Cheryl Gatti, who has been an experienced LNC for over 30 years, compares the early days of LNC work with the current environment and has valuable recommendations for any LNC to improve their business.
She considers the AALNC a useful resource and encourages chapter membership. She recommends a self-assessment for areas that need improvement and education in those areas. Of particular importance is expertise in writing and speaking with clarity.
While nurses get no formal training in the basics of running a business, they do learn critical thinking and analysis, as well as how to break down complex medical issues so that laypeople can understand them. This helps them hugely in the expert witness world.
Cheryl highly recommends that LNCS try to get their work published in journals and/or books. Not only does this give your name and brand exposure, but you will also have editors who go over your work and, through their suggestions, can help you become a better writer.
LNCs may get opportunities for high-volume volume work like mass torts. Cheryl advises that you consider whether you and/or your firm can handle it but not let fear stop you.
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Cheryl has been an LNC for 30 years in independent practice. Her clinical experience includes medical surgical and critical care nursing. Cheryl and her partner founded Lark and Gatti Medical Legal Consultants in 1993. She did expert review work for many years and expanded the practice into expert witness location, personal injury and mass tort litigation. Cheryl is active at the national level of AALNC and is a founding member of the New Jersey Chapter. Currently, Cheryl is retiring but plans to stay active learning and mentoring other LNCs.
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