Mary Salerno, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, LNCC, CBIS, CLCP
Ms. Salerno is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Certified Life Care Planner. She has been successfully developing high quality Life Care Plans since 1993. Ms. Salerno has over 25 years experience in Life Care Planning and expert testimony, legal nurse consulting, trauma rehabilitation, catastrophic injury management, disability management, hospital bill audits, workers' compensation case management and liability claims reviews. As a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, she has advanced psychiatric assessment and treatment expertise and is an approved prescriber in her field. The founder and President of M. Salerno & Associates, Inc., Ms. Salerno's focus is on Life Care Planning, Litigation Support Services and Catastrophic Injury Management. She provides litigation support and consultation to both plaintiff and defense attorneys throughout the United States and has done LCPs in Europe. as well. She is well-respected by both the plaintiff and defense bar because of her fair, objective and unbiased approach to Life Care Planning and Long Term Medical Cost Estimates. She has extensive experience as a testifying expert, both in the preparation of her own Plans and in the critique of Life Care Plans presented by opposing counsel. In addition, she is frequently asked to testify to the Standard of Care in various areas of nursing.
As a rehabilitation specialist and catastrophic injury management expert, Ms. Salerno has developed cost–effective strategies to comprehensively capture future medical damages, ensuring that every client is afforded top quality care while promoting independence and self-direction. She has extensive experience in catastrophic cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns, amputations, multi-system trauma and chronic pain. Additionally, her staff of Certified Life Care Planners has extensive experience preparing and critiquing Life Care Plans and Long Term Cost Estimates for birth injuries, vaccine injuries, and pediatric injuries.
Ms. Salerno holds several national certifications. She teaches Psychiatric Nursing at the Bachelor' and Masters level and serves as adjunct faculty at several universities. Ms. Salerno provides conference and seminar lectures on various subjects such as traumatic brain injury, PTSD, Long Term Medical Cost Estimates, and Life Care Planning.