How will hiring an LNC save you time and money?
Knowledge. The legal nurse consultant has a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical treatment and disease processes to cut to the heart of the matter, saving you time going through medical material yourself and missing key points. This also helps avoid taking non meritorious cases.
Experience. The legal nurse consultant has extensive clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records and medical literature. You can be better prepared for settlements and trials with a LNC working for you.
Resourcefulness. The legal nurse consultant possesses a network of medical and professional resources and contacts. Expert witnesses are expensive and, at times, difficult to coordinate. An LNC will prepare, the essential portions for the often cutting the costs in half.
What will a Legal Nurse Consultant do for you?
- Participate in client interviews, including visiting clients in their home, hospital or nursing home
- Identify, organize and analyze pertinent medical records
- Prepare a chronology, timeline or other summary of documentation in medical records
- Conduct medical literature searches
- Identify standards of care in medical malpractice cases
- Identify, screen and prepare expert witnesses
- Evaluate case strengths and weaknesses
- Draft or analyze medical portions of legal documents
- Educate attorneys regarding medical issues
- Attend independent medical exams
- Locate or prepare demonstrative evidence for trial
- Assist with preparation for and support during deposition, trial or ADR
Teresa Nash Olander, RN