Legal Nurse Consultant

Overview:

Legal Nurse Consultants have an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare system and provide great value to the legal team in medical cases  and claims. LNCs utilize years of nursing experience to analyze, research, and educate non-medical professionals on medical guidelines that are essential to the justice system. LNCs form partnerships with law firms and have responsibilities such as:

  • Organize and analyze medical records
  • Identify applicable standard of care in medical malpractice cases
  • serve as a Nurse expert witness
  • assist with trial prepartation
  • educate attorneys on relevant medial practices

Business Opportunities:

Legal Nurse Consultants work closely with attorneys however can also form partnerships with the following:

  • government agencies
  • insurance companies
  • patient safety organizations
  • law firms
  • healthcare facilities

Fee for Service:

Fees for service are established by the LNC and the client. Fees are distinguished the the role of the LNC and projects details. The average Legal Nurse Consultant charges $85 to $250 per hour or $200 per caseload.

Business Outlook:

The opportunity to form partnerships with legal firms are excellent. The success of the LNC is directly linked to the ability of the LNC to network, and market services to prospective clients. When a clientele base is established, the LNC should expect a profitable business.

Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Nursing
  • 1-2 years of clinical experience