Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice

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Edited by a seasoned Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC), this reference is for nurses who provide consultative services, both in-house and independently, to attorneys, insurance companies, risk management departments, government agencies, and others. It examines the roles of LNCs in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Designed to meet the needs of both novices and advanced practitioners, Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice focuses on the skills, processes, and information requisite to quality LNC practice.

Written and reviewed by experienced, practicing LNCs, chapters include topics such as:

  • the LNC’s role in professional negligence, product liability, toxic tort, and criminal litigation
  • life care planning and damages assessment
  • the nurse as expert witness
  • working with experts
  • preparing and evaluating deposition and trial testimony
  • principles of legal writing
  • legal theory
  • medical record and case analysis
  • medical literature research
  • client interviews and communications
  • independent medical examinations
  • discovery/disclosure
  • alternative dispute resolution and medication
  • trial preparation and trial
  • the LNC’s role in the insurance industry and in risk management
  • business principles for the LNC
  • ethics, professionalism, and standards of practice for LNCs