Estate Planning/Probate

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
  • Medical Power of Attorney (Advance Directive)
  • Guardianship Designations
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Deeds

Your estate is comprised of all your assets, real and personal property, as well as your liabilities. Estate planning is the preparation of tasks that serve to manage an individual’s asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death. Creating a plan provides protection and saves your family from having to make difficult decisions regarding your estate. By specifying your wishes in a well-laid out plan, your loved ones will be able carry out your wishes knowing that they did so as you had intended. Estate planning can also minimize gift, estate, generation skipping transfer and income tax.

Probate Services

  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration

The probate process involves the collection of the decedent’s assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and distributing property to the heirs. Probate procedures are governed by state law with the probate court overseeing the process.

Personal Injury Referrals

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Falls
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Abuse

The goal of personal injury litigation is to compensate the injured party for loses sustained as a direct result of negligent, or wrongful, conduct on the part of the other party. Personal injury is a complicated field of law that draws on many different legal theories, which is further complicated by specific timeframes that the court will allow the injured party to bring a claim. The issue of negligence is a complex one and laws vary depending upon who was negligent. Therefore, it is commonplace for an attorney to specialize in different areas of personal injury. A nurse attorney is in the best position to review your case to determine whether you may have a viable personal injury claim and then make the appropriate referral.

Litigation Support/Consultation

  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Mass and Toxic Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability

We review, evaluate, analyze medical records and perform research to assist the litigator in building or defending their case. Medical records are complex and require a high degree of aptitude to read and interpret correctly. An experienced nurse attorney will collaborate with you to strategize on the merits of the claim as well as provide all pertinent information in the most meaningful format. Such services include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Identify, organize, and analyze pertinent medical records
  • Prepare a chronology, timeline, or other summaries of documentation in the medical records
  • Provide executive summary with case strengths and weaknesses
  • Conduct medical literature searches and assist in other research as needed
  • Identify applicable standards of care in medical malpractice cases
  • Evaluate for causation and damages
  • Identify, screen, and facilitate review by expert witnesses
  • Draft or analyze Notice of Intent, Affidavit of Merit, and Affidavit of Meritorious Defense
  • Educate attorneys and clients regarding relevant medical issues
  • Identify plaintiff’s future medical needs

In addition, we offer Enterprise Risk Management (EMR) and Compliance consultation services for healthcare facilities and provider practices. Such services include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Review and drafting of Policies/Procedures
  • Education/Presentations to Staff
  • Risk Assessments
  • Compliance Assessments

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