What does a legal nurse consultant do?
A legal nurse consultant is an expert within their area of practice. These consultants work with law professionals, usually attorneys, and perform a variety of services. They assist in medical malpractice cases, personal injury claims, act as observers during Independent Medical Exams, offer expert consultations to determine if a case has merit, and offer expert witness testimonies. They also offer summaries and chronologies of medical charts, as well as "weaving a story" out of a medical chart full of undecipherable medical terminology and abbreviations. There is an increased demand for legal nurse consultants, leading to more well-rounded, better educated attorney-clients regarding their cases.