Life Care Planning is the first step toward ensuring that individuals facing chronic illness or catastrophic injury have what they need to live life to the fullest. For detailed and carefully evaluated life care planning, attorneys from Pittsburgh and nationwide turn to CARDINAL LifeCare Consulting.
What is a Life Care Plan?
A life care plan is a comprehensive estimate of an individual’s medical and non-medical needs throughout their lifetime that result from a catastrophic injury or chronic illness.
Built upon in-depth research and impartial assessment of the injured or ill individual’s unique situation and consequential needs, a life care plan goes into greater detail than a medical cost projection.
For context, preparing a life care plan typically involves conducting an in-person interview with the individual, whereas this step is not usually done for a medical cost projection. In turn, life care plans are often the more suitable choice when a case is likely to go to trial and thus calls for a higher level of research and specification.
Who Is Qualified to Create a Life Care Plan?
Licensed legal nurse consultants possess the particular training, skills and experience needed to compile objective, well-developed life care plans.
The experts at CARDINAL LifeCare Consulting use medical records, evidence based practice guidelines and recommendations from medical providers to create detailed life care plans. To us, all life care plans are unique and must be customized completely, though each one we create uses a specific METHODOLOGY to ensure accuracy and consistency.
Our certified consultants will carefully evaluate the individual needs and goals of the patient to create a plan that ensures he or she will be properly cared for. Our consultants have provided the credible life care planning services Pittsburgh has relied on for years.
When Is a Life Care Plan Necessary?
We typically provide a life care plan for individuals who are suffering from a chronic illness or catastrophic injury, including any of the following:
- Medical / Personal Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burns and traumas
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Elder Care
If the individual is faced with complex healthcare intervention and long-term management, a life care plan can be instrumental in getting this individual the care that is needed.
How Can a Life Care Plan Benefit a Personal Injury Case?
In a case where negative health outcomes for an individual have allegedly resulted from negligence on the part of someone else, a life care plan can be a vital resource. By thoroughly outlining the claimant’s needs and associated costs, a life care plan can help to support the demand amount for a personal injury, either in trial or settlement negotiations.
For example, in a case surrounding an allegation of medical malpractice, life care planning can play a key role in demonstrating how the individual has been affected – in their daily life and overall – as a result of one or more oversights. A life care plan will specify the resulting needs for the claimant, as well as how much it will cost to meet these needs over time, thus helping to justify the amount requested as compensation for their personal injury or illness.
For attorneys looking to gain insight into their clients’ needs and to leverage a powerful tool that can strengthen a personal injury case of any sort through compelling evidence, consulting our team of life care planners is an excellent place to begin.