LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANTS
Information for Legal Nurse Consultants
Legal Nurse Consultants & Their Powerful Role
Legal nurse consulting plays a powerful role in the litigation process by bridging the gap between medicine and the judicial system. Legal nurse consultants are licensed RNs with specialized training and they use their clinical experience and specialized education to interpret, research and analyze medical-related issues relevant to a legal case or claim. Based on their investigations, they provide an informed opinion on the delivery of health care and its results.
As consultants, legal nurses serve as analysts, collaborators, strategists, researchers and educators. With their in-depth knowledge of nursing, medicine and the healthcare system, their contributions are recognized in all types of medical-legal cases or claims across all medical-legal settings. As such, LNCs are uniquely qualified and valuable members of the legal team.
Knowledge. The legal nurse consultant has a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical treatment and disease processes.
Experience. The legal nurse consultant has extensive clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records and medical literature.
Resourcefulness. The legal nurse consultant possesses a network of medical and professional resources and contacts.