Applying the Nursing Process to the Law, One Case at a Time
Any case where health, illness or injury is an issue requires detailed review of medical records. The primary role of a certified legal nurse consultant is evaluation analysis and interpretation of the medical issues and the delivery of healthcare as they relate to the allegations. In a medical malpractice case this includes identifying whether or not the Standard of Care was met during the delivery of healthcare and the effect on health outcomes. In a personal injury case it involves evaluating the conditions and injuries resulting from the alleged negligence.
A certified legal nurse consultant is a registered nurse who can bring her health science education and clinical expertise to the healthcare and medically related issues in the litigation process. The legal nurse consultant has a background of clinical experience that includes the ability to interpret medical records, documents and health science literature. She has access to a national network of professional resources and contacts and is well versed in the use of medical libraries, Internet research and other resources.
A certified legal nurse consultant is a valuable and cost effective member of the litigation team. The practice areas where her skills apply include but are not limited to medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, corporate and regulatory compliance and billing fraud.
Navigating and interpreting medical records is time consuming. Let a certified legal nurse consultant do that, giving you more time to manage the legal aspects of your case.