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Vast Enterprises, LLC
Timothy Luckett , BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC
President/CEO
14171 Shepherd Drive
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
USA
phone: 909-268-2126
fax: 773-945-8103
Timothy P. Luckett, BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) gives expert opinions and testimony in all types of medical malpractice cases for both Plaintiff and Defense. Mr. Luckett is a Registered Nurse Expert in Surgery, ICU, Nursing Home Neglect, Outpatient Surgery Center Matters, and Hospital Surgical Matters.

Mr. Luckett has served as a circulating nurse, RR nurse, and as a registry nurse in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Vascular and Urology Surgeries. He has given numerous laser safety lectures and is a clinical assistant for the University of California at Los Angeles, Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) program. Mr. Luckett has also served as a case consultant and reviews nurse malpractice cases for the California Board of Registered Nursing.
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Songer Evans Legal Nurse Experts
Joahnna D. Evans Budge RN, CCRN, CLNC
RN Legal Nurse Consultant, Expert Witness Experience
Offices in Bluffdale, UT & Kerman, CA
CA, UT USA
phone: 559-741-3054
fax: 18667282119
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California Office
15662 Orchard Way
Kerman, CA 93630
Utah Office
1581 W Iron Horse Blvd
Bluffdale, UT 84065
Joahnna Evans Budge RN, CCRN, CLNC (formerly Songer) is co-founder and lead Legal Nurse Consultant with Songer Evans Legal Nurse Experts. Ms. Evans Budge has 26 years of Critical Care, Emergency / Trauma, PACU/ Recovery Room, and Cardiac-Cardiovascular Surgery nursing practice at multiple university teaching hospitals, regional medical centers and level-one trauma centers. She is a specialist on CODE BLUE Issues and Procedure.

Ms. Budge actively practices in the hospital setting in Critical Care, Emergency Nursing, Nursing Supervision, Recovery Room/PACU and trauma neuro critical care. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the health care environment. She has more than 25 years of experience as both an Expert Witness & Medical-Legal Consulting Expert, reviewing medical records for case merit, case development and trial preparation.

Services Offered:
  • Critical Care / Intensive Care
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Case Screening for Merit: Screen and investigate medical-legal cases for merit; define the applicable standards of care; identify deviations from and adherences to hospital, state and nationally-accepted standards of care
  • Organize, analyze, summarize and interpret relevant medical records
  • Identify and request additional documents and tangible items relevant to the case
  • Research medical literature relevant to the case
  • Develop comprehensive case evaluations and reports for the attorney's study and case development
  • Identify and recommend potential defendants and witnesses
  • Assess alleged damages / injuries: Identify causative or contributing factors to the alleged damages/injuries
  • Review and analyze Expert Witness reports and testimony
  • Consult with health care providers
  • Attend depositions, trials, arbitration and mediation hearingsReview, analyze and summarize testimony, including past testimony
  • Prepare interrogatories, health care-related questions
  • Assist with medical / health care demonstrative evidence preparation
  • Attend IME sessions / IME reports
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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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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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    Laura Burchell-Henson
    LNC, RN, Respiratory Therapist
    P.O. Box 1229
    Lakeside CA 92040
    USA
    phone: 619-749-5476
    fax: 619-749-5185
    Laura Burchell-Henson is a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) with over 24 years combined experience in Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. Ms. Burchell-Henson has been retained in more than 600 medical related cases which includes testimony 170 times in either depositions, trial, arbitration, mediation or hearings. Ms. Burchell-Henson's Expertise Includes ICU, ER, nurse supervisor, interventional radiology, trauma, surgery, med-surg, Home Care, Nursing Home, decubitus ulcer prevention, fall prevention, IV therapy,policies & procedures & an active participant during JCAHO & DHS on-site visits. Identifies standards of care, life care plans, time-lined reports, locate experts, identify tampering of medical records, medical records review, identify cauation/damages, client interview & physical assessment.
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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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    Lynn M. Shaffer, RN, CLNC
    213 Thelma Road
    Central Square NY 13036
    USA
    phone: 315-676-2157
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    Lynn M. Shaffer, RN, CLNC®, is Registered Nurse with certification in Legal Nurse Consulting and the founder and managing member of Legal Nurse Consultants of CNY, LLC. Ms. Shaffer's 20 years of nursing experience includes clinical practice in hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician offices, and supervisory roles. She has specialized in Long Term Care / Rehabilitation for most of her nursing career.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Shaffer provides consulting and expert witness services for attorneys’ cases including criminal, disability, personal liability, toxic tort, and medical malpractice (specializing in long term care). As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, she assists insurance companies and attorneys with screening cases for merit, locating medical and nursing experts, and analyzing and interpreting medical records for both plaintiff and defense.

    Ms. Shaffer's CLNC® services also include: development of reports, timelines and chronologies to highlight the significant medical events, identify adherences to and deviations from applicable standards of care, and assess injuries and identify causation issues and pre-existing contributing factors. She also attends and reports on Independent Medical Exams in the Central New York areas.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Geriatrics Independent Medical Examinations
    • Long Term Care / Rehabilitation
    • Managed Care Medical Malpractice
    • Medical Records Review
    • Nursing Home Malpractice
    • Nursing Home Medical Malpractice
    • Nursing Home Safety
  • Nursing Home Staffing / Training
  • Nursing Homes Standards of Care
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Policy & Procedures
  • Personal Injury
  • Disability
  • Wrongful Death
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    Kathryn J. Wild
    Consultant
    10580 N. McCarran Blvd, #115
    Suite 504
    Reno NV 89503
    USA
    phone: 909-720-0961
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    Kathryn J. Wild RN, MPA, CCHP has worked in the Correctional Healthcare field for over 28 years. She has many years of experience in Clinical Nursing, supervision, management and strategic planning. Ms. Wild provides consultative reviews for detention facilities regarding the health programs they operate as well as review of medical records and expert witness work in the correctional health care field.

    Ms. Wild's background includes working with the Orange County Health Care Agency in Orange County, CA as the Deputy Agency Director of Correctional Health Services. Before that she was the Health Services Administrator for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in San Bernardino, CA.

    Ms. Wild has been retained as an expert over 100 times. Her services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Services Include:
    • Screen Cases for Merit
    • Review, Analyze and Interpret Medical Records
    • Provide Basic or Comprehensive Written Reports
    • Interpret Standards of Care, Deviation and Adherences as they relate to Correctional Health Care
    • Develop Chronological Time Lines
    • NCCHC and ACA Accreditation Preparation
    • Policy and Procedure Development
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    Jennifer Johnson, DNP, APRN, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P
    PO Box 2607
    Mission KS 66201
    USA
    phone: 913-660-8491
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    Jennifer L. Johnson, DNP, APRN, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P

    Certifications:
    • (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< 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
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    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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    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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    Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC
    PO Box 453
    Wayne City IL 62895
    USA
    phone: 618-731-5292
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    Feather & Associates, LLC are Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and seasoned medical experts dedicated to helping develop informed understanding of relevant technical medical issues of any health or injury-related case.

    Feather & Associates, LLC offers a full range of medical-legal support solutions tailored to each client engagement, including case screening and evaluation, discovery services, data Collection, organization and summarization, and case development and trial preparation. Their cases include the following:
    • Medical & Nursing Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability
    • Criminal
    • Workers Compensation
    • Workplace Injury / Illness
  • Negligence and Wrongful Death
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental
  • Probate
  • Employment
  • Disability, ADA, and Social Security
  • Founder and CEO, Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant, extensively experienced in broad areas of direct patient care, understands the nuances and subtleties of medical records and the hospital experience that are often missed by non-medical professionals. Her more than 34 years of direct healthcare experience encompasses:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Family Practice & Urgent Care
    • FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Electronic Health Record (HER)
  • Trauma Care Instructor
  • Clinical & Nursing Management
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    Excelsior Medical Consultants
    Elizabeth D'Alesio
    12 Mowry St.
    Mendon MA 01756
    USA
    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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    Donna S. Jones, RN
    1864 Gordon Manor NE
    Atlanta GA 30307
    USA
    phone: 404-290-2733
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    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: http://www.linkedin.com/in/donnajonesrn

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    Diane Meehan and Associates
    Diane Meehan, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC
    208 Chelsea St
    Staten Island NY 10307
    USA
    phone: 646-496-2809
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    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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    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 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 hundreds of expert reports and has testified at deposition or trial at state court or Federal Court.

    Dawn Cook's client list includes attorneys in Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington state.

    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. As a life care planner, she has worked with the following injuries:
    • Traumatic and Anoxic Brain Injury
    • Pediatric Brain Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Neck and Back Pain
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • CRPS
    • Dental Injuries
    • Orthopedic Injuries
    • Multiple Trauma
    • Strokes
    • Amputations
    • Kidney Transplantation
    Services include:
    • Expert Testimony
    • Life Care Plans
    • Mini/Preliminary Life Care Plans
    • Life Care Plan Critique
    • Future Medical Cost Projections
    • Reasonableness of Medical Bills
    • Consulting
    • Plaintiff and Defense work
    • Deposition and Trial Testimony experience
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