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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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    Charlesworth Associates, LLC
    Ernest N. Charlesworth, MD
    PO Box 659
    Bronte TX 76933
    USA
    phone: 325-473-3500
    fax: 325-473-3540
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    Ernest N. Charlesworth, MD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Allergy & Immunology, and the American Board of Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. He has over 40 years of experience in his field of expertise.

    Dr. Charlesworth is one of only a few United States physicians who is board certified in both Allergy / Immunology and Dermatology. Well-versed in his area of expertise, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, several textbook chapters, and two textbooks. He has been honored by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for both Distinguished Service and as a Distinguished Fellow.

    Dr. Charlesworth offers litigation support, except independent medical examinations, to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He has been deposed and/or testified approximately 15 times since 2010. His services include issues of causation and standard of care. Dr. Charlesworth has completed the National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics. He retired from active medical practice in May of 2014 but continues to be active in academic medicine.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Respiratory Diseases
    • Asthma
    • Immunologic and Allergic Disorders
    • Dermatologic Diseases
    • Allergic Skin Diseases
  • Allergic Drug Reactions
  • Skin Cancers
  • Health Effects from Toxic Mold
  • Mycological Diseases
  • Allergic Pulmonary Disease
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    1758 East 29 Street
    Brooklyn NY 11229
    USA
    phone: 347-404-3334
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    Litigation Support - Khaya N. Eisenberg, PsyD, NCSP provides expert witness services for cases involving Foster Care and Child Abuse. She has written several law review articles about foster care and out-of-home placement, including one about whether experiencing foster care should be considered a mitigating circumstance in criminal court. Dr. Eisenberg has also performed a number of child abuse evaluations and prepared reports of her findings for the Department of Child Protection and Permanency.

    Dr. Eisenberg's services are available to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed
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    Dr. Eisenberg earned her doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University. She is a nationally certified School Psychologist. Dr. Eisenberg also completed postgraduate training in marital and family systems therapy at the Family Institute in Jerusalem and is fluent in Hebrew.

    Dr. Eisenberg previously worked as a supervising psychologist in two residential healthcare settings. At these settings, she provided psychotherapy to both geriatric and rehabilitation patients, including intensive rehabilitation work with psychiatric inpatients who had suffered traumatic brain injury.

    Dr. Eisenberg has held adjunct faculty positions at Pace University, University of North Texas Department of Foreign Studies, and University of Detroit Mercy. She has published a number of academic articles on foster care, cultural and gender issues, and other topics and participated in a research group developing spiritual care interventions.

    Dr. Eisenberg currently provides psychotherapy and assessment to a broad population of children, adolescents, and adults. Her special interests include couples counseling, parent-child relationship problems, children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral concerns, and adults experiencing life transitions. She has developed particular expertise with complex inpatient child and adolescent populations.

    Memberships and Associations:
    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA)
    • Essex and Union County Association of Psychologists (EUCAP)
    • Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists (NCAP)
    6/16/2017 · Psychology
    Wilderness therapy, aimed primarily at adolescents presenting with problem behaviors, includes a range of interventions that incorporate nature and the wilderness as prominent aspects of treatment. In theory, wilderness therapists seek to effect both behavioral and attitudinal changes. Through providing a context of challenging outdoor living and a group setting in an emotionally safe place, wilderness therapy aims to address problem behaviors and to facilitate an emerging sense of healing, well-being, and personal and social responsibility.1 Wilderness therapy's action-oriented approach is said to be particularly appropriate for adolescents and is intended to build self-esteem, internal locus of control, interpersonal skills, trust and team building, and a sense of group belonging.2

    The sensationalism of many criminal trials, especially those of a capital nature, often result from the aggravating circumstances impacting the victim.2 Conversely, the mitigating circumstances that affect the accused's criminality rarely grab headlines.3 During the sentencing phase of a criminal trial, mitigating factors may justify leniency or otherwise serve to lessen the sentence for the crime with which the accused has been charged.4 Whether a particular factor will be considered a mitigating one will depend upon the particular facts of the case. The federal Sentencing Reform Act of 19845 provides guidance in this process,6 but each state maintains the discretion to dictate its own criteria within the confines of constitutional constructs.7 The United States Supreme Court has increasingly addressed the importance of clarity in the presentation and consideration of mitigating evidence, which is integral to the trial and sentencing of an accused.8

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    Dr. Harold J. Bursztajn
    96 Larchwood Drive
    Cambridge MA 02138
    USA
    phone: 617-492-8366
    fax: 617-441-3195
    A senior clinical faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D., is active in patient care in medical, psychiatric and judicial education nationally. He is qualified in both state and federal courts and is nationally recognized as a distinguished impartial, clinical, ethical and forensic expert to P/D attorneys and institutions. Individual and multispecialty team consultations available.

  • Informed Consent & Malpractice
  • Employment Litigation: ADA, Disability, Sexual Misconduct Discrimination, Worker's Compensation
  • Emotional & Physical Damages: Conscious Pain & Suffering, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Neuropsychiatry & Pain Imaging
  • Standards For Experts
  • Product Liability: Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals, Toxic Tort
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety: Diminished Capacity, Drug Addiction, Competency to Confess, Death Penalty Mitigation, Workplace Safety
  • Family & Custody Issues
  • Testamentary & Contractual Capacity
  • Professional & Organizational Ethics: Patient Care, Managed Care, Privacy
  • Psychoanalysis & Cultural Perspectives
  • 5/29/2003 · Expert Witnessing
    Recent Supreme Court decisions emphasize the need to regulate the admissibility of expert testimony by means of standards that require opinions going beyond ipse dixit; that is, that are based on more than the fact that the expert "said it him/herself

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    Dr. Paul Hofmann
    346 Rheem Blvd.
    Suite 101
    Moraga CA 94556
    USA
    phone: 925-247-9700
    fax: 925-247-9702
    Expert Witness: Retained in Washington, D.C., and over 20 states as an expert in hospital administration who could render opinion after assessing medical records, hospital policies and procedures, medical staff bylaws and regulations, JCAHO standards, depositions, etc. Served as Expert Witness for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Consultant: Has assisted hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts. Speaks, writes and consults on ethical issues in health care.

    Background Highlights:
    • Consultant, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of health system.
    • Executive Director of two academic medical centers: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics at Stanford.
    • Past chairman of the national advisory board for the University of Chicago’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
    • An author of over 175 publications, he has written articles for USA Today, Health Management Quarterly, Trustee, Health Progress, the Journal of Health Administration Education, Frontiers of Health Services Management, Bioethics Forum, Modern Healthcare, the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Stanford Medicine, and Healthcare Executive among others.
    • Co-editor of Management Mistakes in Healthcare: Identification, Correction and Prevention, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.
    • Co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive's Guide, published by Health Administration Press in 2001, and a second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive's Guide was published in 2010.
    • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a past member of its Leadership Advisory Committee, and a consultant on health care management ethics since 1994.
    • Served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Ethics.
    • Recipient of American Hospital Association's Award of Honor in 2009 and an Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award in 2012.
    • Faculty appointments held at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, the University of California, and Seton Hall University.
    • Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Public Health degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.
    In 1989, I agreed for the first time to serve as an expert witness in a case brought by the family of a terminally ill pregnant patient who had a cesarean section performed against her will in a prominent university teaching hospital. Since then, whether retained as a plaintiff or defense expert, I have been surprised and disturbed by the number and types of cases in which hospitals and other health care facilities have been sued.

    Progress has been made on improving patient safety and reducing clinical mistakes, but errors happen and, in spite of everything, patients are still harmed.

    The belated but formal acknowledgement of medical errors and their impact has been well documented.1 Curiously, the topic of management or executive mistakes in healthcare is not raised in professional meetings nor, until recently, addressed by an article in health administration journals

    Paul Hofmann (Editor), Frankie Perry (Editor)
    While increasing attention has been directed recently toward recognizing and reducing medical errors, healthcare organizations have yet to benefit from a similar scrutiny of management mistakes.
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    Jeanne M. Templeman, RN, CNS, LCSW
    Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Sacramento CA 95826
    USA
    phone: 916-538-6454 (Office) or 916-320-6051 (Cell)
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    Jeanne Templeman, RN, CNS, LCSW, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Social Worker with experience in direct care and professional consulting. She has worked with diverse adult clients with Mental Health Issues as a private psychotherapist, clinical nurse specialist working in community mental health and as a Certified Psychiatric RN in Home Health.

    Ms. Templeman entered her 35th year of nursing in 2016. She works with adult target populations with Mental Health Issues that include adults and families who struggle with complex medical issues including hospice, home health, crisis intervention, case management, re-entry probationers, and parolees with co-occurring issues.

    Ms. Templeman has a solid background in working with clients experiencing insurance based "target population" depression and other major psychiatric clinical challenges through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Treatment Planning, and modified Dialectic Behavioral Training (DBT). She has Level I training in EMDR as an adjunct treatment modality for PTSD. Ms. Templeman has enjoyed giving back to the community through adjunct clinical faculty appointments with one community college and two university nursing programs from 2004 through 2013.

    Ms. Templeman has provided corporate consultation services with two area psychiatric rehabilitation providers and serves on the Board of JERICHO Education for Justice and JERICHO a Voice for Justice. She is a former Board Member of the Sacramento National Association on Mental Illness.

    Litigation Support - Jeanne Templeman provides independent work as an expert witness. She is retained by counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Her services include medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Nursing
    • Mental Health
    • Psychotherapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Nursing in Correctional Health
    • Regulations
  • Case Management
  • Adult Education
  • Nursing and Mental Health Ethics
  • Licensure Enforcement Issues
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Government Relations
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    Mary Wickens, JD, CFE
    2237 Raby Road
    East Lansing MI 48823
    USA
    phone: 248-770-4906
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    Mary Wickens, JD, CFE has over 35 years experience in the Healthcare Insurance, Managed Care, and Compliance Industry. Her experience includes advising and counseling health care providers, insurers, government contractors, and others in compliance, ethics, fraud and abuse, Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Employees Plan, managed care, and other matters.

    Background Experience - Ms. Wickens is a former compliance officer for a major health insurer and former legal and compliance specialist for a CMS Medicare Program Safeguard Contractor. Also a former operations director for government programs (Medicare Part C, Medi-gap, and FEHBP) for a major HMO, she is experienced with government audits and investigations, commercial audits, as well as self-reporting and internal investigations.

    Ms. Wickens has decades of experience as in house counsel to HMOs and health insurers. She has drafted, developed, negotiated, and implemented numerous healthcare provider-payor contracts, and developed and implemented codes of conduct, ethics programs, compliance programs and numerous corrective action plans.

    Litigation Support - Mary Wickens provides litigation support, including skilled expert services, reports and testimony in federal False Claims Act cases, arbitrations, and provider-payer disputes. She is an experienced testifying expert, responsive to the needs of counsel, with excellent report writing skills. Ms. Wickens' services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medicare
    • False Claims Act (FCA)
    • Health Insurance
    • HMO
    • Medicare Advantage
    • Provider / Payor Disputes
    • Claims Audits and Appeals
    • Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP)
  • Medicare Part D
  • Government Audits
  • DME
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice
  • Managed Care Contracting
  • Anti-Kickback Compliance
  • Self-disclosures
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    4/12/2017 · Healthcare
    Health care fraud and abuse cases are often won or lost on the effective use of expert witnesses. As health care fraud cases have become more complex and technical, the scope and use of expert testimony has proliferated, and the successful use of experts is one of the lawyer's most important jobs. False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law cases all demand various types of experts to assist the trier of fact in understanding the nature of the case, the morass of rules at play, the evidence, and a variety of billing, valuation, contractual, technical, and compliance concepts. Increasingly, expert reports and testimony play a pivotal role in motions for summary judgment, as well as at trial. Experts also are used in "conference room litigation," such as mediations or negotiations between defense counsel and enforcement agencies. This article is the result of interviews with health care fraud litigators and expert witnesses in the field who identified their best practices to produce optimum outcomes for their clients.

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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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    Jonathan Wiesen, MD
    Beachwood OH USA
    phone: 551-486-6214
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    Jonathan Wiesen, MD received training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with a special focus on Medical Ethics.

    Dr. Wiesen is currently a Pulmonary and Intensive Care Attending Physician at Community Intensivists where his duties include general clinical care and workflow organization and protocol authorship. He also serves as a Medical Technology Analyst at OurCrowd where he is responsible for the Scientific and financial assessment of medical technology start up companies and provides multi-disciplinary interactions for assessments and investments.

    Dr. Wiesen has extensive academic experience with over 75 publications, including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts. He has been honored with the Teaching Excellence Award from the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, which provides clinical and hospital care and leads in research, education, and health information. He also received the Best Abstract Award, Critical Care session, at the ACCP CHEST annual conference in 2014.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Wiesen provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Hemodynamics
    • Respiratory Physiology
    • End of Life
    • Sepsis / Septic Shock
    • Pneumonia
    • COPD
    • Asthma
    • Life Support
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Smoking Related Diseases
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Triage