Nursing Expert Witness & Legal Nurse Consultants Part 2

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

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