The nursing expert witness may often be a Legal Nurse Consultant. Here, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants answers:
What Does a Legal Nurse Consultant Do?
# Acts as a liaison with attorneys, physicians and clients # Educates attorneys regarding medical facts and issues relating to a case or claim # Researches applicable literature and evidence to determine the merits of a case # Reviews and analyzes documents and compares them to the allegations # Summarizes medical literature # Screens for record tampering # Defines and evaluates the standards of care practices # Evaluates the possible breach of duty on the part of the healthcare practitioner or facility # Prepares witness and exhibit lists
For more, see aalnc.org.