Legal nurse consultants can provide information to the attorneys based on their background of medical experience and expertise. While legal nurse consultant expert witnesses work with both the legal and medical fields, they are foremost experienced and trained with medical disciplines and work to provide such information to the attorneys, who will then apply it to a legal context.
Because legal nurse consultant expert witnesses have a background in the healthcare system, they are often called upon to provide expert opinions based on the analysis of medical records and other healthcare-based documents related to a court case. As registered nurses, as well as clinical nurse specialists, these experts may have backgrounds in such medical areas as pediatrics, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, renal failure, orthopedics, gastrointestinal issues, oncology, spinal injuries, surgical nursing, wound care, psychotherapy, assisted living, emergency medicine, and other conditions and injuries.
Legal nurse consultant expert witnesses are also often asked to provide an assessment on whether the proper healthcare was provided in accordance with the necessary regulatory compliance and risk management as required by each patient. Legal nurse consultants can also comment on any cases involving medical malpractice and if the nurse or medical facility in question followed the correct procedures in relation to the proper standards of care.
Since 1991, ForensisGroup has provided attorneys with qualified nursing experts. Find out more by calling our office or submit an expert request form today to retain an authoritative legal nurse consultant expert witness.