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My Secret Weapon

by July 25, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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I could not run my legal nurse consulting business without my database. If you are trying to keep track of clients, prospects, experts and cases with scattered pieces of papers or Excel spreadsheets, you need a database. I use ACT! which has the features I describe below. It is easy to customize. What can a [...]

5 Tips for the LNC for Keeping Attorney Clients

by July 22, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Client retention is a crucial issue for legal nurse consultants. Legal nurse consultants make one sale out of twenty prospective client contacts. That means that for two contacts you’d have to meet forty contacts, or potential clients. That is a bit daunting. You have to be willing to go to meetings, make calls, go to [...]

Copying and Pasting in Medical Records: How to Recognize It

by July 18, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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As a legal nurse consultant, you are in an ideal position to detect copying and pasting in a medical record. A staff nurse copies the note she wrote the previous day. Or she copies the note written by the previous shift. The attending physician copies a progress note he wrote the previous day when he [...]

Legal Nurse Consultant’s Role in Preparing Demonstrative Evidence

by July 15, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Nurses think visually, a skill that helps legal nurse consultant working with attorneys to prepare demonstrative evidence. How do you use this skill with litigation? Although demonstrative evidence usually refers to exhibits created for use with mediations or trials, it can be used in reports or settlement brochures as well. Begin with the End in [...]

How to Organize Medical Records

by July 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Watch this for some practical tips for legal nurse consultants on organizing medical records.

Nursing Expert Witness Reports: 10 Tips for Presenting Facts and Opinions

by July 8, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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I have written or read thousands of expert witness reports over the last 26 years. Your expert witness report will be read by the attorneys on both sides, claims adjusters, the risk manager, the judge, and opposing experts. You must be able to craft a powerful expert report in order to effectively present your expert [...]

Should You Add a New LNC Service?

by July 4, 2014 » Add more comments.
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Should you offer attorneys a new legal nurse consulting product or service? Should you provide medical illustrations, trial consulting, jury selection guidance, mock trials or more new services? This is a model you may use to determine the level of risk and possibility of success for offering new LNC services or products. There are four [...]

3 Ways to Build Your Legal Nurse Consulting Business

by July 1, 2014 » Add more comments.
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How can you build the foundation for a strong legal nurse consulting business that will carry you forward? Here are 3 tips that helped me grow a successful business. 1. Never stop marketing. It is tempting to connect with one or two key clients and get complacent. You are receiving a steady flow of cases. [...]

Emergency Department Medical Records Part 2

by June 27, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Legal nurse consultants play a vital role in helping attorneys understand medical records. Here are some of the things you may find in emergency department medical records. Read part 1 for more tips about emergency department medical records. • Was there a positive alcohol smell noted? This may be written as “+ETOH” or “AOB” (alcohol [...]

Three Hard Lessons I Learned to Apply to Your Legal Nurse Consulting Business

by June 24, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Like many entrepreneurs, I have had more than one business. The mistakes I have made in other businesses carry lessons for my legal nurse consulting business – and for yours. Learn from my errors; save yourself a lot of money, time and grief. 1. Don’t try to create a new market for what you know [...]

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