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

email: margiepugatchplnc@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Program Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

1998


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

Litigation Management, Inc., Mayfield Heights, Ohio

  • Remote medical analyst for major pharmaceutical litigation-defense

June 2005 - Sept. 2006


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

1998 - Present


Shayne, Dachs, Stanisci, Corker and Sauer, Mineola, New York

  • Legal nurse consultant medical malpractice/personal injury- plaintiff

March-June 1998 Internship


    Pugatch & Nikolis, Garden City, New York

    • Legal nurse consultant medical malpractice/personal injury-plaintiff

    1991 – Present


    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

    1975 – 1985


    Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

    • Adjunct Professor, Clinical Pediatrics

    1982 – 1985


    Brand Glick Brand, PC

    • Plaintiff medical malpractice

    Neill T. DeTollaEsq.

    • 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

    OTHER CLIENTS


    New York 1975 RN #273448 California 2005 RN #658170

    LICENSURE


    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Board of Directors, Director-at-Large, April 2018-

    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, Treasurer, 2012

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

    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-

    PROFESSIONAL


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

    Co-author of Chapter 16:  Evaluating Forensic Cases.  In 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

    PUBLICATIONS


    How to Evaluate a Back Injury Case, for attorneys, 1998

    UNPUBLISHED


    First Aid Safety at Sea, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, N.Y., PowerPoint presentation, 5/15/2018

    LNC Case Study:  Mitigating Damages.  Will it Frye?  Webinar, AALNC 5/17/2018

    LNC Case Study: Mitigating Damages.  Will it Frye? PowerPoint presentation, AALNC Forum, Portland, OR, 4/2017

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

    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, Northampton, MA, 10/2012

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

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

    LECTURES


    Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. #1 of Roslyn, New York, investigations committee (investigates potential new members), 2015-2018

    Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. #1, website committee chair 2009-2015; website committee member 2016-2018

    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 run/walk, 10/2017; 10/2018

    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, 2007-2018 honorary status as of 6/1/2018

    EMT-Basic, New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Services, certificate number 351269, 6/2007 recertified every 3 years through 8/2019

    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 commitment)
    Nassau County Chapter 32-236
    Member I.D. 114002
    Deployed to Monticello, Mississippi as health services member during Katrina/Rita disaster relief, 2005

    OTHER