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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
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
  • View Dr. Turkington's Consulting Profile.
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    Caron W. Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP
    Caron Jones
    344 Singing Hills Drive
    Pittsboro NC 27312
    phone: 919-699-0766
    Caron Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP, serves as an Expert Witness for Nursing Litigation involving OB / GYN, L&D, ER, ICU / CCU, and Urgent Care cases. A Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Jones has over 34 years of experience. Her practice includes 12 years of advanced practice serving Women and 13 years of Emergency Room, Trauma, Intensive care, Critical Care, and Labor & Delivery / Birth Center Management. She also has over 8 years of High Risk Obstetrics / Labor & Delivery, Emergency Room, and Trauma experience.

    Ms. Jones has been honored with the Outstanding Emergency Nurse award from the Peninsula Emergency Council and the Govenor’s Nomination for Most Outstanding Nurse for EMS.

    • American College of Nurse Midwives
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • NC Chapter of American College of Nurse Midwives
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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC
    12081 W. Alameda Pkwy
    Suite 251
    Lakewood CO 80228
    phone: 720-308-7880
    fax: 303-988-3236
    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC is a Registered Nurse and has been working in the Emergency Department for more than 25 years. A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with a detail-oriented approach, Ms. Anderson is knowledgeable about all aspects of Hospital Care and Standards of Care for Physicians, Nurses and Ancillary Personnel.

    Ms. Anderson's background experience includes work in the Emergency Department of Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center, a level I Trauma Center and in the Emergency Department at Saint Anthony Hospital Central in Denver, Colorado, a level I Trauma Center where she helped initiate the Hyperbaric Medicine program. For 15 years, she worked as a staff RN, Charge RN and Assistant Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Littleton Adventist Hospital - Littleton, Colorado, a level II Trauma Center. There, she helped with the expansion and reconstruction of the current Emergency Department facility.

    Ms. Anderson has been retained as an Expert 27 times. Her litigation support services include chart review for merit, chronologies, medical care research, Independent Medical Assessments, and more. Ms. Anderson's services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Emergency Department Care
    • Inpatient Hospital Care
    • Trauma, Cardiac, Neurological Emergency
    • Adult, Pediatric, and Infant Care
  • Triage & Documentation
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Worker's Compensation
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    Diane Meehan and Associates
    Diane Meehan, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC
    208 Chelsea St
    Staten Island NY 10307
    phone: 646-496-2809
    Diane Meehan RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC, is a clinically active Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Meehan has over 35 years of clinical experience in Hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Health, Primary Care, and Academia. Her experience includes Assistant Professor of Nursing, Hospice Coordinator, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    A frequent presenter, Dr. Meehan has delivered numerous presentations on Advanced Pediatric Assessment and other topics within her expertise at medical centers and nursing conventions in her area. She serves as a Mentor / Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and Disability.

    Litigation Support - As a Legal Nurse Consultant, Dr. Meehan reviews and analyzes cases to assess merit, saving time and resources. She prepares in-depth literature searches that provide the foundation for case development. Dr. Meehan is proficient in summarizing medical records and in the preparation of reports to bolster a position. She is experienced in cases dealing with Nurse Practitioner and Medical malpractice, in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

    Dr. Meehan is experienced as both a Testifying and Consulting Expert for the NY State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline. She is a frequent Presenter, Mentor/Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and disability.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiopulmonary Diseases
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Stroke
    • Nursing Homes
    • End of Life
    • Failure to Diagnose
  • Informed Consent
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Physical Examination Performance
  • Assessing Risk for Anesthesia
  • Airway Risk Factors
  • Sleep Apnea
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    Donna S. Jones, RN
    1864 Gordon Manor NE
    Atlanta GA 30307
    phone: 404-290-2733
    DSJ & Associates provides an array of expert, medical legal nurse consulting services that include: nursing negligence and malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death, as well as Medical Care Review and Nursing Care Review for merit and Medical Record Review for adherence for Hospital Standard of Care, and Nursing Standard of Care for plaintiff, defense and insurance companies.

    Donna has over 40 years experience in Critical Care, Respiratory ICU, Cardiac Care, Progressive Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Emergency Department and remains clinically active in Critical Care. She maintains current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Principles and Practices in Pain Management, NIH Stroke Scale and Patient Restraints.

    For more information on DSJ's and Donna's background and experience go to:

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    Excelsior Medical Consultants
    Elizabeth D'Alesio
    12 Mowry St.
    Mendon MA 01756
    phone: 508-561-2021
    Ms. Elizabeth D'Alesio has 30 years experience in ICU, including Medical, Surgical and Acute Care. She is ICU certified. She has managed the ICU and telemetry floor which includes bed monitoring. Ms. D'Alesio has also been involved with creating policy/procedure to meet JACHO requirements as well as ongoing recruiting of new ICU staff. She has served on the ethics committee for four years while in management.

    Ms. D'Alesio is currently employed at the Reproductive Science Center of Milford and Milford Regional Medical Center where she administers Conscious Sedation, assists physicians with pacemakers, arteriograms and picc lines for septic
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    Lois G. Hawkins, RN, CLNC
    2266 South Dobson Road
    Suite 200
    Mesa AZ 85202
    phone: 480-306-6389
    fax: 480-393-4623
    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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    Jennifer Johnson, APRN, AFN-BC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P
    PO Box 2607
    Mission KS 66201
    phone: 913-660-8491
    Jennifer L. Johnson, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, AFN-BC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P

    • (WHNP-BC) Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
    • (SANE-A) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Adult and Adolescent, Certified
    • (SANE-P) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Pediatrics, Certified
    • (CFN) Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner
    • Program Coordinator, Hospital Based Comprehensive Forensic Nursing Program
    Litigation Experience - Ms. Johnson has consulted on medical malpractice, medical negligence, and criminal cases across the US.

    Services - Jennifer Johnson is available to assist attorneys with identifying injury, relevant records, and anatomical drawings, and medical literature reviews.

    Subject Matter Expertise:
    • Nursing Policy and Procedures
    • Child Abuse / Neglect
    • Elder Abuse
    • Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes
    • Informed Consent
    • Patient's Rights
    • Infusion Nursing
  • Obstetrics / Gynecology
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Military Court Marshall: Sexual Assault
  • Physical Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Strangulation
  • View Jennifer Johnson's Consulting Profile.
    4/3/2015 · Nursing
    Forensic nurses are faced with making an ethical decision when an unconscious patient presents with signs of sexual assault. If the patient is unable to consent, the nurses need to decide whether or not to perform a forensic exam. Hospitals have policies in place regarding consent for emergency care, but not all of them consider the collection of forensic evidence. The window of opportunity for forensic collection may disappear before contacts are made or proper consent is established. Ethical, legal, and policy considerations that complicate this scenario are discussed.

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    Mary Meinhard
    PO Box 704
    June Lake CA 93529
    phone: 760-648-1115
    fax: 760-648-1125
    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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    Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP, LNC
    615 N 137th Street
    Seattle WA 98133
    phone: 425-367-2275
    Karen Wilkinson MN, ARNP, LNC is a Legal Nurse Consultant and Paralegal with over 30 years of nursing experience and 20 years of nursing faculty experience. Over those 30 years she has worked in various settings including adult intensive care, medical/surgical, oncology, GYN, infant ICU, special care nursery, OB/post-partum, community health/home care, and pediatric ICU and acute care.

    As a nurse practitioner and paralegal, Ms. Wilkinson has cultivated an excellent relationship between law and medicine. She is uniquely qualified to assess both the medical and nursing issues in a case and has critically analyzed thousands of medical records. Ms. Wilkinson is available to screen cases for merit, define standards of care, identify causation, and generally assist attorneys at both deposition and trial.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Nursing Care Issues
    • Medical Care Issues
    • Ancillary Care Issues
    • Inner Workings of Hospitals
    • JCAHO Accreditation
    • Pain Assessment & Management
    • Neurodevelopmental Issues
  • Staffing
  • Delegation
  • Managed Care
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Life Care Plans
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medication Error
  • View Karen Wilkinson's Consulting Profile.