You are a legal nurse consultant who is asked to be involved in screening a medical malpractice case for merit. The medical records are in hand; someone needs to review them. Who should review them, and in what sequence, depends on numerous factors. When should the attorney screen the case and when should an LNC?
Suppose the attorney has in-depth knowledge of the medical and legal issues involved in a claim but there are extensive records. The time it would take the attorney to go through these records often makes it more expedient for the LNC to organize the records, conduct an initial review, and summarize the issues.
Listen in as Pat Iyer chats about these points
- Why sometimes only an LNC will do
- When subcontractors for the legal nurse consultant make sense
- Who you can hire as a subcontractor who will work at a reduced rate
- How to apply the concepts of screening a case to this story of a dead woman who awoke in the OR
- Does it really happen that dead people sit up and talk?
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Pat Iyer has been a legal nurse consultant since 1987 when she first began reviewing cases as an expert witness. She achieved national prominence through her texts and many contributions to the legal nurse consulting field. She used all of the tips in this podcast to screen medical malpractice cases.