Why Should An Attorney Hire a Legal Nurse Consultant?
Knowledge. The legal nurse consultant has a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical treatment and disease processes. Experience. The legal nurse consultant has extensive clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records and medical literature. Resourcefulness. The legal nurse consultant possesses a network of medical and professional resources and contacts.
– American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants 2014
LRSolutions is able to offer comprehensive, high-level nurse consulting for law firms and solos in all jurisdictions. Areas where nurse consulting is relevant include medical and nursing malpractice, worker’s compensation, personal injury, criminal law and any case where health is an issue.
Our National Nurse Consulting services include:
- Assess medical records and analyze the case
- Support the attorneys case
- Work with other experts and witnesses
- Serve as the attorneys liaison
- Assist with discovery and preparation for court
Assess Medical Records and Analyze the Case
- Identify, locate, review and interpret relevant medical records, hospital policies and procedures, other essential documents and tangible items.
- Organize, tab and paginate medical records for easy reference.
- Summarize, translate and interpret medical records.
- Prepare chronologies of the medical events involved in a case.
- Screen cases for merit.
- Identify, locate, summarize and interpret applicable standards of care.
- Identify adherences to and deviations from the applicable standards of care.
- Identify causation issues, assess damages/injuries and identify contributing factors.
- Identify and recommend potential defendants.
- Identify issues of tampering with the medical records.
- Develop written reports for the attorney’s use as study tools.
Support the Attorneys Case
- Search and summarize medical and nursing literature and integrate results of that search into case analysis.
- Analyze the validity of research studies relied on by all parties.
- Coordinate and attend independent medical examinations.
Work with Experts and Other Witnesses
- Identify, locate and interface with testifying experts needed for the case.
- Communicate with appropriate expert witnesses for deposition and trial.
- Analyze and compare testifying experts’ reports and other work products.
- Help prepare witnesses.
Serve as the Attorneys Liaison
- Interview plaintiff and defense clients, key witnesses and experts.
- Consult with healthcare providers.
- Meet with other consultants and service providers on the attorney’s behalf.
Assist with Discovery and Preparation for Court
- Prepare questions for deposition or trial examination (direct or cross).
- Prepare interrogatories and requests for production.
- Analyze and summarize depositions and past testimony.
- Assist with exhibit preparation and other demonstrative evidence.
- Attend courtroom proceedings when relevant.
- Coordinate and assist in facilitating focus groups and mock trials.
- Assist in resolution of cases through alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation.