Our paralegals screen our medical-legal cases, so, why do I need
a Legal Nurse Consultant?
are already familiar with medical charts, can interpret lab tests
and x-rays, and know proper nursing and medical interventions.
are trained in the legal workings of cases. It is an inefficient
use of their time to deal with the screening and interpretation
of medical charts, finding standards of care, looking for charting
errors, and suspicions of chart tampering, and we can readily
spot omissions of vital information. We can manage the medical
issues with expedience and free up the paralegal's time to deal
with the legal aspects.
How do we pay for the Legal Nurse Consultant?
we work on a case, the firm or company generally bills the client
for our time. Our time is considerably less costly than an attorney's
time. We free up the attorney to deal with other issues. Thus,
Legal Nurse Consultants are cost effective for both the attorney
and the client.
Legal Nurse Consultants locate expert witnesses?
We are well networked from our years of nursing and can locate
expert witness physicians in all specialties, nurses, pharmacists,
lab techs, x-ray techs, psychologists, etc. Legal Nurse Consultants
can work with expert witnesses acting as liason between the expert
witness and the attorney. We also help prep expert witnesses for
Can Legal Nurse Consultants be Expert Witnesses too?
We can be expert witnesses when appropriate. The Legal Nurse Consultant
can be an expert witness if he or she is still actively working
in the field of nursing involved in a case. However, we never
work as expert witness and consultant on the same case.