Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?

A CLNC® consultant is a registered nurse who has successfully mastered the rigorous CLNC® Certification Program developed by the company that pioneered the field of legal nurse consulting. The CLNC® consultant has the expertise to quickly pinpoint and interpret medical and nursing issues in any case involving health, illness or injury.

Why do attorneys need CLNC® consultants?

While the attorney is the legal expert, the CLNC® consultant is the expert on the healthcare system and its inner workings. Nowhere else will the legal profession have access to this level of cost-effective expertise for reviewing medical records and understanding and communicating the terminology and subtleties of the healthcare system.

When should attorneys call a CLNC® consultant?

From the moment a potential case comes in, the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant becomes an invaluable asset by identifying the medical issues, screening the case for merit, making sense out of voluminous amounts of cryptic medical records and providing 30 other CLNC® services relevant to the case.

Why should attorneys consult with a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant if they’re already using an MD?

The services of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant are far more cost-effective than those of a physician. Because RNs are the only healthcare providers who are face-to-face with the patient every day, the CLNC® consultant can educate attorneys about a wide range of basic medical issues. The CLNC® consultant saves time and money otherwise spent on expensive medical experts.