Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. Today, the so-called “Black Friday,” is a day of want. In happy people, gratitude seems to outweigh desire. For unhappy people, it’s about want, want, want, with little gratitude in return. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with desire. Desires fire your passionate vision. But gratitude must always be greater. Otherwise, you’re never satisfied, never happy.
Archive for month: November, 2014
All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are thankful for their attorney-clients on this blessed Thanksgiving day. And yes, it’s that time of year already – time to start shopping for holiday gifts for your attorney-clients.
Baby powder is safe for babies… and if it’s safe for babies it must be safe for adults – at least that’s what we’ve all been led to believe. After all, your grandmother used it on your mother, your mother used it on you and you’ve used it on your babies. But a products liability case alleges that using baby powder containing talc for feminine hygiene purposes can cause the development of ovarian cancer.
We’re exhibiting at a national legal conference, promoting Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to trial attorneys from all over the U.S. We offer a variety of giveaways through our NACLNC wheel of fortune. An attorney spins the wheel and can win Post-It notes, a free case screening, and even Grey Goose liquor.
Think of the one place lawyers are guaranteed to hang out – the courthouse. Schedule a trip to your civil courthouse and spend a few minutes or a few hours. It’s free.
To launch a successful business as a legal nurse consultant you have to believe in yourself. It helps to count all of your assets – giving your past successes at your RN jobs an encore. After all you save lives. You handle emergencies as easily as you make the bed in the morning. You make split second decisions that are the difference between life and death for your patients. And you do all of that even when the odds are against you.
In this video, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Cybil Fregia, RN, CLNC shares her story of meeting a personal injury attorney on a vacation flight. Cybil discussed her role as a CLNC consultant and shared that she charges $150/hour. The attorney responded, “Oh, that’s nothing. As soon as you get your legal nurse consulting certification, contact me – I’ve got personal injury and medical malpractice cases for you.”
I was recently contacted regarding a federal lawsuit alleging that Houston Methodist deducted 30 minutes each shift for breaks whether the nurses took them in whole, in part or not at all. There are more than 20 similar lawsuits throughout the U.S.
Over the past few weeks I have received emails and private messages from registered nurses throughout the U.S. asking me about their rights to refuse to treat an Ebola patient at their RN job. I have also been on national television with Stuart Varney of Varney Co. to bring attention to this very issue.
The Dallas hospital involved in the Thomas Eric Duncan case settled for an undisclosed amount before a lawsuit was even filed. By doing so the hospital avoided a costly legal battle as well as the potential for a lot of negative publicity regarding race and lack of insurance.