Legal consulting in the field of health sector is often referred to LNC (legal nurse consultants). This is because they are very familiar with medical terms and the different medical procedures. There are certified legal nurse consultants (CLNC) who have specialized in this field of legal consultation.
The advantage of having LNC consultants is that they can even give reports that can be studied by the concerned Attorney and are in a better position to intervene with the witness. These nurse consultants are also being effective in interpreting the various policies and procedures of health care. While legal and paralegal professionals are expert in law they are not very much directly into the medical /health sector environment and so a certified nurse is often preferred sometimes even to a doctor for legal consultation. This is because the senior doctors are prone to overlook many details of a case that easily comes under a nurse’s scrutiny. More over these nurses can readily accompany the client and can offer testimony during deposition and trial.
Some of the common areas of medical legal consulting include,
- Screening of a case
- Expert witness location
- Organizing medical records
- Preparing exhibits
- Assessing the damage or injury
- Standard of care application
- Summarizing a medical record
- Medical literature research
- Case Analysis
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