My Most Memorable CLNC® Case

My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: Identifying a Tampering Issue Taught Me to Trust My Instincts as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

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 CLNC® Case

My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: My Compassion Helped Settle the Case for $2.5 Million Dollars

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.
My Most Memorable CLNC® Case

My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: I Saved an RN from Going to Trial Based on a Physician’s Misdiagnosis

After reviewing more than 800 medical malpractice cases, one case is most memorable. This case involves a 36-year-old patient who presented to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of a neck injury after a fall from a boat. The RN defendant cared for the patient for a brief period of time in the ED just prior to transfer to a medical nursing unit. The patient was deemed stable by the ED physician prior to transfer. Early the next morning the patient was diagnosed with an acute vertebral artery dissection, locked in syndrome and quadriplegia. The RN who cared for the patient briefly in the ED was alleged to have failed to diagnose her neurological condition.
My Most Memorable CLNC® Case

My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: I Expanded My Role as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

This is one of my most memorable cases because it expanded my role as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. The child in this case was 4-years-old when he attended a church day care while his parents attended services. He was an active, healthy child, but did have a milk allergy. The boy was aware of his own allergy and always told his teachers he could not drink milk.