Legal Nurse Consulting


Legal nurse consulting is the analysis and evaluation of facts and testimony, and the rendering of informed opinions related to the delivery of nursing and other healthcare services and outcomes, and the nature and cause of injuries. The legal nurse consultant is a licensed registered nurse who performs a critical analysis of clinically related issues in a variety of settings in the legal arena. The nurse expert with a strong educational and experiential foundation is qualified to assess adherence to standards and guidelines of practice, as applied to nursing practices.

What Does a Legal Nurse Consultant Do?

  • Participate in client interviews 
  • Identify, organize and analyze pertinent medical records
  • Prepare a chronology, timeline or other summaries of documentation in medical records
  • Conduct medical literature searches and assist in other research
  • Identify applicable standards of care in medical malpractice cases
  • Identify, screen and facilitate review by expert witnesses
  • Evaluate case strengths and weaknesses
  • Draft or analyze medical portions of legal documents
  • Evaluate causation and damages issues
  • Educate attorneys and clients regarding relevant medical issues
  • Participate in case management and case strategy discussions 
  • Attend independent medical exams
  • Locate or prepare demonstrative evidence for trial 
  • Assist with preparation for and support during deposition, trial or ADR 
  • Provide testimony as a Fact Witness

Why Should You Hire a Legal Nurse Consultant?

Knowledge: The legal nurse consultant has a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical treatment and disease processes. 

Experience: The legal nurse consultant has extensive clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records and medical literature.

Resourcefulness: The legal nurse consultant possesses a network of medical and professional resources and they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.

For questions or more information, please  call us at (209) 833-7251.