The nursing expert witness may often be a Legal Nurse Consultant. Here, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants answers what makes a Legal Nurse Consultant distinct:
As licensed registered nurses, legal nurse consultants bring specialized health care education and clinical experience to the medically related issues of the litigation process. This education and experience distinguishes legal nurse consultants from paralegals and legal assistants and provides the foundation for the legal nurse consultant’s ability to recognize, interpret and analyze all relevant medically related information in a claim or case.
The primary role of the legal nurse consultant is to evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions on the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes. For over 20 years, legal nurse consultants have acted as collaborators and strategists, offering support in medically-related litigation and other medical-legal matters.
The AALNC 2010 National Educational Conference will be help March 24-27 in Pittsburgh, PA.
For more, see aalnc.org.