Marjorie Berg Pugatch, MA, RN, 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; 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


The Elusive Standard of Care-Catch It If You Can!  PowerPoint Co-Presenter, AALNC pre-forum, Louisville, KY, 4/4/2019

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, 2015-2019

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, 2013-2019

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