Services and Benefits

Cost-effective services that save you time and money.

Time is moneyOur skill sets are utilized to determine where the exposure lies, the extent of the injury and the experts to engage while arming you with the medical data you need to build your case.  We will enhance your understanding of the injury or disease process and the inner workings of healthcare, including the impact of healthcare providers specific to the case.

At Gold Medical Legal Consulting, we provide our clients high quality           services personalized for their unique needs.
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Medical Record Analysis

Review and Analysis of Medical Records

Gold MLC’s medical record reviews start with a summary of pertinent information from the records to lay a foundation.   While reviewing the records, we look for strengths and weaknesses, missing records, potential defenses, pre-existing conditions, deviations in the standards of care and potential defendants while considering litigation strategy.

Illustrative Summary

Gold MLC will use photographs and x-rays to create an illustrative summary of the injuries. These summaries provide a visual account of the injuries and simplify the injuries in an easy to understand format.  Illustrative summaries are particularly useful when a case involves numerous or complex injuries.

Initial Case Screening

Gold MLC will review the medical records to determine liability, damages and causation and give an opinion regarding merit.

Identify and Define Deviations from and Adherences to the Established Standards of Care

We will determine if a deviation in the standard of care occurred or if treatment was rendered within the applicable standard of care.  Our reports include authoritative literature to support the deviation or adherence.

Assess Injuries, Identify Causation Issues and Contributing Factors

Our medical background qualifies us to identify pre-existing and co-existing conditions that may have an impact on the value of an injured client’s case.  We will evaluate the injury and help to determine if the damages are related to the event and investigate causation issues.

For criminal cases we can determine the mechanism of injury as supported by the medical records.

 

Identify Strengths and Weaknesses

Your business and our reputation demand an honest assessment of the facts.  It is our responsibility to discover the information that could potentially damage your cases as well as information that can bolster your cases.  Our work assists you in evaluating strengths and weaknesses of the case and how opposing counsel will likely use the information.  This helps you make informed legal decisions.

Point Out Potential Defendants

Our work helps to ensure that all potential defendants and responsible parties are accounted for, helping to reduce the risk of legal malpractice.

Identify Missing Records and Potential Tampering

Analyzing medical records includes the ability to identify information that may be omitted from the medical records; what part of the story is not being told because of gaps or omissions in the record or medical care.

Develop Customized Reports and Chronologies

The condensed reports that we prepare provide legal staff with manageable guides to numerous documents, thereby saving you time, expense and considerable stress in the course of litigation. We translate the medical jargon and present it back to you in a professional, concise, and thorough report that is easily understood.

Our reports are customized to fit your needs.  Your case may require a description of injuries and treatments, a brief or comprehensive report or a detailed chronology of events with comments.  Gold MLC will discuss your needs and develop the report in the format that works best for you.

Descriptions of our most common types of reports:
Detailed Case Analysis for Personal Injury.  These reports include a comprehensive timeline of events that reference organized records, analysis of injuries and pre-existing conditions, identification of providers and missing records highlighting aspects of the case that require your attention.
Detailed Case Screening and Analysis for Medical Malpractice. These reports identify deviations in standard of care and all responsible parties, define the consequences of the deviations, include authoritative research, point out areas that opposing counsel may place focus, provide a detailed timeline of events cross referenced with an organized medical record, identify missing records and components needed for discovery.
Brief Case Screening Report.  A report designed to provide you an understanding of the merits and essential elements of your case including a brief summary, pre-existing conditions, red flags and missing records.
Summary of Medical Records.  A report designed to translate injuries, treatments and future care into a language that is easily understood by attorneys, claims adjusters, judges and juries.

Case Support

Research and Apply Authoritative Literature

We will integrate research into the case analysis where appropriate and demonstrate how the literature supports or refutes your case.

Attorney's Liaison

Attend and Report on Independent Medical Exams

We will serve as your “eyes and ears” and will document the exam’s proceedings.  The presence of a nurse advocate may help alleviate your client’s anxiety and ensures that the exam format is followed.  We can also testify as a fact/rebuttal witness to the exam.

Expert Witness Preparation and Fact Witness

Identify and Locate Medical Expert Witnesses

Gold MLC uses a two-step process to locate expert witnesses:

  1. We review and screen the medical records.  After reviewing the records we are able to determine the appropriate type of expert.
  2. We identify and locate expert witnesses based on your criteria and careful vetting.

After we find the best expert for you, we can act as a liaison between you and the expert.

Analyze and Compare Expert Witness Reports

We can review expert witness reports and identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as point out deviations in the reports.

Fact/Rebuttal Witness to the IME

We will testify to the facts of the exam’s proceedings and act as a rebuttal witness if necessary.

Discovery and Court Preparation

Assist with Discovery

We can help you prepare interrogatories and deposition questions (direct and cross).  We can also help prepare your clients and witnesses for deposition or trial.

Review, Analysis and Summary of Deposition

We can summarize your deposition transcripts, providing an insightful analysis.

Facilitate Preparation of Exhibits and Other Demonstrative Evidence

We can assist with preparation of timelines, charts, anatomical drawings, photos and a variety of other demonstrative evidence.

If you have any questions regarding our services above or one that may not be listed, please feel free to contact us.