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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 […]

Emergency Medical Services: Was There a Duty to a Person Not a Patient?

by February 22, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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The mobile intensive care unit staffed by an EMT and nurse was called to the home of Loretta and her daughter, Erin. The daughter had a seizure at home. The ambulance driver encouraged Loretta to come along in the ambulance to the hospital. Loretta said, “I’m feeling faint. I don’t really want to go,” but […]

3 Attorney Clients Legal Nurse Consultants Should Avoid

by February 10, 2015 » Add more comments.
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Sometimes there are warning signs evident the first time an attorney approaches a legal nurse consultant with a case. Learn to heed these warning signs. Often these warning signs revolve around your fee agreement. There is trouble ahead when the attorney attempts to talk you out of critical terms in your agreement. “My client will […]

Elder Abuse Cases: How the Legal Nurse Consultant Can Help

by February 2, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Attorneys involved in litigating elder abuse cases may benefit from the help of a legal nurse consultant. Your ability to interpret medical records helps your clients investigate these types of elder abuse cases. 1. Neglect: when an elder does not receive care to satisfy her basic needs. The medical records may reveal signs of malnutrition […]

Expert witness payment for depositions – how to get paid every time

by January 27, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Legal nurse consultants and expert witnesses sometimes have difficulty collecting for their services. Check out this advice for solving and avoiding the problem. I received this email: Dear Pat, I have a question regarding failure of an attorney to pay me within 30 days – for a video/audio depo done. He took my deposition. My […]

Legal nurse consultants – how to avoid being a victim

by January 23, 2015 » Add the second comment.

Working with attorneys requires a great self image, self-confidence and a willingness to stand up for yourself. A positive mindset eliminates a lot of problems. When LNCs talk to me about fee and collection issues, often thier mindset, communication, or self confidence factors affect finances. Here’s how to avoid this trap. Listen to the guidance […]

Mentors – 7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Coach or Mentor

by January 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Most successful people have at some point in time, had someone to help them navigate their path. A mentor, a coach, a personal trainer, a teacher – someone walked beside and ahead of them, helping them make their way. Perhaps you know you are ready to invest in a mentor or coach to move your […]

If Your Video Script is Good – Your Looks Don’t Matter!

by January 15, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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In 2012, the Fashion Police voted Tina Fey best dressed at that year’s Emmy Awards. The comment from Joan Rivers? “Tina finally got it right!” You see, for many years Tina Fey has been well known for being a fashion DON’T! So why was she a star in spite of her appearance? Because she’s a […]

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