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The Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Fourth Edition defines a life care plan as “a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.”
A life care plan provides a non-speculative basis for legal damages arising from future medical costs necessary for a plaintiff to maintain the best level of function and quality of life given their physical and/or psychological injuries and limitations.
It is a peer-reviewed, consistent process that a document encapsulates, drawing on comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research. From this process emerges an organized, concise plan for the patient’s current and future medical needs.