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 & Workers’ Compensation



Workers’ Compensation is a state program that pays medical expenses and sometimes cash benefits to people who have been hurt on the job. The role of a legal nurse consultant is to read the medical records of claimants, coordinate medical care, and prepare claims for litigation if appropriate.

 

 

Some LNCs also operate as medical case managers for claimants. However, the extent of their involvement is regulated by the state. In some states, the LNCs are simply the point of contact for the different parties involved in the claim. Others are required to be more involved. Typically LNCs that operate as case managers have the Certified Case Manager credential and backgrounds in rehabilitation, occupational nursing, orthopedics, or home health care.

 

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...