Melody A Gartrell

Melody A Gartrell

903 W. Woodway Ave
SPOKANE , WA 99218
Mobile: 602-568-6058
Office: 509-466-3214
Introduction

I am a Registered Nurse with 20+ years experience in bedside nursing and nursing education. I am strongly invested in protecting the integrity of the nursing profession.
I am certified as an orthopedic nurse and a medical/surgical nurse. I have been providing expert witness testimony for 13 years.


Areas of Expertise
  • Nursing
  • Wound Care/Pressure Sores

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master's of Science in Nursing/Nursing and Health Education
Orthopedic Certified Nurse
Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse license, Washington State
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Clinical instructor of nursing students: Scottsdale Community College
Clinical instructor of nursing students: Gonzaga University
Classroom lecturer and clinical instructor of nursing students: Spokane Community College
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: never
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: approximately 30-40
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: nursing standard of care in med-surg or long term care environments
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 1 case only
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 99%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: approximately 6-8
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2019
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 13
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: review of hospital records, research into nursing practice and standard of care, deposition testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $225/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $225/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400/hour
2 hour minimum unless 72 hour notice of cancellation given
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400/hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel expenses for travel outside Spokane County $50/hour, economy flight and reasonable lodging expense.

References

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