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Nursing Standard of Care: Just following orders? Part 2

by June 1, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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In part 1 of this blog, I shared facts to analyze the standard of care. I described a case of a man seen in the ER. The patient had a significant change in his condition on discharge, yet was sent home anyway and subsequently died. Did the ER nurse meet the standard of care? Let’s […]

Nursing Standard of Care: Just following orders? Part 1

by May 29, 2015 » Add the first comment.

I have had the questioned posed to me by an attorney in a deposition (on more than one occasion), “So you think you know more than the doctor”? The nurses’ responsibility does not end with blindly following a physician’s order. I have personally testified at 3 depositions and was asked this question at 2 of […]

Four Steps to Create an LNC Sample Work Product Part 2

by May 18, 2015 » Add more comments.

You have an interview with an attorney to discuss your services as a legal nurse consultant. The attorney asks you to bring sample work product. You say, “Help! I’ve never done a case.” In part 1, I explained how to use a case from your clinical experience to create a fictitious work product. In this […]

Four Steps to Create an LNC Sample Work Product Part 1

by May 11, 2015 » Add more comments.
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As a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC), it’s important that you show potential clients or employers samples of your work product. Work product includes medical chronologies, medical summaries, timelines, calendars, and other written reports. Work product samples are particularly important for new LNCs, because attorneys want to know if you’re capable of analyzing medical records and […]

Top 5 Legal Nurse Consulting Billing Mistakes

by May 4, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Avoid financial landmines that will cost your legal nurse consulting business. You will gain both income and clients if you follow these practices. All of these lessons I learned the hard way. 1. Don’t set unreasonably low legal nurse consulting fees. Some inexperienced legal nurse consultants believe that if they set their fees low, their […]

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 […]

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