Record Preparation for Negotiations or Litigation
MarGin will, as a matter of routine, organize, Bates stamp, summarize, and create an annotated timeline of events related to the case in question. This review facilitates identification of missing records as well as those potentially altered. Included will be a summary of medical, nursing, therapeutic specialty and pharmacologic interventions for purposes of reporting the need and medical/healthcare indications or contraindications of each.
Medical Record Review
MarGin will analyze healthcare and medical records to evaluate potential claims of negligence. We use this review and analysis to provide a report summarizing the facts, with focus on identifying duty, breach, causation and damages claimed by the client. Integral to this process is the identification of supporting and mitigating factors related to the case.
Review of Applicable Standards and Policies
MarGin will identify appropriate Standards of Care and/or Policies and Procedures relevant to the complaint. We will, upon request, review and summarize responses to interrogatories and deposition transcripts for consistency with the medical record and Standards of Care to prepare for examination at trial.
Economic Evaluation of Prospective Matters
MarGin is well positioned to provide a cost:benefit analysis for the attorney or firm to determine the economics of a particular case. This analysis will include provided information related to costs and subrogation sources to date as well as estimates of future costs inclusive of income losses at Net Present Value (NPV) based on attorney or firm provided parameters and data.
This information can assist an attorney or firm in creation of settlement proposals or negotiations with other parties by demonstrating present value of experienced and anticipated losses and costs.
MarGin is positioned to offer a record of your negotiations with insurance and medical providers are made on your client’s behalf including a summary of damages and payments made including subrogation sources.
MarGin Consulting will provide reports verbally or reduced to writing, in a format customized to the needs of the attorney or firm. These reports may be used by the litigation team to facilitate the development of case strategy; interrogatories; depositions for use in mediation or at trial. MarGin Consulting produces these reports without healthcare or medical jargon in the body of the report.
Customized reports, inclusive of summaries, can be sent to experts to permit these consultants to more efficiently complete their review. Increasing this efficiency will result in more timely expert reports at lower cost to the attorney or firm.
MarGin Consulting will, when requested, locate and pre-screen medical experts to provide the support needed to prevail. Following determination of a preferred expert by the attorney or firm, MarGin can continue to work with the litigation team and the selected expert(s), translating and interpreting medical terminology into accurately descriptive plain language that is more readily understood for use in negotiations or in presentations at trial.
Medical Billing Analysis & Future Cost Projections
MarGin can prepare reports for the attorney or firm to substantiate lost income and medical expenses while providing calculations of future medical expenses and income limitations or losses. We will reduce this information to present value without the need to separately engage the services of an economist. MarGin Consulting can generate such reports for plaintiff representatives or review reports submitted by opposing counsel to ensure they are complete and calculated using reasonable assumptions. Analysis of medical bills to date may show damages not readily revealed through other critical examination of available documentation as well as identify additional defendants.