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Ronald T. Smolarski
MA, CLCP, CEA, CRC, LPC, CCM, CVE, CRV, CDEII
114 Felch St.
Ann Arbor MI 48103
USA
phone: 800-821-8463
fax: 734-665-2584
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Ronald Smolarski Vocational Rehabilitation Expert PhotoRonald T. Smolarski has 38 years of experience in the field of Rehabilitation and Economics. For Personal Injury and other related cases, Mr. Smolarski, specializes in Catastrophic & Pediatric Care, is qualified in the courts to provide expert testimony in several areas, including:
  • Life Care Planning (Future Medical)
  • Forensic Economist (Economic Loss / Lost Income / Loss of Earning Capacity / Present & Future Value)
  • Vocational Expert (Vocational Testing of Worker Traits)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (Upper & Lower Extremity)
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Projections
Litigation Support - Ronald Smolarski is highly experienced in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and trusts. He has participated in hundreds of trials and depositions as an Expert Witness in District, Circuit, and Federal Court. His services are available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

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4/28/2015 · Life Expectancy
THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES HOW Life Care Planners can help trust officers, relationship managers, estate planners and attorneys determine the future monetary requirements, in actual dollars, of a catastrophically disabled, pediatric or geriatric client. This can be done through the creation of a Life Care Plan for that individual's lifetime. Case histories are used to demonstrate how LCPs address the complex needs of such clients. The article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which the discipline of Life Care Planning complements the expertise of the trust officer.

3/26/2015 · Life Expectancy
How funds are handled after the settlement of a case reflects the competency and knowledge of attorneys and recognizes their outstanding legal skills. This article focuses on the management of settlement proceeds and the maintenance aspect of the care of a client with a disability when that client's financial health is turned over to a trust attorney, relationship manager, financial planner, trust officer or estate planner.

2/24/2015 · Damages
How do you determine what care and how much money a chronically or catastrophically disabled individual will need for the rest of his or her life? Some attorneys representing either the plaintiff or the defendant in such cases are now getting the expert help they need from specially trained rehabilitation consultants called "life care planners".

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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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    Edward Bennett, MS, CRC, CDMS, CLCP
    5290 Overpass Road, Suite 118
    Santa Barbara CA 93111
    USA
    phone: 805-692-1823
    fax: 805-692-1827
    Edward L. Bennett, MS, CRC, CDMS, CLCP, is a Vocational Rehabilitation consultant with over 40 years of experience in the field. He has a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as various certifications in the field.

    Mr. Bennett has provided services to 5,000 ongoing cases, has participated in approximately 1,500 forensic evaluations to date, along with approximately 900 depositions, and has testified in trial for approximately 500-600 cases. He offers his services to attorney for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Mr. Bennett provides expert testimony on cost of future medical needs in catastrophic cases of TBI / head trauma, spinal chord injury, vaccine issues, amputations, elder abuse / neglect, pediatrics, sexual abuse, burns, and others. Other cases include pre vs. post injury Career Path and Earnings Capacity for the following cases:
    • Personal Injury
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Wrongful Death
    • Martial Dissolution
  • Maritime
  • ADA Employment Consultations
  • FEHA Reasonable Accommodations
  • Household Duties Loss Evaluations
  • Accessibility Issues
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    Dawn L. Cook, RN, LNCP-C, CLCP, LNC, CFLC
    1001 E Sunset Rd #97553
    Las Vegas NV 89193
    USA
    phone: 702-544-2159
    fax: 702-543-7133
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    Dawn L. Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse with three certifications in life care planning. As well, Dawn Cook is certified as a Forensic Litigation Consultant. She has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings, home care and life care planning.

    Dawn Cook has prepared over 160 expert reports and has testified at Federal Court and State court and at deposition 25 times.



    As a life care planner, Ms. Cook prepares Life Care Plans, Critiques Life Care Plans, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews for plaintiff and defense.

    Dawn Cook's client list includes over 80 attorneys in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington.



    Life Care Plans and Rebuttals: Traumatic and Anoxic Brain Injures, Strokes, Spinal Cord Injuries, Amputations, Neck and Back Pain, CRPS, Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric brain injury, future costs for surgery, blood transfusions, kidney transplantation, TPN, dental injuries, Home Care Attendant, Nurses, durable medical equipment, supplies, mobility products, adaptive vans and home modifications. View my CV.
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    Vera F. Dolan, MSPH, FALU
    Principal
    6238 Belgium Drive
    Las Vegas NV 89122
    USA
    phone: 702-476-8500
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    Vera Dolan is an epidemiologist with over 30 years of experience in the life and health insurance industries. She is one of the leading mortality experts in the life insurance industry. She writes underwriting manuals and policy and procedure manuals for life and health insurance companies.

    Vera has testified in both state and federal court, and has been retained in over 100 cases since 2006 for plaintiffs and defense on an equal basis. She is very credible testifying in deposition and on the stand.

    * Life expectancies that are personalized and accurate to the standards of the life insurance and life settlement industries. Addresses the cases when life expectancies that are simply taken from a life table or estimated by a doctor, actuary or biostatistician are not sufficient or credible. Addresses the cases when a complete insight into the individual's medical conditions and/or personal history of high-risk behaviors is needed to assist the judge or jury in their decision. This information often decides the case, see article for details.

    * Expert in bad faith/wrongful denial of life/health insurance claims.

    * Expert in life/health insurance underwriting material misrepresentation.

    * Expert in medical risk assessment and underwriting issues.

    * Expert in life insurance underwriting policies and procedures.

    * Expert in epidemiology. Previous cases include infectious diseases, occupational and environmental exposures, pesticides and tobacco.

    * Approved life expectancy expert with the U.S. Department of Justice.

    * Active consultant to the life insurance industry conducting cohort mortality studies, and writing underwriting and policy and procedure manuals.

    * Over 100 articles published on mortality research and underwriting.

    * Friendly, clear, concise, objective and quantitative.

    * There is no charge for the initial phone consultation.

    * There is no charge for travel time.

    2/21/2013 · Life Expectancy
    The advantages of a life expectancy using life insurance underwriting and life settlement methods include:

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    Erin O'Callaghan BS, MA, JD, CRC, NCC, LPC, CLCP
    145 S. Livernois #102
    Rochester Hills Michigan 48307
    USA
    phone: 248-312-9597
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    Erin O’Callaghan BS, MA, JD, CRC, NCC, LPC, CLCP, is a Life Care Planner, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, and Licensed Attorney with over 13 years of experience as a Rehabilitation Professional.

    Ms. O’Callaghan has consistently provided the highest standards of professional ethics while staying current with the needs of modern and complex litigation. Her experience and training gives a unique perspective as a forensic rehabilitation evaluator. She has an in depth understanding of the evidentiary requirements of an expert’s evaluation and conclusion, including the importance of following an accepted methodology in the process and preparation of an opinion.

    Ms. O’Callaghan is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, International Academy of Life Care Planners, Michigan Rehabilitation Association, and the Michigan Bar Association. She is also a qualified Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration.

    Erin O’Callaghan has been providing Litigation Support to counsel for Plaintiff and Defense for 11 years. She has provided over 1,000 cost projections and has testified in both Federal and State cases. Ms. O’Callaghan has specialized knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security issues, and Medicare Set Asides. Her services include case management, earning capacity evaluations, long term care evaluations, and personal injury assessments.

    Litigation Support Services for:
    • Tortious Injury / Negligence
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Auto No Fault
    • Wrongful Death
    • Long Term Disability
    • Divorce
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    Gary Young, M.Ed., CRC, CDMS, CCM, NCC, ABVE/D, FVE
    4 Trenton Ave.
    West Trenton NJ 08628
    USA
    phone: 609-883-9033
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    Gary A. Young has worked in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling since 1977. He has earned a Master of Education, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Certified Case Manager, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts, and Forensic Vocational Economist.

    Vocational Economic Expert - For over 35 years, Mr. Young has been evaluating Vocational and Economic Loss Projections and residual productive skills and value in cases focusing on employment related matters. His expertise is in determining future vocational options and economic loss projections. Mr. Young also provides catastrophic case management, performing complete Life Care Plans and economic projections for future medical costs.

    Litigation Support - Gary Young has completed evaluations detailing employability and lost earning capacity in State and Federal Courts. His vocational evaluation, life care planning, and economic analysis are combined in one report and one witness so that all of the facts and opinions are available throughout testimony. Mr. Young's reports have been used successfully in New, York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Federal jurisdictions for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

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    Lois G. Hawkins, RN, CLNC
    2266 South Dobson Road
    Suite 200
    Mesa AZ 85202
    USA
    phone: 480-306-6389
    fax: 480-393-4623
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    Lois Hawkins, RN, CLCP of Hawkins Forensic Consulting, Inc, specializes in Medical and Vocational Damage Assessment in personal injury and catastrophic injury cases throughout the United States. For over 10 years, Ms. Hawkins has been evaluating cases involving children and adults with complex, catastrophic injuries, as well as less serious injuries.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Catastrophic Medical Case Management - Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Soft Tissue Injury, Chronic Pain, Burns, Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delay, Chronic Respiratory Conditions, Visual & Hearing Impaired
    • Life Care Planning - Comprehensive Record Review and supportive documentation / Case Analysis, Case Summary Chronology, Clinical Interview and History with Patient, Medical-Legal Research, Assessment of Future Medical / Rehabilitation Needs
    • Legal Nurse Consulting
    Professional Memberships and Associations
    International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) - Present
    International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) - Present
    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) - Past
    American Operating Room Nurse (AORN ) - Past
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    Mary Meinhard
    PO Box 704
    June Lake CA 93529
    USA
    phone: 760-648-1115
    fax: 760-648-1125
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    Mary C. Meinhard RN-BC, BS, JD, CLCP, MSC-C is a Nurse Attorney/ Legal Nurse Consultant, Certified Life Care Planner, Board-Certified Nurse Case Manager, and Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified. She has offices in California and Nevada, and provides Medical/Legal Consulting services nationwide. She has over 35 years of experience working with catastrophically injured patients/clients as a Registered Nurse, in addition to 20+ years of experience as a California Attorney, and is retained by both Plaintiff and Defense as a consultant in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation cases.

    Representative diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injuries / Paralysis
    • Severe Burns
    • Amputations
    • Orthopedic Injuries
    • Complications of Pregnancy, Premature Births and Birth Injuries
    • Complications of Diabetes
    • Chronic Pain / Illness
  • Organ Transplants
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • AIDS
  • Non-Healing Wounds
  • Malignancies
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Mental Illness
  • Addiction
  • Services Include:
    • Legal Nurse Consulting
    • Medical Record Review / Summary
    • Case Merit Evaluation/Standards of Care
    • Life Care Planning
    • Mini / Preliminary Life Plans
    • Medicare Set-Aside Allocations
    • Expert Fact and Opinion Testimony
    • Attendance at Independent Medical Exams
    • Litigation Support - Formulation of Discovery Plans, Preparation of Deposition/Cross Examination Questions, Conducting Medical Expert/Opposing Life Care Planner Depositions
    Ms. Meinhard also holds certification from the Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution and is available as a Mediator for personal injury cases of all types - especially when competing Life Care Plans are at issue.

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    A. Chasby Sacks, MD, CIME, MB BCh, FAACS., FICS
    2042 E. Glenn Dr.
    Phoenix AZ 85020
    USA
    phone: 866-848-0477
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    Chasby Sacks Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Expert PhotoA. Chasby Sacks, MD, CIME, MB BCh, FAACS., FICS, is a Plastic Surgeon and is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and he is also a full Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has been in private practice for 40 years.

    Dr. Sacks is a member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, and is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery where he also has served as Treasurer. Dr. Sacks currently is a Trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, has served as their Treasurer, and is also an examiner for this Board's examination process.

    Experience - Dr. Sacks has performed over 18,000 cosmetic procedures to-date and has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally. He has lectured at international scientific Cosmetic Surgery meetings and has been published in a textbook on Body Contouring as well as in various national magazine articles on Cosmetic Surgery.

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    Litigation Support - Dr. Sacks specializes in pre-trial / pre-litigation medical consulting to attorneys. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), holds the prestigious CIME certification, and is also a member in good standing of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), now called IAIME or International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners.

    Dr. Sacks has consulted on many hundreds of legal cases covering a broad range of medical issues and questions. He has experience in personal injury, worker's compensation, insurance bad faith, and many other kinds of cases.

    Services Include:
    • Disability Evaluation for Workmen's Compensation
    • Interpretation of Meaning
    • Medical Summary Reports
    • IME Observation and Rebuttal Reports
    • Medical Research
    • Liaison to Treating Doctors
  • Assessment of Future Medical Costs
  • Medical Case Coordination
  • Independent Record Reviews
  • Question Preparation for Depositions / Court
  • Facilitation with Service / Government Agencies
  • Tableside Deposition & Court Assistance
  • 7/26/2016 · Medical
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    Nancy J. Zangmeister
    RN, CRRN, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, CNLCP, CBIS
    391 Saddle Path Lane N.
    Pataskala OH, MA 43062
    USA
    phone: 740-964-9366
    fax: 740-927-2766
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    Nancy J. Zangmeister RN, CRRN, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, CNLCP, CBIS, is a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Life Care Planner and Certified Medicare Set-aside Allocator with experience in Workers' Compensation Medical Case Management, and Vocational Rehabilitation Case Management for Self-insured employers and state fund workers’ compensation.

    Ms. Zangmeister has written life care plans for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, self-insured employers, and for attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. She has experience as a staff nurse on a rehabilitation unit treating brain and spinal cord injury patients.

    Ms. Zangmeister is a member of International Association of Life Care Planners (IALCP), International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), NAMSAP, American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP), National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA), and American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses (ASCIP). She is currently serving as President for AANLCP (2014). She provides services in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and throughout the nation.

    Services Provided:
    • Life Care Plans - Life Care Planning is a method used to develop an organized, concise plan with associated costs of current and future needs for individuals who have experienced a catastrophic injury, or have chronic health care needs.
    • Vocational and Medical Case Management - Determine and utilize the best treatment and time-saving methods for recovery by planning, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring the injured client's treatment plan.
    • Medicare Set-Aside Cost Projections - Required at the time of settlement of worker’s compensation claim when the worker is a Medicare beneficiary. Also required with settlements over $250,000 when there is a reasonable expectation of Medicare entitlement within 30 months of settlement.
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    Jan Roughan
    President
    465 N. Halstead Street
    Suite 120
    Pasadena CA 91107
    USA
    phone: (626) 351-0991
    fax: (626) 351-0992
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    Ms. Roughan is a Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist who functions in the capacity of case manager, life care planner and expert witness. Her company, Roughan & Associates at LINC, is a nationally recognized Case Management and Medical/Legal Consulting service. It has been in existence since 1987, providing coordination of patient care; construction of Life Care Plans; and, consultative services to both the defense and plaintiff bar on simple and complex cases alike. Ms. Roughan has experience with diagnoses involving both children and adults and are knowledgeable in current treatment philosophies, identification of appropriate resources.

    Diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
    • Neurological Injuries (Brain and Spinal Cord Injury)
    • Burns
    • Orthopedic Injures
    • Amputation
    • Chronic Pain
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Services Include:
    • Expert Testimony
    • Life Care Planning
    • Mini/Preliminary Life Care Plan
    • Video Services
    • Medical Record Review
    • RN Independent Medical Exam
    • Medicare Set Aside Trust Analysis
    • Medical Bill Auditing
    • Questions: Deposition Cross Examining
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    901-1851 Sherbrooke east
    Montreal H2K4L5
    Canada
    phone: 514-738-6476
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    François Sestier, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACC, CIME, is a Cardiologist and Life Expectancy Calculation expert. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of medicine, 29 years as an Adult Cardiologist in the cath lab and 30 years as an Insurance Medical Officer.

    Education - Dr. Sestier graduated from medical school in Nancy, France, 1967, where he obtained certification in Cardiology, Pneumology, Occupational Medicine, and Aeronautical Medicine. In Canada, since 1973, he obtained a Quebec certification in cardiology (CSPQ), and a fellowship in cardiology of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPc). Dr. Sestier also obtained a PhD in Experimental Medicine (McGill, 1977).

    Experience - Dr. Sestier has been a staff cardiologist at CHUM, Hôtel-Dieu, Montreal, medical director of Quebec Blue Cross since 1985 and medical director and vice-president of OptimumRe since 2002. He received certifications from the American Board of Insurance Medicine (1995) and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (2011). As a medical officer for various insurance companies, he has reviewed over 1,000 applications for life Insurance, giving advice on the Mortality and Life Expectancy associated with the applicant's medical conditions.

    Dr. Sestier - Life Expectancy Calculation


    Litigation Support - Dr. Sestier's medico-legal advice is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He has performed life expectancy calculations for litigation purposes on topics as diverse as traumatology, traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairment, spinal cord injury, morbid obesity, diabetes, many different cardio-vascular pathologies, sudden death, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis B and C, and all kinds of cancers.

    Areas of Litigation Expertise:
    • Disability Assessment
    • Permanent Disability Eligibility
    • Medical Liability
    • Insurance Médicine
    • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Life Expectancy Calculations
  • Work Life Expectancy calculation
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP
    Founder, President
    246 Highwood Ave
    Ridgewood NJ 07450
    USA
    phone: 201-670-9156
    fax: 201-670-9507
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab Life Care Planning Expert PhotoDianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, is Life Care Planning and Vocational Rehabilitation specialist with over 30 years of experience. She is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Manager, and a Certified Life Care Planner.

    Professional Associations and Experience - Ms. Simmons-Grab has taken an active role in the rehabilitation industry on a national level by serving on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) for six years (1997-2004), and on the state level by serving on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Brain Injury Association (2000-2004). She also served on several committees and taskforces including the IARP Annual Conference as chair (2000-2006), TBI Medicaid Waiver Taskforce, New Jersey Brain Injury Association Conference Planning Committee for over 11 years serving as co-chair (2001-2005), the NARPPS ethics committee, the NJ CMSA ethics committee, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Padula Institute of Vision and Sage Rehab, Inc.

    Litigation Support - Dianne Simmons-Grab is routinely retained by plaintiffs and defendants due to her unbiased opinion and thorough review. Her primary focus is on individuals with Brain Injuries and their secondary injuries including orthopedic, amputations, burns, and mental health issues. Her expertise is called upon for Workers’ Compensation, Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Ms. Simmons-Grab's services include:

    Life Care Planning:
    • Future Medical Costs & Services - comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research which provides an organized concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs
    • Medical Record Review & Analysis - to determine the level of function in the workplace and the subjects' ultimate employability and recovery
    Vocational Services:
    • Labor Market Analysis - identify potential occupations, geographical feasibility, and pay scale
    • Earning Capacity Evaluation - establish reasonable damages, or refute exaggerated claims
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    12/22/2014 · Medical
    Following a neurological event such as a traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular event, multiple sclerosis, etc., the medical needs of the person are of primary importance initially, for purposes of survival. As medical treatment proceeds and the survival needs of the person are met, the team of rehabilitation professionals will be established in an attempt to improve upon function performance in order to sustain quality of life. The rehabilitation team may be composed of a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, recreational therapist, vocational specialist, case manager, the psychologist, social worker, and nurse, to name several. It is often during this tim e that additional medical and rehabilitative needs are identified through diagnosis or observation by member s of the rehabilitation team.

    11/20/2014 · Employment
    1. Proper Classification of Past Relevant Work (PRW)

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    Silvia O. Aninye, AS RN CLNC FCM
    Hawthorne CA USA
    phone: 310-227-0375
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    Silvia Aninye, AS, RN, CLNC, FCM, CEO for Weber Legal Nursing Consulting LLC, has a lengthy background in the Medical-Legal industry. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse, Certified as a Nursing / Home Health Assistant, and Paralegal.

    Throughout her career as a paralegal, going over medical malpractice liability cases, Ms. Aninye honed her legal and medical malpractice research skills. Her knowledge of the Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation industry is comprehensive and current. She serves as an Independent Medical Examiner, Case Manager, Worker's Compensation PPA, and Life Care Planner.

    Litigation Support - Silvia Aninye has been involved in over 140 cases over the past 4 years which produced 9 trials, 3 depositions, 1 arbitration, and 1 hearing. She is Court Qualified as a Handwriting Expert and Certified Forensic Document Examiner in Nebraska, Nevada and Iowa, in State and Federal Courts.

    Ms. Aninye also provides Translation Services in Ibo (Nigeria Dialect), English, French, and German. She has been exposed to medical insurance in Germany, Nigeria, and France. Her translation services are included with her medical reviews so that a separate translator is unnecessary.

    Litigation Support Services and Consultations:
    • Medical Record Review
    • Translation Services
    • Telephonic Case Management
    • Field Case Management
    • Life Care Planning
    • IME Observation
    • Medical Chronology
    • Handwriting authentication including anonymous writings, handwritten numerals
    • Authentication of originals documents, lifted signatures, cut and paste documents
    • Forensic examination of handwriting signatures, journals, logs, medical records
    • Illustrations and reports providing visual evidence and litigation support
    • Consultations regarding qualifying witnesses
    • Preparing questions for direct or cross examination
    • Personal coaching for accessing the best outcome for client and legal team
    • Jury selection based on Handwriting and Non Verbal body Language