A catastrophic injury can totally alter the course of a person’s life. Depending on the type and severity of injuries sustained, a patient may require long-term care, assistive devices or other costly lifestyle modifications. In catastrophic injury cases where complex healthcare intervention and ongoing management of a chronic condition are necessary, a life care plan can be a vital supporting resource to justify the requested settlement amount and ensure the individual’s medical and non-medical needs are met.
If you are an attorney working on a case involving a patient who sustained a life-altering injury, consulting a skilled life care planner can be of immense value. The role of a life care planner is to perform in-depth research and provide an objective, detailed outline of the patient’s current and future care needs, complete with associated costs. At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, we link lawyers with credentialed life care planning specialists and other healthcare management experts. To learn more about our full range of services, call us at 724-487-0519.
Catastrophic Injury Cases: How a Life Care Planner Can Help
To build a solid foundation for catastrophic injury cases, a direct connection between an act of negligence and the individual’s injuries must be clearly exhibited. In such cases, a life care plan serves as a pertinent resource that will help to demonstrate the full extent of the catastrophic injury’s impacts on the victim.
Here are some of the ways in which a life care planning expert can assist a legal team in developing and strengthening a personal injury claim:
- Determining the timeline and circumstances that led to the accident and resulting injuries;
- Sourcing relevant recommendations from trusted medical providers;
- Compiling key information from medical records; and
- Connecting and illustrating crucial evidence.
Additionally, a life care planner may be called on to bring their unbiased, informed point of view to court as an expert witness.
Law Firms Nationwide Depend On Cardinal LifeCare’s Services
At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, our certified life care planners follow a proven methodology to deliver comprehensive, dynamic, research-based life care plans and life care plan evaluations (critiques) for either side of a legal matter. In addition, we provide medical cost projections, medical case management and legal nurse consulting services to attorneys across the U.S. If you’re looking for a team of qualified and trustworthy consultants to assist with an injury case you are working on, call 724-487-0519 to learn more about us.