Category: Legal Nurse Consultant

Give Me All You’ve Got (I’m Not Your Expert): A Legal Nurse Consultant Speaks Out!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 3, 2009

Thanks to Guest Blogger Alice Adams, a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) who speaks out as to the role of the LNC in a Personal Injury Case. Pulling no punches, she tells it like it is. This article clearly and succinctly spells out for both lawyers and lay people some very salient medical issues that arise in Personal Injury cases. I know you’ll enjoy her perspective. Give Me All You’ve Got (I’m not your expert) by Alice Adams, BA, RN, LNC A common misconception is that legal nurse consultants double as expert witnesses. They do not, and you do not want them to. As… Read More

The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in a Personal Injury Case

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 10, 2009

I have been very fortunate to meet a group of Legal Nurse Consultants whose passion, knowledge and expertise are of great benefit to my clients and my Personal Injury Law Practice. As you may or may not know, I represent people who have been injured in a myriad of different ways — vehicular accidents, slip and falls, dog/animal bites or attacks, assault and battery, defective products /product liability and more. In order to best represent my clients, I need to have a complete understanding of all aspects of their case including, of course, the injuries that they sustained as a result of the incident for which I’m representing… Read More

The Perfect Storm: Reducing Waiting Times in Emergency Departments and Diagnosing Heart Attacks by Jean M. Klingenberger, RN

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 8, 2009

Thanks to Guest Blogger, Legal Nurse Consultant Jean M. Klingenberger, MBA/MHA, BSN, RN, who took the time to write the following article. Legal Nurse Consultants (LNC) play an important role in personal injury and medical malpractice cases by reviewing and analyzing the client/patient’s medical records. Due to their extensive educational background and great practical experience in hospital and medical settings, LNC’s are able to review records and put together a comprehensive medical picture of the client’s case. This picture helps the lawyer deal with the medical issues and interact effectively with treating doctors, expert medical witnesses and the opinions of… Read More

Medical Billing & Legal Records A Legal Nurse Consultant’s Perspective by Guest Blogger, Susan van Ginneken, RN

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 18, 2009

Many times I have to ask Legal Nurse Consultants to review an injured client’s medical records and the related bills. I’m fascinated by the complexity of this process. Guest Blogger, Susan van Ginneken, a Legal Nurse Consultant, was kind enough to write the following article to help illustrate what it is that she does when reviewing the billing and legal records. Medical Billing and Legal Records by Susan van Ginneken, RN Harried Nurse As if attorneys and nurses do not have enough to be aware of in the medical record, now someone tells us that billing codes are being misused… Read More

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