Carey Danis & Lowe research team
Molly Gillespie
Jill Wood
Dawn Whalen
Stephanie Jacobsmeyer
Jessica Walsh-Wagner
Andrea Powell

Medical Research

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Medical Professionals on Staff

Our commitment to success goes beyond the attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe. We employ a full medical research team filled with registered nurses and other medical industry professionals.

Andrea Powell

Medical Research

Andrea Powell has been in the field of medical-legal nursing for 20 years. After attending Ole Miss and graduating with a Bachelors in Science of Nursing from University of Louisiana, she started her nursing career in the Intensive Care Unit, becoming certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support with advancement to charge nurse of the 16 bed unit before leaving to become director of the first pulmonary rehab in north Louisiana. Her husband’s career brought her family to Houston in 1998. It was there that she took her first job as a legal nurse consultant for a large multi-practice law firm, reviewing cases in defense of physicians and hospitals. She quickly moved on to plaintiff consulting and after receiving certification in legal nurse consulting, she opened Powell Consulting, Inc., a legal nurse consulting business that worked with more than 50 law firms on medical-malpractice and multi-district litigation cases. In the 10 years that she owned her company, she and her team of RN reviewers and analysts were instrumental in helping to procure in excess of $100,000,000.00 in settlements throughout the country. The extensive travel and time involved with running her consulting business lead her to take a position at Carey Danis & Lowe in 2012, where she assists the partners on cases and trials involving transvaginal mesh and consults on new docket development through theoretical statistics of past MDL success. She and her husband of 25 years live in Chesterfield and have three children in college.

Jessica Walsh-Wagner

Medical Research

Jessica Walsh, RN, has been with Carey Danis & Lowe for the last two years.

In the beginning of her nursing career she worked as a floor nurse in abdominal transplant before moving on to work as a Transplant Coordinator specializing in the liver, kidney, and pancreas. Prior to joining CD&L, she worked as a nurse for an interventional cardiologist and vascular surgeon. She knew she had found her niche at a law firm upon realizing she was able to advocate for the very people the healthcare system had previously failed, those who truly needed a voice.

In her free time she enjoys gardening, golfing, and spending time with her children.

Jill Wood

Medical Research

Jill is a registered nurse with the Missouri state board of nursing. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1996 from the Jewish College of Nursing & Allied Health at the Washington University Medical Center with a degree in science nursing. She was immediately employed at the nationally ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where she worked as a floor nurse in adult medicine. In 1997, Jill transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MO-Baptist Medical Center where she cared for critically ill and premature newborns as well as providing the infant rescue care at high risk deliveries. After five years in the NICU, she was offered a position with the head of pediatrics at MO-Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Joel Koenig. After serving as Dr. Koenig’s nurse for 13 years, she then joined the team at Carey, Danis, & Lowe in 2014 to assist in the analysis and medical review of transvaginal mesh and proton pump inhibitor cases.

Stephanie Jacobsmeyer

Medical Research

Stephanie Jacobsmeyer, RN, BSN earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri. She has 22 years of nursing experience starting as a bedside nurse in a cardio-thoracic step-down unit. She was certified in case management for 10 years, and worked as a case manager in settings such as worker’s compensation, private insurance, and the hospital. She then transitioned into a hospital quality management nurse role where she conducted physician care review and peer review committees, rolled out hospital wide initiatives, performed statistical analysis, did Medicare Core Measure abstraction, and educated nursing staff on practice standards. Later reconnecting with direct patient care, she worked as a cardiac nurse in both an outpatient hospital division and a large cardiology practice. Prior to her employment at Carey, Danis & Lowe, she assisted with the opening of a vein center where she did cosmetic sclerotherapy and outpatient venous procedures.

In 2015, she joined Carey, Danis & Lowe where she assists the legal team and serves our clients by performing medical analysis of transvaginal mesh cases.

Dawn Whalen

Medical Research

Dawn joined the firm in 2009, as a legal nurse consultant working on Vioxx cases. Her background in the medical field began in 1985, as a United States Army Medic where she served in Germany for two tours, to include Operation Desert Storm providing medical support to our troops. She received an honorable discharge, ranked as a Sergeant in 1997, after serving 12 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business degree, Missouri and Illinois Nursing license, as well as a Missouri Nursing Home Administrators license. Dawn’s medical career has been working in the hospital, LTAC, and Nursing home industry for over 22 years. She has experience and certification in wound care, case management, infection control, staff development, business development, and direct patient care. Dawn works directly with clients and reviews medical records for cases related to Serotonin inhibitors, Pradaxa, IVC filters, Testosterone, Mirena, Risperdal, Proton Pump Inhibitors, and Taxotere. Dawn is a client advocate, and works diligently on their behalf.

Molly Gillespie

Medical Research

Molly Gillespie has been a Legal Nurse Consultant at Carey, Danis and Lowe since 2015. Molly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Goldfarb Nursing School in December 2012 with a Bachelors Degree. She was a charge nurse at Barnes Hewish Hospital in the neurosciences department and a psychiatric nurse at various St. Louis area hospitals. Prior to being a nurse, Molly worked as a sexual assault advocate, a corrections officer and a probation officer.

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