Litigation Award – Lucas, Green and Magazine

We are proud to be nominated for this award by Amy Harris – Trial Lawyer Board of Regets, LLC



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Learn More About Our Legal Nurse Consultant – Andra DeCarlo

“Hi! My name is Andra DeCarlo. I am a registered nurse and a legal nurse consultant.

I work in support of attorneys in claims and litigation. I have worked with the attorneys here at Lucas, Green and Magazine evaluating their clients’ medical-legal issues in the firm’s personal injury claims and suits.

There is in medicine and in the law a growing concern and awareness of closed head injuries and how, in the past, these injuries were either misdiagnosed on not diagnosed at all. The study of closed head injuries peaked my interest before this began playing out in the media.

As I’m sure you are aware; The NFL, despite their initial denial of the long range effect of close head injuries brought this type of injury into the limelight and, as such, players are safer today that in years past.

I have studied the mechanism of injury and its diagnosis and now actively lecture in professional seminar forums on the subject. I am certified by the Florida Bar to instruct attorneys and their staff on mild Traumatic Brain Injury, particularly in vehicular crashes.

I assist Lucas, Green and Magazine with these issues as they arise in their practice.

My work experience in orthopaedics and neurology has enhanced my understanding of traumatic injuries generally.

I have worked for both Plaintiff and Defense firms and my knowledge of traumatic brain injury has made me well-informed and well- rounded in litigation, both sides. I work behind the scenes on these cases for Lucas, Green and Magazine and, can for you.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious injury caused by trauma to the head. It can be from sports related injuries, slip and falls or motor vehicle accidents; all traumatic injuries to the head possess the possibility of mild traumatic brain injury.

These injuries can have serious effects on a person’s physical abilities, mental well-being and can cause cognitive impairments.

If not correctly and timely diagnosed and left untreated or if ignored, these injuries can become progressively worse and intensify over time.

Over 1 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year.

Interestingly enough, and unknown to many people, it does not take a direct blow to the head to cause traumatic brain injury.

The rapid acceleration/deceleration forces sustained in an accident can cause the brain to impact the opposite side of the skull. Whiplash, which can be glossed over in the emergency room, CAN result in mild traumatic brain injury.

The most common type of brain trauma can result in concussions. They are often caused by impacts to the head or by whiplash type movements. Concussions are often referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).

Some symptoms of concussion are:

1.) dizziness

2.) memory loss

3.) difficulty sleeping

4.) inability to concentrate

5.) headaches

6.) anxiety

7.) irritability

8.) Depression

I assist the attorneys at Lucas, Green and Magazine to stay informed as to the latest technology, as well as, informing them about particular health care providers who are knowledgeable about these injuries. I want their clients to get the best neurological evaluative team possible.

After reviewing and analyzing client medical records, I interpret and present that information in a form that allows it to be easily communicated to insurance companies.

I hope this is has been informative as to a legal nurse consultants role in the legal process.”



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Join Us TOMORROW NIGHT – 7pm – “Totally 80’s Dance and Recognition Party”


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Join Us October 30th, 2014 for our Trinity-Odessa Chamber of Commere Ribbon Cutting!

Lucas, Green and Magazine Cordially Invites you to Attende8fd0531ea21e666c96a8282be5cd0df

Our Official Ribbon Cutting with the Trinity-Odessa Chamber

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM at

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8606 Government Drive

New Port Richey, FL 34654

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Upcoming Event: Sand Soldiers of America “Totally 80’s” Dance and Recognition Night

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Legal Stories From Around The Web…

Study: Human Trafficking Cases Rarely Result in Restitution – The National Law Journal (registration)
The National Law Journal (registration) Study: Human Trafficking Cases Rarely Result in RestitutionThe National Law Journal (registration)The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center and Wilmer found that fewer than 40 percent of federal labor or sex trafficking cases result in restitution awarded to victims. Above, victims are escorted out of a Farmingville, NY bar by federal agents in 2009.and more »

Bar at Center of Missing UVA Student Case May Face Legal Trouble – ABC News
ABC News Bar at Center of Missing UVA Student Case May Face Legal TroubleABC NewsThe restaurant where missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and Jesse Matthew allegedly went shortly before she disappeared could face legal trouble if it is confirmed that she drank there. Surveillance footage from neighboring …and more »

The Government Doesn’t Need to Charge You With a Crime to Seize Your … – The Government Doesn’t Need to Charge You With a Crime to Seize Your …TheBlaze.comDid you know you don’t actually need to be charged with a crime for the government to seize your financial and property assets? Under U.S. law, it can take only the suspicion of a crime to turn lives upside down and seize the property of innocent citizens.

‘Dead’ Man Sentenced to Death for Kidnapping, Killing
A Mississippi man who was previously declared legally dead was sentenced to death on Friday. No, he’s not a zombie (that would be “undead”), he was just missing for so long that a court declared him dead. Thomas Sanders, 57,…

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Community Event – Supporting Sand Soliders of America

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In Community – Great Job Tampa Bay Bucs!

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Join Us TOMORROW (Sept 27th, 2014) For This Special Event! [Womans 360]

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Sand Soldiers of America | Shotgun Shootout Oct 18, 2014

Lucas, Green and Magazine supports Sand Soldiers of America – please help us spread the word about this awesome event!

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