Negotiating the fine line between injuries and co-morbidities

Original Release Date: September 29, 2022 | 1:00 pm ET

While we recognize that patients with comorbidities recover more slowly and achieve a lower functional outcome, the real question becomes how comorbidities should be handled when planning for long-term recovery and rehabilitation. Join Medical and Life Care Consulting as we host a complimentary, one-hour webinar presentation, ‘Negotiating the fine line between injuries and co-morbidities’ where life care planning expert, April Pettengill, discusses co-morbidities within the medico-legal arena and the following best practices for: 

  1. Identifying co-morbidities
    1. Chart reviews, chronologies, and more
  2. Understanding their impact on the injury and future outcomes
    1. Impact and treatment of co-morbidities within the patient’s present status
    2. How co-morbidities fit into the patient’s future recovery and rehabilitation
  3. Addressing co-morbidities in planning and costing
    1. What should be addressed but NOT included in the financial forecast
    2. What should be addressed AND included in the financial forecast

Presenter: April Pettengill


April Pettengill has over 30 years nursing experience that has included caring for the ill and injured across the continuum of life. A strong professional nursing background in catastrophic case management including assessment of and coordination of care needs for severely injured persons. Hands on nursing experience working with chronically ill elderly, pediatric population and acutely ill adults. Hands on experience with patients with cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, wounds, spinal cord injuries, stroke, brain injuries, and progressive neurological disorders such as ALS and MS and Pediatric High-Tech need.

Medico-Legal Webinars​

Medico-legal webinars are a great resource for plaintiff and defense teams looking to better understand injuries and illnesses and how they may impact a case. Topics range from pediatrics and pain to costing and Medicare Set-Aside Allocations and everything in between.