Marjorie Berg Pugatch, RN, MA, EMT-B, LNCC

email: margie@precisionlegalnurseconsulting.com

 

EDUCATION:
1998 Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Program Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
1982 M.A. Nursing Education, New York University, New York, New York
1975 B.S. Nursing (BSN), Syracuse University, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Syracuse, New York
EMPLOYMENT:
June 2005-Sept. 2006 Litigation Management, Inc., Mayfield Heights, Ohio

  • Remote medical analyst for major pharmaceutical litigation-defense

1998-Present Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, Islandia, New York

  • Legal nurse consultant medical malpractice/personal injury-defense reviewing, summarizing, researching and analyzing medical records; assessing causation and damages; locating and conferring with experts; case strategy and support

March-June 1998 Internship Shayne, Dachs, Stanisci, Corker and Sauer, Mineola, New York

  • Legal nurse consultant medical malpractice/personal injury- plaintiff
1991 – Present Pugatch & Nikolis, Garden City, New York

  • Legal nurse consultant medical malpractice/personal injury-plaintiff
1975 – 1985 Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Schneider Children’s Hospital, New Hyde Park, New York 

  • Part time staff nurse Neonatal Unit
  • Nurse-in-Charge, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Unit
  • Nurse Practitioner, Adolescent Medicine Clinic
  • Staff Nurse, General Pediatrics
1982 – 1985 Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

  • Adjunct Professor, Clinical Pediatrics
OTHER CLIENTS: Brand Glick Brand, PC

  • Plaintiff medical malpractice

Neill T. DeTolla, Esq.

  • Defense medical malpractice

Baxter Smith Tassan Shapiro, PC

  • Defense toxic tort mold

Seaboard Adjustment Bureau

  • Defense personal injury

Blodnick & Baum, PC

  • Plaintiff medical malpractice, products liability

The Law Office of Laurence A. Silverman

  • Defense DWI/DUI

Laurie A. Donofrio, Esq. Davidson Fink LLP

  • Vocation IME
  • Neuropsych IME

The Gerardi Law Firm

  • Neuro IME

Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo PC

  • Plaintiff nursing home

Brian M. Levy, Esq.

  •  Plaintiff pain and suffering analysis
LICENSURE: New York 1975 RN #273448 California 2005 RN #658170
PROFESSIONAL:

 

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Distinguished Service Award, 2017

 

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Volunteer of the Year Award, 2016

 

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants,  Peer Reviewer for revision of Legal Nurse Consulting Online Course modules, 2013, 2014

 

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Member, Webinar Committee, 2012-2014; 2017-; chairperson April 2014-April 2017

 

Northeast Regional Legal Nurse Consultant Conference, Northampton, MA, 2012, Treasurer

 

Northeast Regional Legal Nurse Consultant Conference, Northampton, MA, 2011, Committee

 

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Member, Attorney Awareness Committee, 2008-2011

 

American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB), Item Writing Panelist, 2007-2010

 

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (LNCC) by the ALNCCB, 2007 recertified 2012, 2017

 

New York City Chapter of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Corresponding Secretary, 2007-2011

 

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, member 1998-

 

PUBLICATIONS: Associate Editor:  Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices, 4th ed., AALNC – In progress

 

Chapter Reviewer: Legal Aspects of Nursing Professional Development Practice, Association for Nursing Professional Development – In progress

 

Pugatch, M. (2015). Interning My Way to a Career. In The Path to Legal Nurse Consulting: The Collective Wisdom of Successful Legal Nurse Consultants (Second ed., pp. 153-157). Ft. Myers, Florida: The Pat Iyer Group.

 

Pugatch, Marjorie Berg and Duke-Haynes, Angela M. (2011). LNC First Employment: A Survey of Methods Used.  Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 22 (1), 3-8

 

Contributor: AALNC’s Legal Nurse Consulting Profession Power Point Presentation, 2011

 

Contributor: AALNC’s Legal Nurse Consulting Support in Medical Legal Tort Claims, 2011

 

Pugatch, Marjorie Berg (2008). Federal Tort Claims and Military Medical Malpractice. Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 19 (2), 3-6

 

Pugatch, Marjorie Berg (2007). Employment, Networking, and Building a Resume for the Future. AALNC Network News, 9 (2), 1-2

 

Pugatch, M. B. (2003). LNC for the Defense in a Medical Malpractice Case. The Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 14 (4), 11-15

 

Contributor: Mosby´s Comprehensive Review of Nursing, Dolores Saxton, ed., Eleventh Edition, C.V. Mosby Co. 1984

 

Contributor: Mosby´s AssessTest: A Practice Exam for RN Licensure, Dolores Saxton et al., C.V. Mosby Co., 1984; 1983

UNPUBLISHED: How to Evaluate a Back Injury Case, for attorneys, 1998
LECTURES: LNC Case Study: Mitigating Damages.  Will it Frye? PowerPoint presentation, AALNC Forum 2017 Portland, OR

 

LNC Case Study: Mitigating Damages.  Will it Frye?  PowerPoint presentation, AALNC Charleston Chapter, 11/2016, Charleston, S.C.

 

Best Business Practices:  An Insider’s View:  the non-clinical LNC, Panelist, AALNC Webinar, 6/26/2014

 

Oops-How to Evaluate a Hospital Fall Case, Northeast Regional LNC Conference, Co-Presenter, 10/2012, Northampton, MA


Point of View:  Working Up the Case, Plaintiff v Defense, Northeast Regional LNC Conference, Co-Presenter, 10/2011, Northampton, MA

 

How to Read Medical Records, power point presentation to attorneys at Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, 11/2006, Melville, N.Y.

OTHER: Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. #1 of Roslyn, New York, investigations committee (investigates potential new members), 2015-

 

Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. #1, website committee chair 2009-2015; website committee member 2016-

 

Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. #1, Chaplain (elected position) 2015-2018

 

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center (SJJCC), Board of Directors, East Hills, New York, 2015-

 

SJJCC, Co-chair, 5K Stronger than Cancer event, 2017

 

BLS Instructor, American Heart Association, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, 11/2014

 

Village of East Hills, Health/Medical Commission, 2013-

 

Certificate of Recognition, Office of  County Executive, EMT service during Hurricane Sandy, 2012

 

Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. #1 of Roslyn, Member #173, EMS service, 2007-

 

EMT-Basic, New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Services, certificate number 351269, 6/2007 recertified every 3 years

 

Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps, 2006-

 

Tikkun Olam award for volunteer work related to Hurricane Katrina, awarded by the Roslyn JCC R.E.A.C.H. program, 2006

 

American Red Cross DSHR System Member (resigned due to EMT committment)

Nassau County Chapter 32-236

Member I.D. 114002

Deployed to Monticello, Mississippi as health services member during Katrina/Rita disaster relief, 2005