OAS Group - May 2020


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Are You Documenting Your Damages?

Are You Documenting Your Damages?

The Benefits of a Life Care Plan

Based on the information, a plan for future life care is developed. Detailed yearly costs are provided in the following areas: home care or facility care, future medical care, medical equipment needs, prosthetics, drug supply needs, transportation, architectural renovations, home furnishings, recreational equipment, and the cost of potential medical complications. A vocation evaluation is included in the plans for future life care that asses the employability and the loss of earning capacity for the victim. The life care plan is easy to read and details the cost of each service to care for the victim to their maximum physical, educational, and vocational levels. It’s the best objective method to document the total cost of damages in these cases. So, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your own case and how to prepare a life care plan, reach out as soon as possible. We will work with you and your client to ensure you’re properly taken care of. We have offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. We also offer videoconferencing for remote access nationwide. You can call us anytime at 800-292-1919 to talk with an experienced life care planner or employability expert. From there, we will send a proposal containing the experts’ professional qualifications, our fee schedule, and a sample report.

When a life-altering accident occurs, you need as much documentation as possible to build a case for damages. The

other party will use everything in their power to negate your claims, including your evidence or lack thereof. A life care plan can help document your damages to strengthen your case, and this resource recently helped us out in a case we were involved in. It was amedical malpractice case involving an infant whowas deprived of oxygen at birth. The child’s injuries resulted in brain damage, cerebral palsy, and a respiratory deficiency. As a result, the child requires 24-hour nursing care and is dependent on a ventilator. We developed a comprehensive life care plan that includes the cost of services in the local area. After creating the plan, the self-insured hospital tendered $3 million to be used in a structured settlement. This eventually led to a $25 million verdict. Now, the baby’s family can look toward the future knowing she will be properly taken care of for the rest of her life. Life care plans begin with a review of the victim’s medical, educational, and income records. The next step is to conduct a standardized planning interview with the client and their family. In addition, an extensive assessment of their living environment is done. Finally, if necessary, interviews with treating physicians, therapists, and educational staff are done.

— Edmond Provder



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