Working on a cancer malpractice suit provides special challenges for legal nurse consultants. As in all potential legal cases, attorneys come to LNCs for their expertise, and that requires special attention to discerning in which of several possible areas the error occurred. It also means being able to assign responsibility among a host of medical practitioners for the responsibility.
Susan Haibeck, an experienced LNC, shares her extensive knowledge derived from working in such cases. She emphasizes the need for receiving from attorneys all available information about the case, also the negative impact on a case when vital data has disappeared, the role of equipment malfunctions in assignment of error, and the importance of timing in diagnosis as a factor in standard of care.
She speaks about the especially poignant experience of working with children with cancer and offers hope that cures for many kinds of pediatric cancer have emerged. In addition, she and interviewer Pat Iyer, discuss cases which are prosecuted as fraud rather than malpractice. Susan cites a case in Michigan involving 450 lawsuits.
Susan has compiled her experience into a book about cancer care malpractice, Cancer Care Malpractice, published in 2021. Join Susan for this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast.
Join me in this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast to learn about The LNC Role with Cancer Care Malpractice Cases
- What questions should an LNC ask an attorney when he says, “I have a cancer case”?
- Do you have to be an oncology nurse to review a cancer malpractice case?
- Is an abstract of the case sufficient for thorough analysis?
- What aspect of oncology treatment is often overlooked in malpractice investigation?
- Why is an analysis of a cancer malpractice case so complex?
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Susan is a legal nurse consultant serving attorneys and also their clients nationwide. As an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for over thirty years, she has reviewed numerous oncology cases involving chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical oncology. Emergency Department (failure to transfer to higher level of care), Nursing Home Negligence and Sepsis cases are some of the various medical records she has opined on. She was featured as one of Vickie Milazzo’s Institute of Legal Nurse Consulting Success Stories in January 2017. Her strong nursing background has provided insight to the story behind and also beyond the organizations’ culture and the medical records.
Connect with Susan at http://haibeckandassociates.com/
Or on social media at Linked In – https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-v-haibeck-b3195a121