Why Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Can’t Go Back to 1961

One of my favorite Broadway musicals is Jersey Boys. I’ve seen it five times and have had the pleasure of sharing it with many friends. Two of the lead characters, Frankie Valle and Bob Gaudio strike a deal to collaborate and share everything 50/50. They sealed their deal with a “Jersey Contract” – also known as a handshake. This happened in 1961, early in the group’s history – a time which brought us many, many hit songs including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Their Jersey Contract thrives today, as does a bond of friendship between these powerful musical talents.

I recently entered into a Jersey Contract with the owner of a company. I’ve known him for a long time and always felt we had a bond that transcended business. I was thinking we’d be like Frankie Valle and Bob Gaudio.

I always joke that I like to break the rules and here I was, violating one of my own, which is to have a contract in every business relationship. Questions and issues that should have been covered in a contract came up and needed to be resolved.

Tom’s Tech Tips

Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Word! I Mean a Word Tip!

Today’s blog is the equivalent of a Certified Legal Nurse Consulting quickie. In between preparing documents and PowerPoint® slides for the NACLNC® Conference Cruise I’m packing and trying to figure out how to stuff all my stuff into one rolling suitcase (or not). So, rather than drone on and on, here is one quick Microsoft® Office® tip I learned this week.

My Most Memorable CLNC® Case

My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: I Overrode the Physician Expert’s Opinion and Helped Settle a Multimillion Dollar Case

I seriously could write a book about this case. I met the attorney of this memorable case at a legal seminar. I was asked to review the medical records and fetal monitoring strips of a baby who was severely brain injured. An OB/GYN expert, who had experience as a consulting expert and testifying expert for plaintiffs, reviewed the records. The OB/GYN found no negligence or deviation to the standard of care on the part of the physician or the labor nurses and could not support a plaintiff’s case for causation in this regard. The OB/GYN found the fetal monitoring strips to showed no distress by the fetus and no causation for the injuries the baby subsequently sustained.

Tom’s Tech Tips

Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Toner

Many CLNC consultants have opted to buy laser printers for their home offices and legal nurse consulting businesses. I’m a big fan of laser printers – they’re usually faster than inkjet printers and are inexpensive and affordable. If you buy an all-in-one, you can combine it with a scanner and fax machine (Yes Virginia, some people still use faxes). Your attorney-clients will prefer to receive your legal nurse consulting reports on laser-printed paper because they can highlight the important deviations from the standards of care without the fear of the smear.

*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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