My most memorable case was the one that taught me valuable lessons that have become the foundation of my legal nurse consulting role. I was requested to review overseas claim forms and medical records with the goal of identifying inappropriate medical billing practices and investigating whether services rendered were appropriate and medically necessary.
One of my most memorable cases was a defense case which involved a hospital sued for elder abuse and neglect because of pressure ulcer development. My opinion was that the nursing standards of care (SOC) were satisfied, and the pressure ulcer was unavoidable because of the patient’s comorbidities.
My most Memorable CLNC® Case is the first case I consulted on. The case involved a nursing home patient who choked and expired as result of improper basic life support (BLS) by the staff. I was able to put my nursing expertise and new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant skills to work to help someone who had a poor outcome from negligent care.
My most Memorable CLNC® case was one of the first cases I reviewed as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. I was hired by a plaintiff attorney on a home health agency case. I was both nervous and confident since my background is operating a Medicare Certified home health agency.
My most Memorable CLNC® case was one of my first cases. Although the case isn’t worthy of historical significance, it was the confidence builder I needed as a new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.
My most challenging and Memorable CLNC Case is that of a woman who was blinded during a blepharoplasty. The plaintiff attorney handed me four photographs and seven pieces of paper with doctor scratching.
One of my most Memorable CLNC cases came early on in my career. I had just obtained a legal nurse consultant job from a local plaintiff attorney who specialized in nursing home litigation.
I have worked on more than 300 cases as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. The most memorable case I had the pleasure to work on had the most unexpected result and the largest impact on my CLNC business.
I was working as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant for a year when I received what came to be one of my most memorable CLNC cases. I began reviewing the records and discovered something wasn’t matching up. The documentation was perfect. In fact, it was too perfect – yet the patient’s condition continued to deteriorate.
My most memorable case involved a 32-year-old Caucasian male with a long history of chronic abdominal pain controlled with prn Dilaudid. He was hospitalized for additional diffuse abdominal pain and passing blood.