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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
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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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    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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    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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    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, APRN, AFN-BC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P
    PO Box 2607
    Mission KS 66201
    USA
    phone: 913-660-8491
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    Jennifer L. Johnson, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, AFN-BC, CFN, 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
    • (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
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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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    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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    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 B. Gloeckner, RN, MS, APN, WOCN
    1550 31 Avenue
    Moline IL 61265
    USA
    phone: 309-236-5328
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    Mary B. Gloeckner, RN, MS, APN, is a Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist who specializes in Wound Care and Ostomy Nursing. She has been a nursing consultant at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois, a 500 Bed hospital, for over 30 years.

    Ms. Gloeckner started the Wound & Ostomy Clinic (WOC) program at Trinity when she began there in 1983. She currently sits on 2 National Boards, the WOC Certification Board, and the Friends of Ostomates Worldwide. Ms. Gloeckner was also elected to sit on the International Board on Skin Tears. She was honored with receiving the 2011 Iowa Affiliate Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society's (WOCN) Nurse of the Year Award.

    Ms. Gloeckner provides litigation support service to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense. Her cases in include issues related to Wound Care and Colon and Rectal Surgery. Ms. Gloeckner is available to review medical records for standard of care and causation.

    Areas of Expertise and Consultation:
    • Wound Care
    • Decubitus Positions
    • Colostomy
    • Ileostomy
    • Urostomy
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Vascular ulcers
  • Fistulas
  • Diabetes
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    Kristy Fisher
    18017 Chatsworth St. #402
    Granada Hills CA 91344
    USA
    phone: 818- 472-3325
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    Kristy Fisher, RNC-OB, BSN, CLNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant with experience in various fields and an emphasis on High Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care. Having vast knowledge of JCAHO and state regulations pertaining to health care organizations, she is qualified to answer questions, research topics, and assist attorneys in developing and understanding medical-related issues in many types of cases.

    Ms. Fisher has supervisory experience in a high risk obstetrical unit. She is highly skilled in fetal monitor strip interpretation and has extensive knowledge of the electronic medical record.

    Kristy Fisher provides medical record review and other litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. She has the ability to explain medical concepts, verbally and in writing, in clear understandable terms.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Labor & Delivery
    • Birth Injury
    • Personal Injury
    • Toxic Torts / Environmental issues
  • Product Liability
  • Criminal Issues
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Class Action Suits
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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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