What does a Legal Nurse Consultant Do?
Combine nursing expertise with legal knowledge to assist attorneys and their clients in understanding the health care issues related to medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits. Legal nurse consultants perform legal and medical research, identify standards of care, review medical records, interview witnesses, and assist attorneys in all aspects of litigation.
Legal Nurse Consultant Role and Responsibilities
Legal nurse consultants work with attorneys and other legal and health care professionals to provide insight into the medically related aspects of cases. Diverse areas of employment include:
• Medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability
• Insurance defense
• Risk management
• Government agency regulation and compliance work.
Legal nurse consultants assume diverse roles, ranging from reviewing medical records and performing medical and legal research, to dealing with expert witnesses and assisting attorneys with pretrial and trial activities. They may also provide health care risk management support and education, or open their own consulting practices. Legal nurse consultants are in
high demand at law firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and health care risk management departments.
LNC Career Outlook / Job Diversity
If you are a registered nurse interested in the law, legal procedure, and working with legal professionals, consider the challenging and diverse field of legal nurse consulting. Legal nurse consultants are in high demand at law firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and health care risk management departments.
Who Should Take this Program?
This program is for registered nurses interested in the law, legal procedure, and working with legal professionals in a variety of legal and health care environments. Join this exciting career.
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