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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 [...]

Emergency Department Medical Records Part 1

by June 20, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Use your legal nurse consulting skills to help attorneys understand emergency department medical records. Here are some of the points that affect personal injury cases. • Who first saw the patient? Usually a triage nurse will evaluate the patient before the patient is officially checked into the emergency department (ED). • How did the patient [...]

Personal Injury Medical Records – What to Look For

by June 16, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Physician office records hold the keys for analyzing personal injury cases. They can make or break a plaintiff’s case. It is crucial that you as the legal nurse consultant be able to read and decipher these records in a personal injury case. Look for these pieces of information. Are you able to read the physician’s [...]

Missing Medical Records

by June 13, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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How do you know as a legal nurse consultant that medical records are complete? Although a copy of a certified medical record is supposed to be compared by the medical records custodian with the original, it is common for pages to be missing. This often happens because of inattention during the process of copying the [...]

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