Florida Legal Nurse Consultants

 

Beverly Bell-Proffett, RN, LNC
Company: NurseShark Consulting LLC
Title: President
6360 Wood Lake Road
Jupiter, FL 33458
Office Phone: 561.676.8998
Website: www.nursesharkconsulting.com
Email: nursesharkbev@aol.com
Years RN: 25+
Years Consultant: 6
Experience:
Extensive experience in all areas of critical care nursing including cardiothoracic, medical/surgical, burns, transplants, trauma, ER, Out-patient surgery pre & post op care.
Specialties:
Critical Care, ER, Trauma, Neurosurgery/Brain Injury, Nursing Education and development, Standards of Care.
Other Pertinent Information:
Specialist in quality medical legal consulting and analysis offered to plaintiff or defense cases including but not limited to medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and toxic tort.


Daniel Berman, RN, LNC
Company: Center for Healthcare Thinking and Innovation
95210 Woodberry Lane
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Office Phone: 904-261-2258
Alternative Phone: 772-285-6488
Website: www.healthcarefutureinnovations.net 
Email:
Years RN: 30
Years Consultant: 10
Experience:
Licensed Risk Management Consultant
Expert on Quality of Care Issues
35 years of Hospital and Facility Administration
Specialties:
Risk Management
Nursing Liability
Hospital Liability
Quality of Care
Healthcare Economist
Other Pertinent Information:
A leader in tracking quality of care issue using healthcare analytics to support case.


Rachel Cartwright, RN, MS, CNS, LHRM, FNC, CLNC
Company: Medical Legal Concepts, LLC
Title: Owner/Manager
6231 PGA Blvd., Suite 104
PMB # 243
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Office Phone: 561.627.0111
Alternative Phone: 800.976.4-MLC
Website: www.medicallegalconcepts.com
Email: rachel@MedLC.com
Years RN: 23
Years Consultant: 6
Experience:
Extensive experience with case development and trial preparation. Fluent in regulatory/compliance standards posed by JCAHO. Licensed as a Healthcare Risk Manager. Expertise in policy management and development.
Specialties:
Critical Care: ICU, Trauma, OHS; Risk reduction strategies for Healthcare facilities; Staff Development and Education: Small group or conference setting.
Other Pertinent Information:
Accepts public speaking engagements nationwide that encompass fundamental nursing documentation to complex care delivery systems including ethical and legal implications for nursing.


Elizabeth Cooper, RN, BS, CEN, LNCC, LHRM
PO Box 114
Ocoee, FL  34761
Office Phone: 877.551.9033
Email: elizabethcooper@ureach.com
Website:
Years RN: 25
Years Consultant: 6
Experience:
Currently clinically active with over 25 years of diverse clinical and managerial nursing experience, including:

Specialties:
Specializes in Emergency Nursing.  LNC and testifying expert witness.  In addition, possess tissue bank/recovery experience & management.
Other Pertinent Information:
Have reviewed cases for Plaintiff and defense.  Strong experience in pharmaceutical tort litigation.


Deborah Crews, RN, LNC
Company: Crews Consulting, LLC
Title: President
118 Gaillardia Place
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Office Phone: 904.342.6860
Alternative Phone: 904.333.5788
Website: www.CrewsLNC.com
Email: crewsconsulting@bellsouth.net
Years RN: 20
Years Consultant: 8
Experience:
L&D, Operating Room, Ante partum, NICU, Newborn, and Postpartum Charge Nurse at St. Lukes Hospital and Mayo Facility (10 years), Wolfson's Children Hospital (5yrs).
Specialties:
Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Ante partum, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neonatal Transport Team.
Other Pertinent Information:
Have consulted for large legal firms and university medical centers. Chart review, recommendations and expert witness.


Joanna Damato, RN, CLNC
Company: Omnisolutions International
Title: President
1051 NE 46 Ct
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
Office Phone: 954.489.9224
Alternative Phone: 954.461.4746
Website: www.omnisolutionsinternational.com
Email: jdamatorn@aol.com
Years RN: 21
Years Consultant: 5
Experience:
I am a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. I have over 20 years of clinical experience including invasive cardiology, cardiovascular, thoracic, neurological, and surgical nursing. I have developed policies and procedures, worked with accreditation criterions, been active in drug research studies, and have been a nurse instructor in critical care theory.
Specialties:
Specializing in extensive medical research to educate the litigation team on evidence to support the client’s claim.


Nora A. Davis, MS, ARNP, CPNP, AE-C, LNC
Company: Eagle Eye Consulting
1650 Edith Avenue
Englewood, FL 34223
Office Phone: 941 473.4902
Alternate Phone: 813 846.6897
Website:
Email: Ndavis4320@aol.com
Years RN: 21
Years Consultant: 10
Experience:
General Pediatrics Primary Care Outpatient Clinic, Pediatrics Urgent Care, Hospital General Pediatrics and Newborn Nursery, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Specialties:
Pediatric Expert.
Other Pertinent Information:
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care for 16 years.  Certified Asthma Educator for 2 years.


Susan Drehsen, RN, CNOR, CLNC
Company: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants of Tampa Bay, LLC
Title: Owner/Manager
9784 Indian Key Trail
Seminole, Florida 33776
Office Phone: 727.804.3523
Website:
Email: clnctampabay@gmail.com 
Years RN: 18
Years Consultant: 5
Experience:
CMS/Surgical regulatory/compliance and standards of care.  Risk management, peer review and quality assurance.  Eighteen years experience in critical care and perioperative nursing.
Specialties:
CNOR (National Certified Nurse Operating Room).  Certified Medicare Facility Inspector.  ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).
Other Pertinent Information:
Case development and trial preparation utilizing LexisNexis/CaseMap software programs.


Cynthia Exner, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, MLC-AALNC
700 S.E.  2nd Terrace
Pompano Beach, FL 33060-8412
Office Phone: 954.785.3443
Alternative Phone: 954.294.2320
Website:
Email: exbox700@comcast.net
Years RN: 21
Years Consultant: 9
Experience:
LNC/Expert Witness; Evening Charge RN-Operating Room; RN First Assistant, Circulating Nurse, Scrub Nurse--OR; Triage; Mentor; Policies & Procedures development; pre-op patient education & teaching; Trauma team management; Same Day Surgery.
Specialties:
MLC; CRNFA (National Certified Nurse RN First Assistant); CNOR (National Certified Nurse Operating Room); Multi-disciplinary/sub-specialties in the operating room; perioperative care of the medical/surgical patient.
Other Pertinent Information:
I provide thorough, absolute detail-oriented chart/case reviews in a user-friendly easy-to-understand format for my clients!


Paula Gicka, BSN, CCM
4412  5th Terrace So
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Office Phone: 727.415.0735
Alternative Phone: 727.866.9912
Website:
Email: pgicka@hotmail.com
Years RN: 24
Years Consultant: 6
Experience:
18+ years of Long-term care experience, with an impeccable track record during my tenures as Director of Nursing.  Medical record reviews, staff development, implemented a rehab program, wd care assessments, Assistant Administrator for Outpatient CORF, Quality Assurance Nurse, Medical/Surgical.
Specialties:
Gerontology/Long-term Care-Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living, Medical/Surgical, Case Management, Quality Assurance, Rehab, Wound Care.
Other Pertinent Information:
Certified Case Manager.  ALF CORE Training, Extended Congregate Care Training, Quality Management Training.  Professional Affiliations with the National and Tampa Bay Chapter of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.


Teresa Goss, RN, CDONA/LTC, ALNC
Company: Goss and Associates
Title: Owner/Founder
1709 NW Frontier Drive
Lake City, FL 32055
Office Phone: 386.344.5937
Website: www.gosslnc.com
Email: tnurse72@aol.com
Years RN: 8
Years Consultant: 1
Experience:
Teresa Goss is the founder and owner of Goss & Associates, a Legal Nurse Consulting Service.  She is a Registered Nurse and is certified as an Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant.  Teresa has nearly 7 years experience as a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care and holds the certification of NADONA as CDONA/LTC.
Specialties:
My experience in Long Term Care qualifies me as an expert in the field.


Shirley Grant, RNC, BS, MS in Health Law
3287-4  NW 44th
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Office Phone: 954 733.1469
Alternative Phone: 303 233.2676
Website:
Email: srg43@bellsouth.net
Years RN: 27
Years Consultant: 0
Experience:
Assessment, examination and caring for mothers during labor and delivery, post partum, ante partum and newborn care.
Specialties:
Labor & Delivery, Ante partum, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery.
Other Pertinent Information:
National Certification in Obstetrics and Fetal Monitoring.


Karen Grien, RN, CLNC, BSHA, CMSRN
Company: Treasure Coast Legal Nurse Consultants, LLC
Title: Owner/Manager
2608 SE Willoughby Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
Office Phone: 772.919.5562
Website: www.tclnc.com
Email: karen@tclnc.com
Years RN: 28
Years Consultant: 1
Experience:
I have 28 years of acute care nursing experience in medical/surgical, orthopedics, neuro and telemetry.  15 years Nursing Administration experience, JCAHO standards, writing and interpreting process and outcome standards.
Specialties:
My Specialties include Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and general surgery.  Extensive experience in JCAHO standards, writing and interpreting standards of care.
Other Pertinent Information:
Certified Medical/Surgical RN.  Have developed and implemented Stroke Guidelines for JCAHO specialty certification.  Provide easy to understand, thorough work product with a risk-free guarantee.


Debra Girts, RN, CRNA, MSN, LNC
Company: Grits Anesthesia Associates, Inc.
15210 Palm Isle Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Office Phone: 239.437.2369
Alternative Phone: 239.565.6618
Website:
Email: dgrits@comcast.net
Years RN: 40
Years Consultant: 2
Experience:
Previous experience as intensive care nurse, operating room nurse, operating room educator, operating room management, and outpatient surgery.  Currently practicing as certified registered nurse anesthetist.
Specialties:
National Certification as Nurse Anesthetist.


Marie Hernandez, RN, BSN, MSHL
8730 S.W. 133rd Avenue, Rd. #403-10
Miami, FL 33183
Office Phone: 786.662.2601 (work)
Alternative Phone: 305.408.4698 (home)
Website:
E-mail: marieh@southmiami.net
Experience:
Emergency/Trauma, Gerontology/Nursing Home, Medical Surgical, Urology/Nephrology.


Michele Holzman, RNC, CLNC
4442 Sweetleaf Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Office Phone: 850.766.0056
Website: www.findlnc.com/mholzman.htm
Email: solutions@mholzmanlnc.com
Years RN: 30
Consultant: 1
Experience:
I have worked for 10 years in Intensive Surgical/Coronary care, and the past 20 years as a Nationally Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse.  I continue to practice in Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Recovery Room, and Triage.  I also provide staff education in Labor Support/ Childbirth, and have taught many patients and families in the community.  Through the experience of acting Pain Liaison for the hospital, I am a spokesperson for policy and procedures, participating in chart audits for standards compliance issues.
Specialties:
Surgical/Coronary ICU - 10 Years, OB- Labor and Delivery/OR - 20 years, Pain Liaison/ chart audits - 10 Years.
Other Pertinent Information:
The added benefit of being bilingual in Spanish has enabled me to be a primary caregiver for Hispanic clients, also providing references and courses in Spanish for healthcare professionals.  As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, and active member of the National Alliance of Legal Nurse Consultants, I continue to uphold the high level of quality professionalism in my work product.  I provide services in all aspects of medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, toxic tort, and worker's compensation cases.


Deborah E. Kurtz, RNC, LNC
1133 Coleman Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34232
Office Phone: 941.228.9198
Website:
Email: babynursedeb@gmail.com
Years RN: 25
Years LNC: 1st
Experience:
I have 14 years of care, assessment, examination of the newborn infant.
Specialties:
My 9 years of level 2 nursery and 4 years of well newborn nursery experience qualifies me as an expert in the field.
Other Pertinent Information:
I am Nationally Certified in Low Risk Neonatal Nursing.


Janet F. Lane, RN, CLNC
Company: Medical Legal Consulting of Central Florida
3603 S. Belcher Drive
Tampa, Florida 33629
Office Phone: 813.835.9893
Alternative Phone: 813.831.5613
Website: www.nursejan.com
Email: jlane007@tampabay.rr.com
Years RN: 29
Years Consultant: 7
Experience:
Since 1981 I have worked in NICU's across the United States.  I also worked in the delivery room resuscitating, stabilizing and assigning the APGARS of newborns.
Specialties:
My specialty is in labor and delivery negligence, and in birth trauma.  I also do cases involving IV infiltrates and I am a member of the Infusion Nurses Society.
Other Pertinent Information:
I do DNA draws, completed the SANE-A course through the University of California, and audit hospital bills.


Anne LeCates, RN, MS, CRRN, CCM, MSCC, QRP
Company: Managed Care Consultants
Title: President
18601 Kitty Hawk Ct
Port St Lucie FL 34987
Office Phone: 772.284.7670
Website:
Email: ahlright@aol.com 
Years RN: 33
Years Consultant: 22
Experience:
LNC providing medical records retrieval/abstract, medical records summary services, life care planning, case management, screening, forensic analysis of medical records for malpractice, product liability, personal injury, and workers' compensation cases for plaintiff or defense firms nationally. Experienced with expert testimony, trial preparation and depositions, confidential work products prep, expert opinion reports, live testimony, literature/standards research, and trial exhibit production. Experienced with over 75 cases, plaintiff and defense, multiple trials.
Specialties:
Case management, discharge planning, home health care, rehab nursing, workers compensation, expert opinions, seasoned to depositions live testimony
Other Pertinent Information:
Active clinical practice 32 yrs, plaintiff and defense experience in over 12 states, references available on request


Leslie Liedy, RN, BSN
1929 Celtic Court
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Office Phone: 850.980.3551
Alternative Phone: 850.656.3424
Website:
Email: mamaotwins@gmail.com
Years RN: 4
Years Consultant: 0
Experience:
Good communication skills; home office; good organization skills.
Specialties:
Critical Care; Outpatient Surgery.


Lisa Meyers, CRNA, MS, APRN, BSN
Company: Anesthetica, Inc.
Office Phone: 239.777.9243
Alternative Phone: 239.352.0737
Website: www.anesthetica.com
Email: anesthetica@hotmail.com
Years RN: 20
Years Consultant: 3
Experience:
Critical Care, ICU RN, Nurse Anesthetist 16 years for neonates, children and adults all specialties for Major Medical Centers, Outpatient Centers, Rural Hospitals, and Plastic Surgeon Offices. Provides multiple General, Spinal, Epidural, and Local Anesthetics for a variety of procedures (in-patient and out-patients).
Specialties:
Multiple Specialties: Cardio, Neuro, Vascular, General, Orthopedics, OB/GYN, Urology, EENT, GU, Plastics and Cosmetic Plastics in Office, Pediatrics, Dentistry Anesthesia, and Endoscopy.


Mary Meyers, RN, JD
Company: MeyersConsulting, LLC
Title: Nurse Consultant
3137 NW  57th Place
Gainesville, FL 32653
Office Phone: 352.374.6738
Website: www.findLNC.com/mary_meyers.htm
Email: meyersconsulting@cox.net
Years RN: 28
Years Consultant: 4
Experience:
Critical care 18 yrs; HMO RN 10 yrs; Telephone triage 10 yrs; BS, MHSA, JD.
Specialties:
Critical care, telemetry, HMO: utilization review and preauthorizations, telephone triage.


Cynthia Price, RN, CLNC
Company: Price Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
2078 Grasmere Drive
Apopka, FL 32703
Office Phone: 407.880.9760
Website: www.pricelegalnurse.com
Email: winningcases@pricelegalnurse.com
Years RN: 8
Years Consultant: 2
Experience:
I have traveled around the United States working as a travel nurse in many different healthcare facilities. Therefore, I have insight into the inner workings of the healthcare systems.
Specialties:
Cardiac Critical Care, Medical Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor.


Marlene Slaght Morrissey, RN, LNC
Company: MSM Consulting Services
27382 St. Martin Lane
Ramrod Key, FL 33042
Office: 305 872.8839
Alternative Phone: 305 240.2992
Website:
Email: msmrn52@comcast.net
Years RN: 19
Years Consultant: 1st
Experience:
My experience extends to the Cardiothoracic Surgical ICU, Burn ICU, Medical
ICU, Hemodialysis, Infection Control and In-service Coordinator in a
Skilled Nursing Facility, and IME report assessor for an IME vendor.
Specialties:
Admission and care of immediate post-op open hearts, admission and care of
burn victims, infection control epidemiology, and ICU preceptor.
Other Pertinent Information:
My experience as an RN in multiple arenas gives me a broad knowledge
base, and an intimate knowledge of hospitals, SNF's, and outpatient
facilities.


Marie-Pierre San Martano, RN, MS, CPAN, CLNC
Office Phone: 954.865.9163
Website:
Email: sanmartano@aol.com 
Years RN: 27
Years Consultant: 2
Experience:
ER (Trauma Center ), Triage Telemetry, Orthopedic, Neurologic, Gynecologic, Abdominal, and General Surgical Units, Pre Admission Testing, Pre Op Holding, Pacu.
Specialties:
Review charts, Participate in QI Process, Interpret labs and EKG, Asses, admit, and discharge patients, Provide pre op and post op care according to ASPAN standards, Charge Nurse in pre op holding organizing scheduled and emergency cases.
Other Pertinent Information:
Certified French Interpreter for the Memorial System ACLS, PALS Member of AALNC Chair of the unit based collaborative leadership committee Member of the clinical ladder committe.


Sheree M. Saroff, RN, BSN, MBA, CLC, MSCC
Company: Saroff Consulting
Title: Legal Nurse Consultant
1778 Captiva Drive
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Office Phone: 727.418.7313
Website: www.legalnursesc.com
Email: info@legalnursesc.com
Years RN: 25
Years Consultant: 5
Experience:
Clinical experience in intensive care units, emergency rooms, and general surgery unit; worked in medical device companies to design products with nurses and physicians in many area including but not limited to emergency room, intensive and intermediate care, medical/surgical, operating room, outpatient surgery centers, orthopedics, ENT, neurosurgery, spine, and cardiothoracic.
Specialties:
Pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, medical malpractice, toxic tort, wrongful death, Medicare Set-Aside Allocations, Plaintiff and Defense.
Other Pertinent Information:
Worked on pharmaceutical product liability cases; Computer proficiency includes Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified; Add specialized medical expertise to your team.


Penny Shifrin, RN, BSN, ASLNC, CCRC
426 South Country Club Drive
Atlantis, FL 33462
Office Phone: 561.436.5989
Website:
Email: pen11rn@aol.com
Years RN: 27
Years Consultant:
Experience:
Medical and surgical nursing.  Neurology, cardiology, Psychiatry, Home care, Certified research coordinator.  Been involved in numerous pharmaceutical trials with many companies and many different areas of study.
Other Pertinent Information:
Interested in Maritime law and liability.


Lynn A. Thaxton, RN, BS, NHA, CALA, LNC
Company: Fast Lane Consulting, LLC
Title: Owner
5600 SW 5th Street
Plantation, FL 33317
Office Phone: 843.298.0187
Website:  www.legalnurseexpert.net
Email: lynn_thaxton@roadrunner.com
Years RN: 29
Years Consultant: 7
Experience:
Long term care, skilled care, assisted living, home health.
Specialties:
Skilled nursing home and assisted living cases. Expert witness review.
Other Pertinent Information:
I have 25 years of experience in administration of nursing homes and assisted living venues.


Margaret R. Vallhonrat, RN, BSN Paralegal, LNC
10825 SW 75 Street
Miami, Florida 33173
Office Phone: 305-951-4739
Alternative Phone: 305-598-8969 FAx
Website:
www.margaretvallhonratlnc.com
Email: bottm@bellsouth.net
Years RN: 24
Years Consultant: 0
Experience:
Over 24 years of experience as a nurse.  Worked in a hospital setting both during my nursing training and after graduation in oncology, medical surgical and home health fields.  Experience as a Director of Nursing and Administrator for several Home Health Agencies.  Obtained a paralegal certificate and received a short internship at a local law firm.  Fluent in compliance standards for AHCA.  Fluent in Spanish and English.
Specialties:
Medical surgical, home health geriatrics and children and adults with disabilities (Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).
Other Pertinent Information:
Member of Sigma Theta Tau since graduation from Nursing School and Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.  Being bilingual in Spanish has allowed me to be a primary caregiver to our Hispanic clients in the home health setting, providing them with instruction on their disease process.


Hilary T. Watson, RN, BS, MAOM, CLNC
Company: HT Watson & Associates
204  37th Avenue, #267
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Office Phone: 727.641.5140
Website:
Email: htwatson@tampabay.rr.com
Years RN: 25
Years Consultant:
Experience:
Diabetes/Nutrition, Education, Home Health, Intensive Care, Infection Control/AIDS/Public Health/Epidemiology, Medical/Surgical.
Specialties:
Ethics; Medical Malpractice; Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice; Plaintiff/Defense; Personal Injury, Plaintiff; Personal Injury, Plaintiff/Defense; Product Liability, Plaintiff; Product Liability, Plaintiff/Defense; Toxic Torts, Workers' Compensation.


Althea A. McLeish Wilson, RN, CLNC
Company: Stareagle Enterprise
Title: Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
12960 SW 21 Street
Miramar, FL 33027
Office Phone: 954.243.9804
Website: www.stareagleclnc.com
Email: stareagle@balaindustries.com
Years RN: 21
Experience:
Pediatric ER, Medical/Surgical Pediatrics, Pedi ICU, Nursing Supervisor, Homecare Field RN.
Specialties:
Pediatrics, Pediatric ER, Homecare, Mother and Baby.
Other Pertinent Information:
ENPC, TNCC, PALS, ACLS


Cheryl Wolfe, RN, CLNC
Company: Omnisolutions International
Title: President
1051 NE 46 Ct
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
Office Phone: 954.489.9224
Alternative Phone: 954.263.2687
Website: www.omnisolutionsinternational.com
Email: cwolfern@bellsouth.net
Years RN: 22
Years Consultant: 5
Experience:
I am a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. I have more than 19 years of clinical experience including the specialties of pain management and cardiovascular, thoracic, and surgical intensive care nursing. I'm currently dedicated to retrospective medical chart review and examination to ensure that patients have received quality patient care and the application of appropriate current standards of care to all patient populations.
Specialties:
I specialize in pain management and cardiovascular, thoracic, and surgical intensive care nursing.


Livedrive Simple, Secure Online Backup