Indiana Legal Nurse Consultants



Audrey A. Augustinovicz, MJ, BSN, RN, LNC, EMT-DIA
Company: A Healthy Connection, LLC
Title: Legal Nurse Consultant
Address: P.O. BOX 38
McCordsville, Indiana 46055
Office Phone: 765.278.6162
Website:
Email: aaaugie38@yahoo.com
Years RN: 20yrs + Bedside
Years Consultant: 15yrs+
Experience:
Emergency Department, Trauma, Prehospital, ICU's, Critical Care, PEDS, Home Care, Hospice, Education, IV Therapy.
Specialties:
Emergency Department, Trauma, Prehospital, ICU's, Critical Care, PEDS, Home Care, Hospice, Education, IV Therapy.
Other Pertinent Information:
Screen cases for merit; Assess issues of damage and causation; Determine applicable standards of care; Review and analyze documents and compare them to the allegations.

Screen for record tampering; Identify qualified expert witnesses to consult or testify on your case; Prepare witness and exhibit lists.

Interview witnesses and involved parties; Conduct a literature search and prepare a summary brief; Evaluate the possible breach of duty on the part of the health care provider or facility.

Attend independent medical examinations; Prepare persuasive graphic exhibits or multi-media presentations for use at trial; Assist with the preparation for depositions and trials.

Develop collaborative case strategies with your firm; Provide support during discovery, depositions, trial and other legal proceedings.

Member of Emergency Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Indiana State Nurses Association, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Emergency Medical Services, Victims Advocacy Program, Nominated Ball State Nursing Alumni 2000, and Nominated for Nurse of the Year for State of Indiana 2008.


Shirley Daugherty, RN, CLNC, RAC-CT
Company: Daugherty & Associates, Medical-Legal Nurse Consulting
4319 W. Clara Lane, No. 232
Muncie, IN 47304
Office Phone: 765.215.7965
Website:
Email: shirley.daugherty@comcast.net
Years RN: 13
Years Consultant: 1
Experience:
13 years Long Term Care- Director of Nursing, Asst Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, MDS Consultant, Charge Nurse.
Specialties:
Geriatrics, Long Term Care, Medicare.


Julie R. Gunn, RN, CLNC
Company: J.R. Gunn & Associates
P.O. Box 946
Greenwood, IN 46142
Office Phone: 317.881.CLNC (2562)
Website: www.jrgunnandassociates.com
Email: jewel53@comcast.net
Years RN: 34
Years Consultant: 1
Experience:
OB-Gyn primarily outpatient experience with special emphasis in patient education and clinic management.  Experienced in Long Term Care as Director of In-service Education and Director of Nursing.
Specialties:
I am qualified to assess and critique healthcare and healthcare delivery systems.  I am knowledgeable  regarding standards of care and recognize deviations.
Other Pertinent Information:
Also a member of:
1. The National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
2. Association of Women's Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)


M. Jan Keffer, PhD, APRN, BC
Associate Professor, Part Time, Adult Nurse Practitioner
4425 Devonshire Court
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Office Phone: 812.877.7735
Alternative Phone: 812.249.8987
Website:
Email: jkeffer@attglobal.net
Years RN: 44
Years Consultant: 8
Experience:
Professor, Indiana University, Teaching in MSN programs.  Adult Nurse Practitioner, Work in occupational health, university student health, family practice, indigent clinic, wellness clinic.  Work in Social security disability. Work in malpractice reviews.
Specialties:
Standards of Care for Nurse Practitioners, Orthopedic, Occupational Health, Advanced Practice Nursing, Family Practice.
Other Pertinent Information:
My doctoral and research work has focused on end of life care and end of life decision making for patients and families.


Jason Lynch, RN, LNC
Company: J. Lynch & Associates, LLC
Title: President & CEO
12425 Meeting House Rd.
Carmel, IN 46032
Office Phone: 314.306.4401
Alternative Phone: 888.761.3988
Website: www.jlynchassociates.com
Email: JLynchAssociates@gmail.com
Years RN: 7
Years Consultant: 2
Experience:
J. Lynch and Associates provides services from screening for merit through identification of expert witnesses and preparation for depositions and trial.  We are a full-service company where the client is first and quality is assured.  Our Associates have over 50-years of nursing experience in over 25 specialty areas.
Specialties:
Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization, Electrophysiology (EP), Noninvasive Cardiology, STEMI Care (Heart Attack), Telemetry/Step Down Units, Post Open Heart Care, Cardiac/Medical/Surgical/Trauma ICU, Cardiac Arrest Management, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Emergency Department, EMS, Trauma, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Nursery, NICU, PICU, Hospice, LTC, Oncology.
Other Pertinent Information:
Founded upon the core values of: Dignity, Respect, Quality, Integrity and Stewardship, J. Lynch & Associates strives to provide each client with exceptional service.


Julie J. Myers, RN, CLNC
Company: Julie J. Myers
1835 N. 975 W
Markleville, IN 46056
Office Phone: 765.533.2006
Alternative Phone: 765.533.1610
Website:
Email: jjmyers@hrtc.net
Years RN: 22
Years Consultant:
Experience:
22 years of experience as a nurse working primarily in the hospital setting.  Experience at the bedside as well as in management.  Professionally trained to review medical-related cases with attorneys.  Up-to-date insight into the inner workings of a hospital.

►  Assess and critique healthcare on a daily basis.
►  Review of medical records.
►  Knowledgeable on standards of care and able to quickly identify deviations.

Specialties:
I am currently working in the hospital setting.  My areas of expertise areTrauma and Emergency Med.  Critical Care, Medical/Surgical, Geriatric, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and ASU.  I work plaintiff/defense, medical malpractice, nursing malpractice, personal injury, insurance, products liability, toxic tort, disability, workers compensation.  Any other cases involving medical or nursing issues.  Criminal cases.  MY WORK IS GUARANTEED.
Other Pertinent Information:
Services: Identify adherences to and from the applicable standards of care.  Assist with discovery by preparing interrogatories and request for production.  Help assess injuries and identify causation issues and contributing factors.  Attend and report on IMEs.  Detect tampering within medical records.  Point out potential defendants.  Facilitate preparation of exhibits and other demonstrative evidence.  Prepare questions for deposition or trial examination.  Locate expert witnesses.


Anne Root, RN, LNC
Company: Squareroot Enterprises
Title: Owner
9121 Sheffield Ave-#5
Dyer, IN 46311
Office Phone: 219.558.0209
Alternative Phone: 708.7870.4987
Email: squarerootinc@juno.com 
Years RN: 28
Years Consultant: 10
Experience:
I have worked in surgical intensive care and the operating room.  I also have experience in same day surgery.
Specialties:
All types of surgical cases.  The majority of my nursing has been in the operating room.
Other Pertinent Information:
As far as the legal nurse consulting I have done, it has included reviewing medical records, reviewing cases for merit, affidavits, testifying (depositions and trial) as an expert witness in both plaintiff and defense cases, IMEs, medical and nursing research.


Carolyn S. Turner, RN, CLNC
Company: RLB & Associates, LLC
8401 Greenview Drive
Muncie, IN 47304
Office Phone: 765 759.9521
Fax: 765 759.7949
Website:
Email: csturner8401@hotmail.com
Years RN: 24
Years Consultant: 1
Experience:
Ambulatory Care/Outpatient, Dialysis, Intensive Care, Intravenous Therapy, Pulmonary, Medical Surgical and Obstetrics.
Specialties:
Ambulatory Care/Outpatient, Dialysis, Intensive Care, Intravenous Therapy, Pulmonary, Medical Surgical and Obstetrics.
Other Pertinent Information:
Criminal, Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff/Defense, Personal Injury, Plaintiff/Defense, Product Liability, Plaintiff/Defense, Workers' Compensation.


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