A legal nurse consultant is a licensed registered nurse who reviews medical facts and issues and their
outcomes for various organizations. They offer an extensive education and clinical background.
A LNC can work for an organization as an employee or as an independent consultant. The organizations that can use their work can include, but are not limited to:
Both roles are complimentary. The LNC identifies standards of care and any deviations. They can also
recognize medical issues and list potential medical complications of the injuries and possible outcomes.
The four elements of a medical malpractice case can be identified.A LNC is a licensed registered nurse
that has extensive education in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. In addition, they have
practiced in clinical settings.
In general, an LNC is cost-effective, provides medical knowledge and experience along with a method to expand your staff as needed. More specifically, an independent LNC can be hired as needed to free up the in-house LNC to manage other cases. When the workload increases temporarily, there is no need to hire another person. An independent LNC can be matched to cases by specialty, i.e. product liability or medical malpractice. In addition, when there are expected vactions or unexpected leaves of absence by staff, an independent LNC can allow work to continue. Hiring an independent LNC means no benefits need to be paid.