Janet G Attard

The Legal Nurse Consultant Group
355 Live Oak Drive
Danville, CA 94506
Mobile: 925-876-1377

The Legal Nurse Consultant Group under the direction of Jan Attard provides comprehensive, timely, and thorough opinion for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, and Medical Groups for the purpose to evaluate Nurse Negligence in specialty areas including High Risk Maternity, L&D, Triage, NICU, Post Partum and Obstetric Malpractice Cases for Merit. We serve as Expert in Hospital Administration having worked as VP and Director of Risk and Quality. Jan was Assistant Manager of L&D, NICU and Post Partum. We evaluate Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Criminal, and Sexual Assault cases.

We review and analyze Complex Medical Records for the incident made the basis of the action, rendering written and verbal opinions or reports. We assist with discovery to actively assist with interpretation, detailed education and presentation for Attorneys to develop demonstrative evidence, Interrogatories, opinions, researching best source information and citing authoritative literature. We provide factual implications of Duty, Breach, Causation and Damages for Negligence as related to application of reasonable Standard of Care. We are aware of Evidence Based Guidelines for Practice. We prepare for and we are prepared to testify under oath at Trial. As an EPIC Super User, we have mentored and trained users with the Electronic Medical Record.

Jan is recognized as a nationally-known Legal Nurse Expert with expertise and 30 yr history as Nurse, She is an Integral Member of the Litigation Team for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Hospital Groups. Jan believes in high quality healthcare for all patients, all populations and all communities around the world. I believe in improving the clinician's experience so they spend their time caring for people competently through the use of the electronic medical record. Jan works with cutting edge technology in the fast-paced healthcare setting, transforming health care systems to ensure consistency and reliability of confidential patient information as a super user for EPIC.

Areas of Expertise
  • Hospital Administration
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Nursing
  • Perinatology/Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Professional Accreditations- RN IV, RNC-MNN, CLNC, LNC, AALNC
Degrees- BSN, PHN, MBA
Licenses- RN, Esthetician, Massage, Insurance, Realtor
Certificate- Series 7, 63, 65, CMT
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
Nurse Attorney Group
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 8th Edition Neonatal Resuscitation Program, American Academy of Pediatrics- Instructor Mentor

Adjunct Professor of Nursing- OB (L&D, PP, NICU, Antepartum) - University of San Francisco, Ca (Lucille Packard Children's Hospital)

Adjunct Professor of Nursing- OB (L&D, PP, NICU, Antepartum) - Samuel Merritt University, Oakland (Alta Bates/Sutter Health)

Adjunct Professor of Nursing- OB (L&D, PP, NICU, Antepartum) - Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA. (John Muir Med Cr., WC, CA).
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: > 20
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: High Risk Obstetrical Nursing
Maternal and Fetal Demise
Standard of Care of Nurse
Chain of Command
L&D, Triage, Antepartum
Post Partum, NICU
Quality, Performance, Risk
Wrongful Death
Pediatric Care
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60- Independent Expert Witness for Plaintiff Attorney
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40- VP Risk Management for CFS Insurance Company/CSAC (California Health Care System)
Director Risk Management for Affiliated Risk Control Coordinators (Catholic Health Care West)
Director Risk Management for Merritt Hospital/Sutter Health Hospital.
Expert Reviewer- County of Contra Costa Risk Management.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 2
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: November 15, 2023
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 2
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consultation Services as Nurse Expert in lieu of Trial
Trial and Depositions for OB Nurse Standard of Care
Confidential Reports on point to the Facts of Case
Chronology of Facts specific to Standard of Care

Preparation of Interrogatories
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 300
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 400
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 450
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Expense, Copy Fees, Meals are paid as expended.


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