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About the Verger Group Legal Nurse Consultant
The Verger Group is a Legal Nurse Consulting firm specializing in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Malpractice.
Although headquartered in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the Verger Group serves both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys throughout the entire United States.
Specializing in nursing home and assisted living malpractice, we provide legal nurse consulting services and expert witnesses for any case where a patient’s or resident’s health, illness or injury is an issue in regard to the following:
- Personal injuries (physical or mental)
- CMS regulatory compliance
- Medical & Nursing Malpractice
- Abuse and neglect
Jaime (Schwingel) Verger, RN, MSN, WCC
PRESIDENT AND SENIOR EXPERT
Jaime is the President and Senior Expert with Verger Group. She is a Registered Nurse and legal nurse consultant with more than 20 years in the healthcare industry. Jaime has provided knowledge and expert opinion to legal teams representing both plaintiffs and defendants, especially in nursing home malpractice cases, for over a decade. She has assisted directly in depositions and informed attorneys of proper medical practice and policy to help strengthen their cases.
A thought leader in the industry and a frequent speaker at healthcare conferences, Jaime is known for her excellent problem-solving and her record of implementing innovative solutions that remove formidable barriers to effective care. She has served on numerous committees to improve proactive and preventative clinical programs in long-term care settings and to modernize facility functions — including strategic IT planning to digitize records across large groups of care homes.
Jaime’s knowledge of the healthcare industry, particularly nursing home operation, is comprehensive. In addition to direct, in-person care and consultation with legal professionals, her experience includes:
- Training/educating nurses and nurse leaders
- Supervision of nursing procedures
- Risk management
- Policy and procedure development and oversight
- Medicare, Medicaid and MCO reimbursement
- Strategic partnership & business development
- Marketing/Public Relations
- Quality improvement
Jaime currently operates eight assisted living communities catering to 170 residents. She has managed teams exceeding 200 employees and ensured all teams in her portfolio, across multiple facilities, complied with relevant State and Federal regulations.
In addition to creating and maintaining training manuals, policies, and procedures for nurse leadership teams, she has prepared mock surveys and written Plans of Correction to improve facilities according to State, Federal, and Veterans Affairs survey results.
As President and Senior Expert for Verger Group, in addition to consulting and managing general operations, Jaime leads teams of specialists who provide guidance, training, and assistance to improve care quality continuously.
Jaime has a Master of Science in Nursing—Executive Leadership from Kaplan University. Regardless of the duties and responsibilities she takes on, she remains passionate about educating anyone who works within the healthcare industry and continues to train and mentor the next generation of care providers and nurse consultants.
Our mission is for every attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse or neglect to think of the Verger Group first and foremost when a specific case requires a Legal Nurse Consultant and/or Expert Witness.
With over 40 years of combined experience in the skilled nursing home industry, it is the Verger Group’s opinion that legal nurse consulting plays a pivotal role in the outcome of litigation cases.
Therefore, the Verger Group advocates that Legal Nurse Consulting is an essential supportive partner to the attorneys who specialize in nursing home abuse and neglect.
To be the best legal nurse consulting expert team in the nation and the number one resource for personal injury attorneys.
Values-Code of Ethics
Every Verger Group Professional shall
Act Impartially and Ethically
Act with Discretion & Confidentiality