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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

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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