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What is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?

A certified legal nurse consultant (CLNC) is a registered nurse who uses existing expertise as a healthcare professional plus specialized training as a CLNC to consult on medical-related cases. Attorneys have come to rely on these specially trained RNs when faced with cases as simple as neck injuries caused by auto accidents and as groundbreaking as the Rodney King case, Fen-Phen, silicone implants, tobacco industry and Firestone tire litigation. A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant's expertise is also valuable on medical malpractice and environmental cases.

Why do attorneys need Certified Legal Nurse Consultants?

According to the Houston Chronicle, of the approximately 900,000 attorneys in practice today, twenty five percent deal with medical related cases. They rely on specially trained Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to help them win cases for their clients.

Few attorneys know how to read medical records or understand the terminology and subtleties of healthcare issues. While the attorney is the expert on legal issues, the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is the expert on nursing, the healthcare system and its inner workings. Legal nurse consultants bring specialized education and expertise to the medically related issues of the litigation process. Many medical legal cases are too voluminous and technical to be reviewed by someone without healthcare experience and knowledge of the medical system. Due extension education, training and expertise in the medical arena, a legal nurse consultant can prove to be an invaluable asset to a law firm. Legal nurse consultants have a background of clinical experience that includes interpretation of medical records, documents, medical-legal issues and knowledge of standards of care.


What types of cases can a certified legal nurse consultant assist with?

Medical and Nursing Malpractice
General Negligence
Product Liability
Toxic Torts / Environmental
Workers' Compensation
Any Health, Illness or Injury Issue

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