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Legal Nurse Consulting Nightmare! Organ Thrown Away.

Legal Nurse Consulting Nightmare!  Organ Thrown Away.

Sometimes in the medical field mistakes are made and legal nurse consulting professionals are needed to address the situation.     Sometimes these medical mistakes make the national news.   In the University of Toledo Medical Center, the organ transplant department accidentally threw away a waiting patient’s new kidney.   Imagine the legal nightmare, a donor gives their kidney away to someone who needs it to later find out that the hospital threw it away.  For the full article please read below. From Huffington Post Hospital Accidentally Throws Kidney Away COLUMBUS, Ohio — Health officials and a consulting surgeon are reviewing a living-donor kidney

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Legal Nursing and Product Liability

Legal Nursing and Product Liability

The Legal Nurse: Understanding Product Liability   Legal nurse consultants are working today in cases involving legal nursing related product liability. Many people share a common misconception that the only proof that is required in product liability cases is prove regarding product defect and injury to the plaintiff. This is entirely not the case as the process is a little bit more complicated and specialized than that. In fact, product liability law suits are more expensive and complicated compared to other kinds of lawsuits. This article presents a good review of the issues surrounding product liability claims of negligence. Legal nurses

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Legal Nurse Consultant Information

Legal Nurse Consultant Information

Legal Nurse Consulting as a Career A legal nurse consultant combines medical and legal fields to provide expert advice to healthcare and legal professionals. They must complete a diploma, associates, or bachelors degree program in nursing, obtaining a registered nursing license current in the state they are working in. A legal nurse consultant must also have a strong background in legal issues such as legal terminology, ethics, the US legal system, and criminal law. In order to succeed in this position, the legal nurse consultant should have superb communication skills, both verbal and written, that enable them to express medical

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What is Legal Nursing?

What is Legal Nursing?

What is Legal Nursing and What Does a  Professional Legal Nurse Do? Are you seeking some education, and you need to find the right college? Well if this is the case, and for instance, you want to look up legal nursing you would simply look online for the right college to provide you with the prerequisites and required courses that it requires for you to get this degree. There are many types of degrees that you can look for, and without the Internet, this would be a very difficult task to actually find the right position that you are looking

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Why Nurses Need Malpractice Insurance

Why Nurses Need Malpractice Insurance

The Legal Nurse The legal nurse provides information for legal nurse consultants as well as registered nurses in areas of nursing malpractice, as well as other legal issues. By: Janet Kress Being a nurse is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have. A nurse can save a person’s life, help someone recover from a surgery or even help a sick child. There are many nursing jobs available, the pay is amazing and the benefits are very good. However, a nurse can be held liable for anything that happens while they are on their shift. This is why

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Legal Nurses Can Protect You From Insurance Giants

Legal Nurses Can Protect You From Insurance Giants

Legal Nurses Can Protect Your Rights Is your insurance company permitted to have access to your medical records? Do you know if they are reviewing the intimate details of your medical history and care? The answer to this is yes and in many cases it takes a legal nurse to help you. Federal law allows this. This occurs because hospitals that receive medicare reimbursements must participate in a Peer Review Organization System. This system provides for quality of care review to insure patients are receiving appropriate care. Hospitals must contract with a peer review organization. The peer review organization then

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A Legal Nurse Consultant

A Legal Nurse Consultant

A Legal Nurse Consultant A  legal nurse consultant is a registered nurse that has been extensively educated and trained in the area of health care malpractice law. They come to this position with extensive backgrounds in health care, nursing and care delivery. Their health care knowledge and skills provides them a real opportunity to be of great asset in cases of malpractice. Many law firms and self-employed lawyers are seeking the services of legal nurse consultants to assist in them in preparing for litigation of cases. The nurse works to assist the lawyers in understanding medical terms and conditions and

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Elements of Health Care Malpractice

Elements of Health Care Malpractice

The Legal Nurse Medical or Health Care malpractice can be defined as a professional negligence by a medical professional i.e. a doctor, a surgeon, a nurse or any other healthcare professionals that results in emotional or physical harm to a patient. Medical malpractices come in many forms. For instance, a medical malpractice can be as a result of an act or an omission of a necessary act or care that eventually harms a patient.  The four elements of medical malpractice There are four main elements that have to be proven in any given medical malpractice case. These elements include; duty,

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Legal Nursing Advice: How to Avoid Malpractice

Legal Nursing Advice: How to Avoid Malpractice

A legal nursing term no nurse whats to hear is malpractice.   Malpractice occurs when something you were responsible for goes wrong.   Legal nurse professionals need to be aware that something are unavoidable.    With these legal nurse tips, however, you can make sure you have all your bases covered. By Barbara C. Phillips, NP From Nurse Together Legal Nursing Advice: How to Avoid Malpractice Most health care providers, including nurse practitioners, are ever vigilant to issues of malpractice. We all chant “do no harm” and yet we are human. We fly through the day trying to get everything done – seeing