Med-Legal Consulting, Inc. has offered
independent consulting services to attorneys throughout the United States on a variety of
cases involving medical records and patient care issues since 1989.
President Shirley Eileen Fitzgerald, RN's nursing
background is diversified including experience in Intensive Care, Trauma, Medical-Surgical,
Mother-Baby, Cardiac, Pediatric, Emergency, Diabetic, MR/DD, Home and Convalescent
Care. Prior to completing her
R.N. curriculum, Ms. Fitzgerald has also worked in medical records administration.
Ms. Fitzgerald has many litigation success stories to her credit. Her work including
chronologies of care, graphic quantification of pain and translation of emergency records has
assisted attorneys in numerous out of court personal injury settlements and which resulted in
substantially increased awards.
Wrongful death and medical negligence cases make up the
majority of the caseload, but we have also used medical records to assist attorneys
in successful challenges of criminal charges, disputed custody, and class
action/product liability cases.
Ms. Fitzgerald has served as the Vice-President of the Greater Portland Chapter of the
American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Sheis also a member of the
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and an associate member of Oregon