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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 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, 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. Certification from National Institute Health Stroke Scale NIHSS

For more information on DSJ's and Donna's background and experience go to: http://www.linkedin.com/in/donnajonesrn

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Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP
Seattle WA
USA
phone: 425-367-2275
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Karen Wilkinson MN, ARNP brings a unique blend of over 30 years of clinical nursing experience with her nursing faculty experience and paralegal background to offer many services to attorneys.

Ms. Wilkinson provides services in medical and nursing malpractice cases, general negligence / personal injury cases, product liability cases, toxic torts and environmental cases, worker’s compensation and workplace related injury cases, criminal cases, and any case where health, illness, or injury is an issue. She works as a consulting expert, a testifying expert, and/or a Life Care Planner to provide you with case chronologies, expert reports and declarations, medical billing review, declarations, IME attendance, and many other services.

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
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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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    Rebecca E. Czarnik, RN, MS, CLNC, LNCP-C, CMSP
    15025 Broili Dr.
    Reno NV 89511-9260
    USA
    phone: 775-853-1125
    fax: 775-201-1617
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    Becky Czarnik, RN, MS, CLNC, LNCP-C, CMSP, Owner, Sierra Nurse Consultants, is a certified as a Nurse Life Care Planner, Legal Nurse Consultant, and a Medicare Secondary Payor Professional.

    As a Nurse Life Care Planner, Becky has worked with patients with serious illness and injury for over 30 years, and uses this experience to build Life Care Plans to assist clients to regain their highest level of independence post catastrophic injury or illness. Her primary focus is on individuals with catastrophic injuries including:
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Multiple Trauma
    • Brain Injury
    • Amputations
  • Personal Injury/Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Burns
  • Stroke
  • Litigation Support – Becky Czarnik is retained by plaintiffs and defendants to prepare Life Care Plans, Life Care Plan Critiques, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews since 2008.

    Expert Services Include:
    • Life Care Plans
    • Special Needs Trust Review
    • Life Care Plan Critique
    • Medical Cost Projections
    • Medicare Set Asides
    We are in the business of providing reports with depth and clarity to assist our clients to make decisions about the direction of their cases.

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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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    Legal Nurse Consultant and Healthcare Executive
    Harrison New York USA
    phone: 914-552-2277
    fax: 914-921-6467
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    Georgia Persky Legal Nurse Consultant Expert PhotoGeorgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a Columbia University trained nurse researcher with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of senior leadership in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Health organizations. She also has 20 years of Surgical Nursing and Operating Room experience. Dr. Persky has expertise in the micro issues in nursing for adult patient care and the broad management, quality, and regulatory issues in hospitals. 

    Background Experience - Dr. Persky served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for the past 25 years and most recently at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Patient Care Services, Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750-bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient care units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient care employees.

    Litigation Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence-based reports. She has testifying experience in malpractice and personal injury cases, as well as, with human resource and employee discrimination with an ability to attest to standards of care in clinical litigation. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for the plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how heath care organizations work.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Nursing Standards of Care
    • Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing
    • Surgical and Perioperative Nursing
    • Quality and Risk Management
    • Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention
    • Hospital Policy and Procedure
    • Medication Safety
    • Medical Device Safety
    • Hospital Administration
    • State, Federal, Joint Commission Regulatory Compliance

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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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    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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    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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    Pediactric Nurse Practitioner
    Philadelphia PA USA
    phone: 215-840-6000
    fax: 215-492-8119
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    Paula Deaun Jackson RN, MSN, CRNP, LNC, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in Community Health, Primary Care, Pre-Anesthesia Assessment, Urology, and Behavioral Health.

    Ms. Jackson is an Independent Grant Reviewer for the Department of Health and Human Services. A Childcare Health and Safety Consultant, she has experience as a level III clinical nurse in post-surgical care and trauma, adolescence, and telephone triage.

    Ms. Jackson provides staff training and development of parent/child health education programs and assists with on-site assessments of health and safety practices of childcare and school staff.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Jackson provides technical assistance and staff development to the Child Care Industry and attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. As a Legal Nurse Consultant specializing in pediatric medical record review, her cases involve Health and Safety Liability Issues. Services include case feasibilities, chronologies, exhibit preparation, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pediatrics/Adolescents
    • Life Care Assessments & Planning
    • Perinatology
    • Neonatology
    • Pediatric Urology
  • Geriatrics / Adult Health
  • Occupational Medicine
  • School Health Safety
  • Child Care Health and Safety Consultation
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    Dawn Cook
    RN, LNCP-C, CLCP, LNC
    1001 E Sunset Rd #97553
    Las Vegas NV 89193
    United States
    phone: 702-544-2159
    fax: 702-543-7133
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    Dawn L. Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse triple certified in life care planning. 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 400 expert reports and has testified at deposition or trial at state court or Federal Court. As a life care planner, Ms. Cook prepares Life Care Plans, Life Care Plan Rebuttals, 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 Rebuttals
    • Future Medical Cost Projections
    • Reasonableness of Medical Bills
    • Consulting
    • Plaintiff and Defense work
    • Deposition and Trial Testimony experience

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    Constance Paine, RN,CCRN, LNCC
    4058 Hegg St.
    San Diego CA 92115
    USA
    phone: 619-997-8407
    fax: 619-255-9501
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    Constance J. Paine CCRN, LNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant with over 40 years of nursing experience. Ms. Paine offers comprehensive services to the legal community in cases involving Critical Care, Interventional Radiology, Medical Surgical, and Discharge Planning. She is currently the Principal at CP LegalMed Consulting and a Staff Nurse in ICU at UC San Diego Health System.

    Ms. Paine has been retained as a nursing expert over 70 times for actions involving Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Product Liability. She provides non-biased opinions for attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. Ms. Paine is available to identify causation and damages issues and attend IME's. Her services also include assessment, review, analysis, and research of medical cases, and education of nursing standard of care issues.

    Areas of Specialization:
    • Hospital Policy & Procedure
    • Open Heart Surgery Patients
    • Pacemaker / Implantable Defibrillator Management
    • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps
    • Continuous Dialysis
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Ventilated Patients - acute and chronic
  • Stroke Care
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Epidural Catheters
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Fall Risk Management
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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

    23036 Cassano Drive
    Laguna Niguel CA 92677
    USA
    phone: 951-205-3077
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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP is a Correctional Healthcare Consultant with over 33 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration in a variety of healthcare venues.

    In her role as Deputy Agency Director for the Orange County Health Care Agency, Ms. Pearson was responsible for all medical and mental health care provided in the Orange County (California) adult and juvenile detention facilities. The adult jail system ranks in the "top ten" in terms of size in the country, with an average daily population of over 6,000 inmates. She has been honored as a National Award Recipient for Excellence in Executive Leadership at the 2016 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Awards (Giving Excellence Meaning).

    An expert in her field, Ms. Pearson delivers seminars and lectures on Correctional Healthcare topics around the country. In 2017, she spoke on “The Art of Managing Regulatory Inspections,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare in Chicago, IL, on “Clinical Management for High-Risk Patients in this Litigious Environment,” to the American Correctional Health Services Association in San Jose, CA, and “Sticking Together: A Cohesive Correctional Healthcare Delivery System,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, NV.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Pearson previously provided Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death case reviews as an in-house consultant for two law firms in the Midwest. She currently consults on policy and procedure development and comprehensive correctional health system review and recommendations.

    Ms. Pearson has served as a correctional healthcare expert witness in over 35 cases in the past four years. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and includes comprehensive written reports for both federal and state cases, standard of care evaluation, and correctional health care deviation identification.
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    Comprehensive Medical Legal Services, LLC
    Sandra Gardner, BSN, RN, LNC, CNLCP
    Liberty MO 64068
    USA
    phone: 816-260-0402
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    Sandra Gardner, BSN, RN, LNC, CNLCP, Founder and Owner of Comprehensive Medical Legal Services, LLC offers Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse Life Care Planning, and Medical Record Review services.

    Ms. Gardner concurrently works with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as Service Coordinator for the Bureau of Special Health Care Needs. In this role, she oversees case management, authorizing in-home services for children with special needs, coordinating families with resources for DME and other services, and serving as liaison between families and physicians.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Gardner provides support for cases involving Medical Care and Malpractice. Her services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. Her services and expertise include:
    • Organizing and Summarizing Medical Records
    • Medical Chronologies
    • Life Care Planning
    • Managed Care for Hospice Patients
    • Managed Care for Palliative Care Patients
    • Communicable Disease Investigation
  • Medical / Surgical Bedside Care
  • Home-based Primary Care Case Management
  • Primary Care Clinic
  • Home Telehealth Monitoring
  • Walk-in Triage
  • Patient Education
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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC
    Principal
    12081 W. Alameda Pkwy
    Suite 251
    Lakewood CO 80228
    USA
    phone: 720-308-7880
    fax: 303-988-3236
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    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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