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 Expert  723712

Expert in Emergency Nursing, chart review, chronology writing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been active in the clinical setting for 24 years, currently in the Emergency Department. She is certified in emergency nursing. Past clinical areas include PCU, cardiology, and home health care.

Expert has worked with a variety of patients in the health care setting and is knowledgeable of multiple disease processes and their presentation. An ability to accurately assess a patient in the emergency setting is critical and often done before the MD arrives. ED nurses have a higher level of autonomy than nurses in other areas and care is often initiated by the RN, under the guidance of ER physicians. Expert is proficient in this and able to competently care for and treat patients with many kinds of disease processes.

Expert has primarily worked with the geriatric population throughout her career. The community emergency department she works in does encounter pediatrics but an affiliate hospital specializes with women and children so the population is primarily geriatric. Expert is competent in identification of geriatric disease processes and the special needs of the elderly.

Expert has worked in a variety of areas within the health care system. She has worked on inpatient floors such as PCU, med-surg, and telemetry as well as working in the field in home health care. She currently works in the emergency department which is the usual beginning of the patients' journey through the system so a knowledge of how the system works is critical. Within the emergency department, she is proficient in triage which directs the flow of the emergency department as the patients enter the unit. Identification of critical conditions, decisions on where to place patients within the department, and ordering of tests while patients wait for open exam rooms are just a part of this task.

Expert has been a legal nurse consultant since 2006. She has reviewed cases for both plaintiff and defense with rendering of professional opinion. She has assisted in locating expert witnesses. She has reviewed thousands of pages of medical records, compiling chronologies with medical definitions, tables and summaries for cases involved in medical malpractice, personal injury and in multiple class action suits. She is currently active working on medical malpractice cases - doing behind the scenes work, summarizing entire medical records.


clinical medicine




emergency medicine


emergency room nursing




health care system


nursing malpractice


legal nursing


medical center


emergency department

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1991   BSN   Nursing   University of Iowa   Dean's List

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to




Emergency Room




She is a staff nurse in the ER

2005 to 2006


XL Care Agency



RN Intake Coordinator


She was responsible for writing and coding referrals called in from doctor's offices and from social workers at the local hospitals. Patients were visited in the hospital and home care was set up to begin upon their discharge from the facility.

2003 to 2005




Emergency Room




She was a staff nurse in the ER

2002 to 2003


Anchor Cardiology


Dr. Buonavolonta's office




She worked for a cardiologist, answering patient phone calls, calling in prescriptions, performing EKG's and attaching Holter monitors

1998 to 2002




Telemetry floor and Emergency Room




She worked on the telemetry floor caring for stable and unstable cardiac patients. 2000 she went to the Emergency Room to work as a staff nurse. Obtained ER certifications and IV skills

1994 to 1998


Able Care Home Health Agency



RN Case manager


She case managed 12-20 patients, planning their care and making home visits. Specialized on the cardiac team for patients recovering from coronary bypass surgery.

1991 to 1994




Progressive Care




She cared for patients on a medical floor then in the progressive care unit for patients needing higher levels of care.

Career Accomplishments:


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She has given expert testimony in medical malpractice cases for both the plaintiff and the defense in Florida in the area of emergency nursing care. She has been deposed but has yet to testify.
  • She has done extensive work compiling detailed chronologies of medical events including definitions and summaries and highlighting of key points in medical malpractice and personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injury, workman's compensation injuries, traumatic birth injury, car accidents, adverse reactions to anesthesia, incorrect concentration of medication, and failure to adequately monitor a patient, to name a few.
  • She worked for a year on a class action suit involving a recalled drug, compiling 100-150 page chronologies and summaries with tables that were incredibly detailed and precise and involved a large number of clients.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Reviewed cases for both plaintiff and defense in Florida with rendering of professional opinion. Assisted in locating expert witnesses Reviewed thousands of pages of medical records, compiling chronologies with medical definitions, tables and summaries for cases involved in medical malpractice, personal injury and in multiple class action suits.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Emergency nursing expert for consulting on standard of care issues in a rural hospital defense in Oklahoma.
  • Intota expert for consulting on Escobar Nursing.
  • Expert for consulting on wrongful death / medical malpractice case.
  • Emergency medicine nurses needed for consulting on Espinosa 10-42.
  • nursing for maritime
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant certification received by the Vicki Milazzo Institute.


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