Legal Nurse Consultants

Legal Nurse Consultant

a legal nurse consultant is to analyze the available information and provide an informed option about the quality of medical care given and the outcome that resulted from that care.

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Legal Nurse Consultant & Expert Witnesses


Because of their extensive knowledge and experience in the medical field, legal nursing consultants can also serve as expert witnesses on cases that fall within their nursing specialty. Typically, nurses who do this type of work have advanced degrees, certifications, and years of experience in their field.


Expert witnesses review and analyze the available medical documentation and then provide an informed opinion about the standards of care and the results of that care. They may give verbal testimony in a courtroom or they may write reports that will be submitted as evidence in the cases. Nurses that choose this specialty must be able to communicate clearly orally and in writing, explain medical terms and concepts using words the average person can understand, and conform to the evidence-based standards to educate relevant parties about the medical parts of the case.

 

Is Legal Nursing The Right Career For You?

A career as a legal nurse consultant can be challenging and rewarding, but it’s not for everyone. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to determine if this career field is for you...