Saundra Smyrski BSN, RN, CLNC
Brain Injury & Brain-Related Birth Injury
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
"I find great purpose in affording attorneys my firsthand patient, parental, & healthcare provider medical malpractice professional perspective. The ability to use my unparalleled insight to provide the negligently-injured a voice, while ensuring justice is served-
THIS is my daily alarm clock." ~Saundra Smyrski
As your Brain Injury/ Brain-related Birth Injury Certified Legal Nurse Consultant:
I extract from unique patient, parental, and healthcare provider experiences to afford invaluable, internal, and instrumental insight
Define relevant standards of care, evaluate applicable policies and procedures, and analyze possible deviations, to inform strategic analysis of healthcare treatment
Analyze available information on circumstances surrounding health condition and care delivery to develop chronologies, summaries, authoritative documents, and evidence-based educational reports
Apply health system/ Electronic Health Record (EHR) understanding as a risk management scholar to identify system deficiencies and poorly performing operational processes
Evaluate alleged injuries based on current healthcare recommendations and recommend damages
The Harsh Reality
No one seeks medical care expecting to be harmed in the process; yet, every day, it happens- over and repeatedly. The rendering of a healthcare service ends in personal injury, permanent disability, significant functional impairment, and a decreased quality of life.
From a collaborative patient, parental, and healthcare provider perspective, I understand firsthand, the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ramifications resulting from a loved one's undue injury/death.
As the mother of a baby boy who experienced a watershed stroke (widespread brain injury) and as a bachelor-prepared registered nurse whose career endeavors and specialty of choice have been Neuroscience Intensive/ Critical Care, I am armed and well equipped with a very UNIQUE & LUCRATIVE:
3. Healthcare provider perspective
This triad of experience has made me painfully aware of the gaps within our failing healthcare system. The gaps that have failed many of the clients you serve. The gaps that fail many of the patients I care for. And the same gaps that failed my son; ultimately leading to his significant widespread brain injury and long-term neurological deficits.
Internal insighT & firsthand
5 months bedside (ICU) with son who suffered significant brain damage-the result of medical malpractice
14+ years in healthcare
32-Bed Neuro ICU/ Level I Trauma Ctr./ Nationally Designated Stroke Ctr.
& Healthcare Provider
Unparalleled, comprehensive, insider perspective of our failing health systems today; from a patient, parental, and healthcare provider perspective.