Ann M. Drewel, Legal Nurse Consultant
Practice Focus & Experience
Ms. Drewel is an experienced legal nurse consultant and registered professional nurse. She is principally involved in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases, as well as employment discrimination and physician disciplinary matters. She assists the firm’s attorneys in gaining an understanding of the medical facts and issues in a case. Often this involves obtaining, analyzing and summarizing medical records and other documents; reviewing and integrating pertinent medical literature; interfacing with various parties including health care providers, clients, opposing counsel and experts; and assisting with deposition and trial preparation. She assists attorneys using “Courtroom of the Future” technology during trials. Ms. Drewel’s experience and expertise allow for a thorough, yet focused and cost-effective work up of cases.
Ms. Drewel specialized clinically in emergency nursing at The Genesee Hospital and was previously certified in emergency nursing and advanced cardiac life support. She volunteered as an emergency medical technician and ambulance crew chief. She subsequently served as Director of Nursing for Westside Health Services, a federally funded not-for-profit organization operating two urban community health centers in Rochester. Her many responsibilities there included quality assurance, risk management, grant writing, administering the employee health program and HIV prevention/treatment program, and involvement in several community-wide health initiatives.
Education & Licensure
- State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S. Nursing
- Certificate in Human Services and Society
- Licensed to practice nursing in New York State
Professional Activities & Memberships
- Member, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
- Founding member and past officer, Rochester Legal Nurses Network
Presentations & Publications
- Mrs. Drewel has presented on topics such as cocaine in the emergency setting, resuscitation in the primary care setting, the Americans with Disabilities Act, liability issues for occupational health nurses, and the role of the legal nurse consultant.
- “Dealing with Conflict”, The Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting (vol. 6, no. 1), 1995
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