What is a CLNC ®
What is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?
A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, or CLNC ®, has the training, knowledge and expertise to quickly identify and interpret medical and nursing issues in any case involving health, illness or injury.
Why do attorneys need Certified Legal Nurse Consultants?
The attorney is the legal expert, and the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is the expert of the healthcare system. Nowhere else will attorneys find access to this level of cost-effective expertise for interpreting and analyzing medical records. Certified Legal Nurse Consultants understand the medical issues and health-related issues as well as the subtleties of the healthcare system and are able to apply this information to the case at hand.
When should attorneys call a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?
Having a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant on board is an invaluable asset. From the time the attorney receives a case, the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant can screen the case for merit, make sense of the voluminous and often difficult-to-decipher medical records, identify the medical or health-related issues in the case as well as provide many other services. Clear understanding of medical records and the ability to read between the lines, to identify not only what is there, but what is missing, gives a competitive edge to attorneys who are lacking this vital input.
Why should attorneys consult with a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant if they’re already using an MD?
The services of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant are far more cost-effective than those of a physician. An RN, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant can educate attorneys about medical and health-related issues. He or she saves time and money otherwise spent on expensive medical experts.
Can a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant help attorneys locate testifying experts?
Yes. Certified Legal Nurse Consultants work internally within the healthcare system and have access to a large network of MDs and RNs of every specialty who are able and willing to testify.