The Life Care Plan is a detailed and intensely researched plan of care for the future of an injured individual. The Life Care Planning process is collaborative. Multiple resources are utilized to substantiate costs of the recommended care in the Life Care Plan for use in deposition or trial. Expert testimony is provided in conjunction with the life care plan, as needed.
A Medical Cost Projection is a brief estimate of future care needs with related costs based predominately on the experience and expertise of the life care planner retained. The Medical Cost Projection is often used in mediation or settlement negotiations and is less research intensive than a Life Care Plan. Additional research and substantiation is required to convert this document to a Life Care Plan for use in deposition or trial.
An onsite assessment/interview with an individual and their family members along with review of pertinent medical records is conducted to determine the level and hours of care provided to an injured individual.