Legal Nurse ConsultantFrom interpreting medical jargon to preparing you for court, the services a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant delivers give your practice the competitive medical edge.

Nowhere else can an attorney find this level of cost-effective expertise for reviewing medical records or interpreting the terminology and subtleties of healthcare and hospital administration.

Our services include:

Medical Record Analysis

  • Identify, locate, review and interpret relevant medical records, hospital policies and procedures, other documents and tangible items.
  • Organize, tab and paginate medical records for easy reference.
  • Prepare chronologies of the medical events involved in a case.
  • Summarize, translate and interpret medical records.
  • Identify issues of tampering with the medical records.
  • Screen medical malpractice cases for merit.
  • Identify, locate, summarize and interpret applicable standards of care.
  • Identify adherences to and deviations from these standards.
  • Identify causation issues, assess damages/injuries and identify contributing factors.
  • Identify and recommend potential defendants.
  • Develop written reports for the attorney’s use as study tools.

Case Support

  • Search and summarize medical and nursing literature and integrate search results into the case analysis.
  • Analyze the validity of research studies relied on by all parties.
  • Help in developing life care plans.
  • Update and recommend additions to the attorney’s medical library.

Medical Liaison

  • Interview plaintiff and defense clients, key witnesses and experts.
  • Consult with healthcare providers.
  • Attend and report on independent medical examinations (IMEs).
  • Meet with other consultants and service providers on the attorney’s behalf.

Expert Testimony and Witness Preparation

  • Identify types of testifying experts needed for the case.
  • Locate and communicate with appropriate expert witnesses for deposition and trial.
  • Analyze potential experts’ reports and other work product.
  • Help prepare witnesses and experts for deposition and trial.
  • Serve as an expert witness and testify to the nursing standard of care.

Discovery and Court Preparation

  • Prepare questions for deposition or trial examination (direct or cross).
  • Prepare interrogatories and requests for production.
  • Review and draft responses to various legal documents and correspondence for the attorney’s signature.
  • Analyze and summarize depositions and past testimony.
  • Assist with exhibit preparation and other demonstrative evidence.
  • Attend courtroom proceedings when relevant.
  • Coordinate and assist with facilitating focus groups and mock trials.
  • Assist in resolution of cases through alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation.