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Birth Injuries: The Approach of a Life Care Planner Feb 13th, 2020

Birth Injuries: The Approach of a Life Care Planner Birth injuries are a particularly sensitive part of my practice as both a doctor and a life care planner, which is why I wanted to discuss them further. These injuries often are gut-wrenching, tragic cases. Something goes wrong in, or on...

Life Care Planning FAQs Jan 29th, 2020

Q: What is a Life Care Planner? A: A Life Care Planner evaluates a patient in order to create a comprehensive life care plan, or as we refer to it, a care plan for life. Our role is to serve as a central point of authority in the estimation of...

Life Care Planning for Burns & Electrical Injuries Jan 15th, 2020

Every year in the United States, on average, about half a million people are treated in emergency rooms and hospitals for burns. Still more are treated at private clinics and other locations. 5 percent of burn injuries in the U.S. are due to electrical injuries. “There are also at least...

A Life Care Planner in the Courtroom  Dec 10th, 2019

For a busy and experienced life care planner, the last months of the year can be particularly hectic. With any of the cases I am called to, there is the potential to go to trial.  In November and December the BiFulco Medical Group often sees a strong push to resolve...

Disadvantages of Skipping a Life Care Plan Oct 20th, 2019

In the case of a serious permanent and catastrophic injury or illness or other life-altering injuries, at some point, you will be considering all of the options available to you (regardless of whether you are the injured individual, a family member, a plaintiff or defense attorney). If litigation is happening...

Why Should I Use a Life Care Plan Oct 20th, 2019

Have you been involved recently in an accident or injury where potential litigation exists? Do you suffer from a serious permanent or catastrophic injury or illness? You may be considering the benefits of a life care plan. You may also be asking yourself a number of important questions, including: “Why...

How Do I Know if I Need a Life Care Plan? Oct 20th, 2019

We have Life Care Planning down to a science... First, let’s define what a Life Care Plan is… or as we like to call it… A Care Plan for Life The short answer A Care Plan for Life is a comprehensive report. It is a communication tool for an individual...

What is a Life Care Plan? Part 2 Oct 20th, 2019

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about life care plans and how they provide answers for the future like nothing else can. When a person is badly injured and does not know what the next few years or decades hold, life care planning provides a crucial lifeline. In Part...

What is a Life Care Plan? Part 1 Oct 20th, 2019

A life care plan is something we all hope we will never need. In the case of injury or disability, however, it provides answers for the future that cannot be acquired in any other way. That is why, as a practicing physician with decades of experience, I was drawn to...