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.
My most memorable case involves a failure to timely diagnose and treat ectopic pregnancy. I obtained this legal nurse consultant job through an attorney I met at a legal conference.
One of my most memorable cases is a legal nurse consultant job involving alleged missed diagnosis of a glioblastoma multiformis (GBM) in an elderly patient. My CLNC role was to screen the case for merit and to submit a written report.
One of my most memorable cases is a legal nurse consultant job involving a teenage male, John, who became a quadriplegic following a sports-related injury. He was admitted to the hospital for a routine revision of his suprapubic catheter and discharged home five hours after the procedure in reportedly stable condition.
My most memorable case involved a 21-year-old Portuguese speaking woman who was about to have her second child. During the C-section closure, the patient sustained an injury to her bladder which resulted in the development of a vesicouterine fistula and vesicovaginal fistula. She suffered for five days without being able to communicate her needs, pain or fear to the medical staff. She was eventually transferred to a tertiary care hospital but had to undergo a hysterectomy to repair the injury to her bladder. The failure to recognize the injury lasted five days.
Early on in my career as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant I was hesitant to take on the role of a testifying expert and I refused numerous opportunities to testify. Then I decided it was time to jump start my CLNC® business, so the next time an attorney asked me I said yes.