A Legal Nurse Consultant is a registered nurse who uses existing expertise as a healthcare professional training to consult on medical-related cases. Few attorneys know how to read medical records or understand the terminology and subtleties of healthcare issues to achieve the best results for their clients. An LNC bridges that gap in the attorney’s knowledge. While the attorney is the expert on legal issues, the LNC is the expert on nursing, the healthcare system and its inner workings.
According to the Houston Chronicle, “Of the approximately 1,162,124* attorneys in practice today, 25 percent deal with medical malpractice and personal injury cases.” These attorneys rely on specially trained Legal Nurse Consultants to help them win their cases.