"I am glad of all details, whether they seem to you to be relevant or not." Sherlock Holmes
Legal Nurse Consultants serve a multitude of roles in the legal arena, and can work with either plaintiff or defense.
MEDICAL RECORD ANALYSIS
Create a "STORYBOOK"of the medical records: A medical chronology/Synopsis that includes the medical text, accompanied by definitions, pictures, and explanations
Review, analyze, and interpret healthcare records
Screen cases for MERIT
Assess records for completeness
ACT AS A LIASON between healthcare providers, clients, families, and the legal team. The legal system can be very intimidating to healthcare providers; having a nurse on the legal team can help alleviate their anxiety.
Nurses are trained and experienced in dealing with people in emotional states, and are a valuable asset when talking with clients and families. Nurses are also adept at picking up subtle behavioral clues and nuances.
RESEARCHmedical information and literature
Prepare report summaries of this information that enhances the legal teams understanding of the matters.
Assist with discovery
Assist in preparation and response to interrogatories
Identify, adherence to, "Standards of Care"
ROLE IN MEDIATION
Attend mediation meetings
Educate the participants on medical related matters
Clarify information so that the participants can make informed decisions
EDUCATE THE LEGAL TEAM to assist them in comprehending healthcare related topics, understanding medical terminology, and grasping the implications of medical events
The Big Picture: Tie in healthcare information, medical care, pathophysiology, client
history, and patient outcomes, to see how it all pieces together
Locate and vet expert witnesses
Conference with potential experts
Attend Independent Medical Examinations (IME's) with clients
Prepare summaries of (IME's)
Assist with witness preparation
Prepare and manage exhibits
Attend and assist with trial
Dana Point, California
Between San Diego and Los Angeles
We can travel on site to your location, or work remotely.