A legal nurse consultant, is a Registered Nurse who has been trained to work specifically with attorneys consulting on cases from the medical, nursing and healthcare perspective. LNC’s can offer a cost effective advantage to litigation teams by offering an objective analysis of these cases based on nursing experience and expertise.
Knowledge: LNC’s have a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical treatment and disease processes.
Experience: LNC’s have extensive clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records and medical literature.
Resourcefulness: LNC’s possess a network of medical and professional resources and contacts. Legal Nurses have become a valuable member of the legal team by serving as analysts, collaborators, strategists, researchers and educators. Their contributions are recognized in all types of medical-legal cases or claims across a variety of settings.
Testifying Expert Witness: Lisa Gildred, BSN, RN, CWCS holds advanced certification in the field of wound management. She has had experience as a testifying nurse expert witness for both plaintiff and defense attorneys, on cases involving wound care. She consistently offers well-founded and solid opinions on nursing standard of care, and she can confidently manage complex cases in both depositions and trials.