducted over 1,000 assessments. Dr. Freedman-Harvey offers services to probate attorneys, trust litigation attorneys, County Counsel, District Attorneys, and Public Defenders. He has provided Expert witness testimony and written reports for probate conservatorships in Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties.

    Expert Services Include:
    • Psychological Evaluations for Mental Capacity and Suspicion of Undue Influence Related to Contested Estates, Wills and Trusts
    • Determinations of Grave Disability Due to a Mental Disorder
    • Evaluation of Disability
    • Issues of Chronic Illness
    • Issues of Quality of Life
    • Issues of Least Restrictive Care
    Expert Witness Testimony / Forensic Settings
    • Expert witness testimony for retrospective psychological evaluation and opinions related to civil suits, mental capacity to amend a trust, to enter into a contract, testamentary capacity, and suspicion of undue influence
    • Expert witness testimony provided for Writs of Habeas Corpus hearings requested by involuntary psychiatric patients
    • Expert witness testimony provided for mental health conservatorships in Superior Court - 500+ appearances
    • Sworn declarations regarding mental capacity and capacity to make informed medical consent, quality of care issues for elderly, and the need for conservatorship
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    Wayne H. Grant, Pharm D
    3655 Rawnsdale Road
    Shaker Heights Ohio 44122
    USA
    phone: 216-339-0183
    Wayne H. Grant, PharmD, is a Clinical Pharmacist with a hospice in Cleveland, Ohio and an adjunct clinical assistant professor with the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. As part of an 18 year career, Dr. Grant has an in-depth understanding of various sectors of pharmacy practice. Long-term care, institutional (prison), infusion and retail practice has strengthened the ability to decipher the medical management of patients transitioning through different health care settings.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Grant is an expert in pharmacy practice. His expertise in long-term, institutional, infusion, and retail practice allow for an extensive understanding of the various pharmacy sectors. Dr. Grant is responsible for pharmacotherapeutic management, medication safety and efficacy and drug information all which follow federal, state and local laws. He has provided a variety of expert witness services on behalf of legal professionals, including attorney consultation, case review, case opinion, and written case opinion.

    Areas of Medication Expertise:
    • Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Chronic Pain
    • Drugs and Narcotics
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospice / Palliative Care
    • Hospital Pharmacy
    • Infusion Pharmacy
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical-Legal Issues
  • Nursing Homes
  • Overdosages
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Pharmacology
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    John H. Fullerton, MD, MRO, CMD, CFP, FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM
    Founder & President
    1700 California St.
    Suite #470
    San Francisco CA 94109
    USA
    phone: 415-460-5532
    fax: 415-376-5820
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    John FullertonJohn H. Fullerton, MD, MRO, CMD, CFP, FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

    Dr. Fullerton maintains active medical licenses in both California and Florida and holds additional national certificates of added qualifications as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) at multiple levels of care locally and in Home Care (AAHCP).

    Dr. Fullerton is a certified Clinical Forensics Expert, who has participated in nationally recognized Elder Abuse Cases, including the cases of "lay caregivers" misguidedly criminally charged with homicide or manslaughter after caring for a loved one at home with advanced dementias. He has been vetted by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Office of The Inspector General, and the FBI to perform the duties of a government expert in cases of Criminal Healthcare Fraud. He has served as a key expert witness in the continuing efforts of 'Operation HEAT' and been on the winning side of three criminal convictions.

    Over roughly the past 13 years, Dr. Fullerton has provided independent medical expert testimony and clinical forensic medical testimony in more than 200 cases and reviewed over 1,500 files (including Medicare Audits for the Government). He has focused his medical expertise in mostly Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Determinations of Medicare Medical Necessity matters, and Civil & Criminal cases alleging Elder Abuse (including homicide) at either discovery, deposition or at trial testifying for both plaintiff and defense cases, respectively.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Adult Hospital Medicine
    • Ambulatory Care - Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
    • Geriatric Approaches to Gero-Psychiatry
    • Immuno-Compromised Host 1 Treatment
    • Long Term Care - SNF
    • Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
    • Assisted Living - Secured Dementia Units
  • LTC / Hospice Medical Directorships
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Units
  • Home Care
  • Elder Abuse Defense Cases
  • Preventable Falls
  • Pressure Wounds / Pain Management
  • Addiction Medicine - Forensic Toxicology / DUI Defense Cases
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    2/3/2014 · Medical
    From the days of "Reefer Madness" until the timing of Proposition 19 with the "Legalization of Marijuana Initiative" on the ballot last November, the controversies swirling around not only the recreational use, but also the medical use of marijuana, particularly in frail, elderly geriatric patients with clinically significant weight loss (and cachexia), has been fraught with controversy. Even though the ballot initiative from 2010 went down in defeat on November 2, 2010, rumblings of some of the authors bringing another, more "targeted" CA initiative in 2012 are regaining momentum.

    A disturbing trend has emerged involving criminal charges being levied against family caregivers treating end-of-life (EOL) elders with dementia.

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    Elliott M. Stein, MD
    Chief of Psychiatry
    302 Silver Ave.
    San Francisco CA 94112
    USA
    phone: 415-672-9352
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    Elliott M. Stein, MD is a Geriatric Psychiatrist with over 40 years of experience caring for the elderly. Dr. Stein is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry (October, 1979), and in Geriatric Psychiatry (April, 1991; Re-Certified, December, 2001, and in April, 2011). He is licensed to practice in California and Florida.

    Dr. Stein is currently the Director of Psychiatry at the Jewish Home of San Francisco, and the Medical Director of their Geriatric Psychiatry Hospital. He treats older individuals from all over the San Francisco Bay area, typically people who have complex combination of psychiatric and medical problems.

    Dr. Stein is a Member of the Task Force on Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, for the International PsychoGeriatric Association. He is available to serve as an Expert Witness, do legal and forensic consultation, record review, and assessments concerning Psychiatric issues in older individuals. Dr. Stein offers his services to attorneys for both Plaintiff or Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Contested Wills and Trusts
    • Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Insane Delusions
    • Geriatric Competence
    • Dementia and Delirium, Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Geriatric Psychiatry Evaluation and Treatment, Psychiatric Medication, Psychotherapeutic Issues
    • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
    • Relationship Problems between the Elderly and their Adult Children
    • Aging and Mental Disorders
    • Geriatric Psychiatry issues concerning Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Independent and Assisted Living Facilities
    • Medicare Psychiatric Services Coding and Documentation
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    Michael Cohen, PhD, ABPP
    Principal
    10 Wall Strret
    Norwalk CT 06850
    USA
    phone: 203-381-9396
    Michael S. Cohen, Ph.D., ABPP is a specialty practice for children, adults, and elders with psychiatric disorders and neurodevelopmental, neurocognitive, and neurodegenerative impairment and medical disorders of the central nervous system.

    Consulting Services:
    • Pediatric Care - Diagnostic assessment of Intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, child psychiatric disorders, child onset medical disorders of the central nervous system, clinical mental health evaluations, therapeutic placement, and clinical services

    • Adult Care-Diagnostic assessment of neurocognitive impairments in adults including TBI/ABI, neurological disease, and early onset neurodegenerative disease

    • Elder Care – Diagnostic assessment of the dementia disorders, assist physicians, patients, and families in maintaining independent living skills for older patients including money management, self-care medical care, legal, competency, personality changes
    Principal, Michael S. Cohen, PhD, ABPP, is Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and clinically trained in child and adult Neuropsychology. His primary focus is on the clinical and forensic assessment of patients with complex medical disorders. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Harvard University (EdM) and the University of California, Berkeley, (MA, PhD). Dr. Cohen completed a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Cohen provides forensic consultation to plaintiff and defense counsel in matters related to litigation.

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    Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery, RN, BSN
    1733 Birchwood Drive
    San Marcos CA 92069
    USA
    phone: 760-445-4893
    fax: 760-888-0328
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    Cynthia Minnery Elder Abuse Expert PhotoCynthia (Cyndy) Minnery RN, BSN has over 30 years of experience caring for the elderly within Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living Facilities. Ms. Minnery has worked as a Director of Quality Compliance in Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care. She now owns Residential Care Facilities and is familiar with the Standards of Care expected of caregivers in these settings.

    Ms. Minnery has years of experience and training in care of the elderly and common disorders like Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other Geriatric Syndromes. She currently serves on the San Diego Dementia Consortium board of directors and Clinical advisory committee.

    Cyndy Minnery has been an expert witness for elder abuse cases within Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) since 2012. Her reputation for providing exceptional care as an RCFE owner/administrator is well known within San Diego county, caring for residents with the highest level of compassion. Ms. Minnery provides medical record review and other services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Residential Care for Elderly
    • Assisted Living
    • Nursing Homes
    • Title 22 Regulatory Compliance
    • Standards of Care
  • Elder Abuse
  • Bedsores
  • Wound Care
  • Falls
  • Medication Management
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    Geriatric and Forensic Psychiatry
    Mailing Address: 1621 West 25th, St, #255
    San Pedro, CA 90732
    Office Address: 2566 Overland Ave, #500B
    Los Angeles CA 90064
    USA
    phone: 310-521-9747
    fax: 310-521-8112
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    Stephen Read, MD, is a Board Certified practicing Psychiatrist specializing in Geriatric Issues for more than thirty years. He has been qualified as Medical Psychiatric Expert in over 1000 cases in federal and multiple state courts. His Expert Witness services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense in various matters involving Quality of Care Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry .

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Capacity / Competency to Testify
    • Testamentary Capacity / Will Contests
    • Conservatorship
    • Undue Influence
    • Elder Abuse - Financial
    • Dementia / Alzheimer's Disease / Frontal Lobe
  • Skilled Nursing / Long Term / Nursing Home
  • Quality of Care / Personal Injury
  • Neglect
  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
  • Marriage Competence
  • Selected Criminal Issues
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