Life Care Planning

“Life Care Plans are dynamic documents that provide an organized, concise plan for current and future needs, with associated costs, for pediatric or adult individuals through the lifespan, who have a chronic illness or who have experienced catastrophic injuries.”

РInternational Association of Rehabilitation Professionals  

At Harvey Medical Legal Consulting, we take this industry accepted foundational definition, and expand on it. It is our established standard to produce highly specialized, individualized plans, supported by evidenced based practice, medical research, and clinical practice guidelines.

After accepting each case, we consult with the client to determine the scope of need. Each matter is unique, and we tailor our process accordingly. We begin with a thorough forensic case review and make focused suggestions in the event that additional documentation may be beneficial to establishing medical foundation. We then generate and provide a comprehensive medical chronology, based on the medical records, for the legal team to draw from.

As the case evolves, we assist the client in identifying the essential experts, reporting, and examinations required to produce a comprehensive life care plan, reflective of both the present and future needs. Dr. Harvey is highly skilled in conducting interviews, as well as in performing the physical and functional examinations to assess ability and need.

Once a plan, representing the totality of medical, psychological, surgical, therapeutic, assistive technology, mobility equipment, living environment, architectural renovation, transportation, and supportive care needs is established, the costing process begins. Dr. Harvey is an expert, in utilizing proprietary databases, with geographical modifiers, to determine defensible usual, customary, and reasonable costing for the totality of her plans.

Plans are drafted respecting published life care planning industry accepted guidelines, medical foundation, and the code of medical ethics. Careful consideration is made to ensure that the life care plan reflects admissibility, defensibility, and can be utilized without constraint for testimony and trial purposes.