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The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant

The parameter of the legal nurse consultant may include, but are not limited to:
* Educating attorneys and others involved in the legal process concerning health care facts and issues of a case or claim
* Reviewing, summarizing and analyzing medical records and other pertinent documents and comparing and correlating them to the allegations
* Assessing issues of damages and causation
* Indentifying, locating, evaluating and conferring with expert witnesses
* Facilitating communications and thus strategizing with the legal professional for successful resolutions between parties involved in health care related litigation or other medical-legal or health care legal matters
* Interviewing witnesses and parties pertinent to the healthcare issues in collaboration with legal professionals
* Developing collaborative case strategies with those practicing within the legal system
* Providing support during discovery, depositions, trial and other legal proceedings
* Insurance companies
* Hospital risk management departments
* As self-employed practitioners
* Acting as liason between the legal and health care communities, and other professionals.


The primary role of the legal nurse consultant is to evaluate, analyze and render informed opinions of the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes.


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