Linda Luedtke, RN, MSN
President, Director of Consulting Services
Linda has been the President and Director of Consulting Services at MLCS since 1999, and brings a wealth of clinical and consulting experience. She holds a master’s degree in Community and Family Health Nursing from Lewis University, and is a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, as well as a charter member of Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing.
Linda is a contributing author for Legal Nurse Consulting Principles, Third Edition, as well as for the Fourth Edition in process. She has a passion for the teaching and learning process, and facilitates educational workshops for clients, as well as teaching adults in the community. Linda has enjoyed all settings of her nursing career, but finds medical record review for personal injury cases by far the most interesting, as there is something new to learn every day.
Jeanine Hinkle, RN, BSN, MBA
Assistant Director of Consulting Services
Jeanine’s experience includes hospital-based medical nursing, catastrophic case management, utilization review, and bariatric and high-risk maternity product management. Prior to MLCS, Jeanine’s most memorable experiences involved transplant case management. The skills she developed researching diagnoses, trends and treatment used in case management have translated well into legal nurse consulting.
Jeanine holds a BSN and a master’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Health Administration. She completed legal nurse consultant certification through the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and published an article “Case Management Consent: A Requirement,” in the Journal of Legal Nurse Consultants.
Jennifer Durnas, RN, BSN
Legal Nurse Consultant
Jennifer’s clinical experience includes cardiac, critical care, surgical critical care, cardiac cath lab and recovery room. She has enjoyed caring for a wide range of patients, ages and conditions, and the skills and knowledge gained have helped her transition into legal nurse consulting. She holds a BSN from Aurora University, and is a Sigma Theta Tau member.
Heather Jordan, BSN, RN
Legal Nurse Consultant
Heather’s primary clinical experience includes long-term care with a focus in geriatrics, end of life care, and memory disorders. She also held a position as a director of nursing in a long-term care facility where she developed care plans and management reports, managed staff, performed patient chart audits, and coordinated admissions, transfers, and discharges. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Olivet Nazarene University.
Roxann oversees report formatting and transcription of medical record chronologies. She has a background in medical transcription, court reporting and administration.
MLCS also draws from a pool of administrative staff and nurses with varied experience and specialties, as needed. The nurses have completed MLCS’ extensive training in medical record review.