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Altered Medical Records, Lose the Case: Part I

  Altering medical records is no laughing matter and for doctors involved in medical malpractice suits it could mean the kiss of death Take for example a New York jury who recently awarded American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good review of committing fraud by altering medical records. Altered medical records can lead to law suits and more importantly personal injury.  Any legal nurse consultant should read this and know what to look for and how to prevent records from being altered.  If you feel you need more information you should study up by taking legal nursing courses.   Again

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Courses in Legal Nurse Consulting Certification Video

Legal Nurse Consulting Certification This video below reviews the legal nurse consulting program at AIHCP.   If you are interested in taking courses in legal nurse consulting, please click here   AIHCP

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Patients’ odds of winning medical malpractice suits in Canada aren’t good

  The chances of a patient winning a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor in Canada are slim, according to After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives, a new book on the subject… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A very interesting look at the malpractice playing field in Canada. Out of 521 cases that went to trial, only 116 led to a judgment that favoured the patient. And the median damage awarded was just $117,000, he noted. The author states that physicians in Canada are defended by a physician association with considerable assets. A interesting

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Florida Physicians Closer To Medical Malpractice Bill

  The Florida Medical Association is one step closer to passing a medical malpractice bill after it was approved by the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday . The American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Medical malpractice reform initiatives are alive and well! This bill would change criteria on who can testify for or against a physician in a medical malpractice case. It is a short but interesting piece of information. #legalnurse See on www.dougbeam.com

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Nursing Malpractice Case Study – Legal Nurse Consultant

Nursing Malpractice Case Study – Legal Nurse Consultant

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: An insightful article that details a malpractice case that involved a patient in an emergency room. The legal expense of the case was $500,000.00. Many believe that most malpractice cases are filed against physicians. This is not so. Many cases are filed against nurses. As such, the role of the legal nurse has grown considerably over the past several decades. If you are interested in legal nurse consulting, click here. Anyone interested in becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant should view this case study. See on www.nso.com Link to case study: click here

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The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant

The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant

The Legal Nurse What is the role of the legal nurse consultant?  A legal nurse consultant (or simply an LCN) is a certified registered nurse who makes use of his or her background experience as a health care provider in order to offer advice to legal experts and attorneys, about various issues of the law that involve the medical field. The legal nurse uses his or her expertise to review medical records, analyze medical information and then offer her informed opinion to attorneys. Despite the fact that the job of legal nurse consultant has been around for roughly three decades,

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Legal Nurse Consulting Can Help With Personal Injury

Legal Nurse Consulting Can Help You Choose The Right Lawyer. If you are in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit, you may feel a bit overwhelmed and hopeless. You must be sure that you learn all you can about this situation, and that’s what this article aims to assist you with. Continue reading for more tips on preparing a winning case. Choose a lawyer you like. You don’t need to stay with one that you don’t get along with just because that person knows what they’re doing. If you don’t get along with them, you won’t win your case. 

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Legal Nurse Consulting and Radiology Malpractice Statistics

Legal Nurse Consulting and Radiology Malpractice Statistics

Legal Nurse Consultants and Radiology Malpractice The chance of a health care provider being sued is always high and realistic.  Legal nurse consultants can help in cases where there is legitimate case or even defend the health care provider if they feel the patient is in the wrong.  One such area is radiology.  Below is research on malpractice within radiology. The Department of Radiology of the NJ Medical School conducted research on statistics involving malpractice suits on radiologists.  Their findings showed a fifty percent change of such claims with men more likely being higher than women to be sued.  Their complete findings can be found

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Skilled Care Denied? Legal Nursing Issues

Skilled Care Denied?  Legal Nursing Issues

Legal Nurse Consulting Issues In Medicare An interesting topic for Legal Nurse Consultants and Legal Nursing Issues – the denial of skilled care for patients who can not get any better than their current condition. Julian Gray and Frank Petrich of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette write about the problem in their article, “Elder Law: Where is ‘Plateauing’ Today in Medicare” What is “plateauing” in the context of Medicare skilled nursing care, and where  is it today? Well, it’s sort of like not going over the “fiscal cliff” because  you’re on the plateau, but by being on the plateau you get shoved off

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Legal Nurses Can Help One With Social Security and Disability Claims

Legal Nurses Can Help One With Social Security and Disability Claims

Legal Nurses Consultants Can Help One Through the Maze of  the Social Security Disability Program     Legal Nurses!  The Social Security Disability program is operated by the Social Security Disability Administration that caters to provide financial assistance to those people who are physically or mentally disabled. General tax revenues fund this program and it is so designed that both the disabled person as well as their family members get its benefit. In simpler term the Social Security Disability service can be defined as an insurance program that provides benefits to the insured disabled person if he has been paying