Medical Personnel

At Weathington, we understand the intricate details of medical malpractice cases demand a team with diverse expertise. In addition to our dedicated full-time staff, we have a roster of experienced contract professionals, including nurses, doctors, physician assistants (PAs), and more. This unique blend of talent allows us to comprehensively analyze and litigate medical malpractice cases, ensuring our clients receive the high-quality representation they deserve. By working closely with this select group of medical professionals, we strengthen our ability to navigate the complexities of medical malpractice cases and vigorously defend our clients’ interests. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of legal representation, backed by the collective expertise of our dedicated team.

Nursing Staff

Deborah Sullivan, R.N.

Deborah “Debbie” Sullivan, R.N. brings 32 years of experience as a Legal Nurse Consultant to Weathington. Debbie rejoined the firm in January 2020, after leaving Emory University Hospital where she was employed as a Clinical Risk Manager. She previously worked for Paul Weathington’s firm in the 1990’s.

The majority of Debbie’s nursing experience was spent as a critical care nurse in surgical intensive care units in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. She left the actual practice of nursing in 1988 following a co-worker into the emerging field of legal nurse consulting in Georgia after completing the Lawyer’s Assistant Program with Honors from The National Center for Paralegal Training. Although her passion and commitment is to the defense of medical malpractice actions, Debbie has worked both sides of the legal process. Her experience with the Plaintiff’s side has brought her better insight and understanding of the analysis and evaluation of cases prior to a suit being filed.

Debbie received an Associate of Arts Degree followed by a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa where she grew up. She remains a fierce and loyal Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.

Elena Suslov, R.N.

Elena Suslov, R.N., originally from Ukraine, lived most of her life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2015, she completed her nursing education at Chattanooga State Community College graduating Magnum Cum Laude in 2015. Later, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.

Elena began her nursing career as a nurse tech on the cardiac floor at Memorial Hospital in 2012. There, she gained experience in geriatric care in the ICU and on the telemetry floor. In addition, she simultaneously worked at Erlanger Hospital, where she expanded her expertise by working in various healthcare settings, including the cardiac short-stay unit, operating room (OR), post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), outpatient center, and eye surgery center. She also completed several travel nursing assignments on cardiac, med-surg floors, and COVID units. 

As her nursing career progressed, Elena found a love for the legal nursing field and established her own successful legal nurse consulting business. Her entrepreneurial spirit and experience collaborating with attorneys led her to join the Weathington team. She is dedicated to providing valuable insights and support to attorneys, ensuring they are well-equipped to navigate the medical complexities of their cases.

Elena supports charity organizations and orphanages. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, being in nature, and spending time with her family.

Amy Blasczyk, R.N.

Amy Blasczyk, R.N. brings over 29 years of clinical experience to Weathington.  She also has over 9 years of experience as a Legal Nurse Consultant, including work for both plaintiff and defense, and testifying expert work.  Amy joined Weathington in August 2022 in a contract position.

Amy’s clinical skill set is extensive working in neurology, cardiology, trauma, surgical, renal, and pulmonary.  Her many clinical responsibilities and positions included: CPR/First Aid instructor, CCRN, Preceptor, policy maker, and Charge Nurse. 

A native of Pennsylvania, Amy moved to Georgia in 1993, beginning her career at Kennestone Regional Medical Center in the Trauma Surgical/ICU.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College. 

Amy is a huge Braves fan.  She also enjoys spending time at the beach and with her family, including her three adult sons.

Lisa Pollock, R.N., M.S.N.

Lisa Pollock, RN is a dedicated nursing professional with 30 years of clinical nursing experience, and she has been a Legal Nurse Consultant since 2013. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1990 and began her career in cardiac and open heart surgery at Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh. 

One of her better decisions was to move down to Atlanta in 1993, where she was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital for twelve years on their Cardiac Step-Down Unit taking care of cardiac interventional patients, open heart, and heart transplant patients. In 1998, she completed her Master’s Degree in the Science of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Georgia State University.  In 2007, Lisa continued her nursing career at Wellstar- Kennestone Hospital in her role as charge nurse on the Cardiac/Telemetry floor and then moved to the Trauma/Surgical ICU as a preceptor and charge nurse. 

Leaving the bedside to do legal nurse consulting full-time in 2020, Lisa was busy with both plaintiff and defense cases and began her current contract with Weathington in July of 2022. Lisa loves what she does and appreciates the way Weathington utilizes their legal nurses to their potential and treats them as a vital part of their legal team.  She enjoys family, friends, dogs, horses, and growing lavender.