Life Care Planning
The cost of future healthcare often forms the largest portion of economic damages in personal injury cases. To present these damages to a jury, a life care plan is necessary. It involves a comprehensive analysis of the injured person’s current and future care requirements, including the type, quantity, timing, and cost.
At TD&P, our Certified Life Care Planners, alongside our URAC Certified Physicians who provide IMEs and Medical Causation Reports, assess the required services, equipment, and supplies to enhance the injured person’s functionality for life. Moreover, our Medical Pricing Experts, led by Thomas J. Dawson, a distinguished Thought Leader on Reasonable Value and Medical Expense Pricing, meticulously research and evaluate the Future/Past Medical Expenses of all plan items to establish their fair market value. Economists at TD&P then apply specific medical inflation rates and consistent discount rates to calculate the present value cost of funding the plan.
All life care plans and reviews consist of comprehensive documentation to substantiate the positions adopted. TD&P collaborates with defense counsel to evaluate life care plans presented by the plaintiff, meticulously considering the necessity of specific treatments, the existence of cost-effective alternatives to meet the plaintiff’s requirements, pricing, inflation rates, and discount factors. TD&P possesses expertise in preparing and assessing life care plans for individuals with a wide range of significant injuries, tailoring each plan to the unique needs of the individual in question.
If you would like to learn more about our certified life care planners, including their clinical backgrounds and areas of expertise, or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at (240) 670-7982 to speak with a member of our team.