Life Care Planning Specialists, LLC
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Customized Life Care Planning and Litigation Support Services

About Us


 

EDUCATION

University of Florida
Life Care Planning      120.0 contact hours

University of South Florida
Health Care Risk Management     144.0 contact hours

University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri                     
Juris Doctor     May 2002        GPA:   89.22/100        Class Rank:  8/155      Missouri Law Review

University of Missouri School of Nursing, Columbia, Missouri                   
Bachelor of Science in Nursing          May 1997        GPA:   3.83/4.0             

Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas                                                        
Associate Degree in Nursing              May 1995        GPA:   4.0/4.0  


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—LIFE CARE PLANNING

Certified Life Care Planner—Life Care Planning Specialists, LLC                          2015

  •  Provide life care planning and litigation support services.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—MEDICAL

Registered Professional Nurse                    Missouri & Florida                                    1995 – Current

  • Provide primary care and case management services for patients in a variety of hospital and home care settings, with a focus on neurological, surgical, developmental, and rehabilitative issues.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—PATIENT SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT

Patient Safety, Error Prevention, and Risk Management                                              2007 – 2010

  • Developed, implemented, and evaluated Patient Safety and Error Prevention initiatives.
  • Investigated, analyzed, and reported adverse incidents.
  • Reviewed, revised, and developed policies and procedures.
  • Developed and presented facility-wide education on the topics of Patient Safety, Error Prevention, and Risk Management.
  • Managed claims and litigation, at times assigning cases to outside counsel and at times personally handling adverse patient events to achieve a mutually agreeable resolution for the patient and healthcare system. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—LEGAL

Term Law Clerk--United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida      8/2005 – 8/2006

  • Reviewed pleadings and motions filed by litigants and determined appropriate rulings by performing legal research and analysis.
  • Drafted Order or Report and Recommendation granting or denying the requested relief for the Judge’s approval. 

Attorney-Medical Malpractice Defense                                                                           2002 – 2005

  • Prepared defense in medical malpractice litigation, including pre-suit and suit stages.
  • Performed legal and medical research, drafted pleadings and discovery, took/defended depositions.

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Medical Records For Florida Attorneys

Healthcare Error Prevention and Safety Management

Nursing Grand Rounds:  Anatomy of a Lawsuit: How Nursing Documentation Affects Liability