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Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Expert Review

by April 27, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Nursing expert witnesses play a crucial role in resolving nursing malpractice cases. Here are some common questions. I got the records directly from the law firm. They are a mess. What should I do? It is difficult to review records that are not organized. Make every effort to put the records together in a logical […]

Avoiding the Borderline Personality Disorder Client

by April 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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What can you do as a legal nurse consultant to avoid the borderline personality disorder client from hell? In part 1, I shared tips for detecting the borderline personality client. 1. The first rule of dealing with this kind of client is not to take cases from him or her in the first place. When […]

Detecting the Personality Disorder Client from Hell

by April 13, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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10-12% of the US population suffers from a diagnosable personality disorder. An attorney with a personality disorder may one day be your client. Recently, Pat described a frustrating interaction with a “nightmare client” and alluded to the red flags that flew early in the relationship. Often, we only see those red flags after we’ve been […]

What Selling Soap Taught Me About Marketing to Attorneys

by April 6, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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I received the call right before I went into labor. “We’re coming tomorrow to pick up your leftover product.” Before becoming a legal nurse consultant, I became involved with a multilevel marketing company. My husband and I spent $3000 to become distributors of household cleaners. This was a lot of money in 1970. We lived […]

The Nightmare Client

by March 30, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Some of our greatest lessons are learned in the most painful way. Little did I know the first time I met Walter Forman (not his name) that he would create so much havoc in my legal nurse consulting business. We believed we were good at spotting problem clients. We thought our systems were strong enough […]

Index of Medical Records: A Key to Success

by March 23, 2015 » Add more comments.
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You are an expert witness or a legal nurse consultant who sends medical records to an expert witness. An up-to-date index of records is a key to success. It helps both the expert and the attorneys quickly determine which records an expert has received. There are a couple of easy ways to create an index. […]

Legal Nurse Consultant’s Ideal Client

by March 16, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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As legal nurse consultants we want to attract attorneys who can hire us to work on cases. But your marketing needs to be informed by an understanding of your ideal client. Who is your target market? What is the audience that you’re trying to attract? Whenever you create marketing materials, you need to picture your […]

Nursing Expert Witness – Arrogance

by March 9, 2015 » Add more comments.
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You need a highly credentialed expert witness for a case. You supply experts. You form impressions about experts when you talk with them. Don’t refer experts who don’t get past your screening. One recent phone call left an impression. Our client asked us to provide a nursing expert witness who is a nurse practitioner. We […]

Air Embolism – Deadly Result of Patient Abandonment

by March 2, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Natalie B. age twenty-three, was born physically and mentally handicapped. One afternoon, an employee of defendant MedLink of Ohio, a home healthcare company, took Natalie to the defendant Uni¬versity Hospitals of Cleveland for dialysis treatment. The employee then left while Natalie had the treatment. During the treatment, Natalie pulled the catheter from her chest. A […]

Expert Witness Discredited

by February 26, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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An expert witness’ secret had a devasting effect on a case. Sally Signal was a retired head nurse of an operating room. She was used to being in charge and had a headstrong personality. She went into the hospital for signs of a possible stroke. She had a small amount of left-sided weakness but was […]

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