Have you ever had medical records thrown at you? Silvia Aninye has. She is a California-based LNC with a specialty in observing defense medical examinations, and she shares some of the unique challenges involved in this field.
Though technically this is an observer role, in practical terms, the LNC acts as the plaintiff’s advocate. This is often needed in situations where physicians hired by the defense attorney or insurance company come in with an intention to dispute or diminish the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries.
In some states, the LNC must also prevent the doctor from asking questions outside the range of examination, such as personal history, employment details, and other excluded area. In addition, she must also defend her right to be present.
The conscientious LNC preps the plaintiff prior to the exam, explaining what will happen and describing the personality of the doctor. Silvia shares some fascinating characterizations of the passive-aggressive and the actively aggressive doctor. Included among them is the story of the hurled medical records. This alone is worth your undivided attention. If you’re interested in pursuing this field, you’ll benefit greatly from the podcast.
Learn More About Defense Medical Examinations – Silvia Aninye
- What is the purpose of a defense medical examination (DME)?
- What is the role of an LNC at this examination?
- How does prepping the client lower their anxiety?
- Why must LNCs observing DMEs be on high alert throughout the exam?
- How does an LNC deal with passive aggressive and actively aggressive doctors?
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Your Presenter of Defense Medical Examinations – Silvia Aninye
Silvia Aninye RN, FCM, AS, CLNC has served the State of California in the area of legal nurse consulting for the past 14 year with a strong emphasis on defense medical examinations. In the area of defense medical examinations Silvia has established herself as the go to expert nurses attending defense medical examinations. A great number of attorneys have sought the advice of Silvia Aninye regarding defense medical examinations. Silvia Aninye has educated both attorneys and nurses on the rules about defense medical examinations. Silvia Aninye’s background in nursing is in Med Surgical and Workers Compensation and med malpractice review.
She has worked in these areas for the number one trauma center in Los Angeles County LAC USC medical center and numerous insurance companies such as Crawford and Company, Boardspire Inc and Windsor Insurance in the areas of policy making, workers compensation and adjuster in the areas of subrogation and case management. Silvia Aninye also will in 2024 have a book named and an online program on defense medical examinations, mentoring program, coaching program on defense medical examinations. She is also a keynote speaker on Defense Medical examinations for a number of nursing organizations.
Silvia Aninye is also an accomplished arbitrator for FIRNA regulatory organization for the SEC and a certified Mediator in the State of CA.
Silvia Aninye also has a 25 years’ experience in the Auto Insurance, Workers Compensation Industry and Field and telephonic case management industry.
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