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.
CLNC® Success Story: An Attorney Recommended I Fly Cross-Country to Attain My CLNC® Certification and I’m Glad He Did
Jennifer Craigmyle, RN, CLNC shares how, on an attorney’s recommendation, she flew from California to Georgia, to become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. The attorney who recommended that she get certified as a CLNC consultant also gave her two cases as soon as she returned home from the CLNC 6-Day Certification Seminar. Jennifer shows yet another example of how attorneys are recommending the CLNC Certification and rewarding nurses for obtaining it!
I have spent the last two years recovering from an illness that kept me from working on my legal nurse consulting business. During that time, I have lost contact with my attorney-clients. Is it too late to revive those business relationships?
Getting ready for a presentation, I was reviewing a variety of demonstrative evidence prepared by a friend, Rick Kraemer, whose company Executive Presentations creates graphics, animations and more for attorneys. He works with some of the most successful attorneys in the U.S. and they are not afraid to invest big dollars in his work product. Why? Because it’s wickedly effective at trial as evidenced by the amount of repeat business he gets.
I was in the middle of an extremely important project working with a team of vendors. Things were going really well until one of the vendors announced that he wasn’t feeling so good and needed to rest. Maybe because he knows I’m a nurse, he started in with the whole bloody story of what was ailing him. I got the blow-by-blow description of an extremely bloated set of signs and symptoms, all of which added up to Much Ado About Nothing.
One of our vendors Matthew (the name has been changed to protect the guilty) recently dropped the ball. Because he has a great track record all he really needed to do was acknowledge it and we would have gotten quickly back on track. But instead of owning his mistake, he chose to ignore it, apparently just wishing it would all disappear.
2011 National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC®) Conference Photo Gallery and CLNC® Cheerleading Contest Video
Thanks to all the CLNC® consultants who attended the 2011 National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Conference Cruise. I so loved hearing how much you learned from our speakers and seeing you networking with fellow CLNC® pirates. It was a blast partying with you and spending a week together. I loved hearing your CLNC® Success Stories and am so energized by them.
“Finish it out” is the mantra of my trainer, Jerome. It doesn’t matter what exercise I’m doing, he’s always pushing me “Finish it out Vickie, finish it out.” If I’m doing a lat pull-down or a one-arm row, he doesn’t want me stopping short. Every exercise has a full range of motion and it’s easy to quit before contracting those muscles to their full potential. For example, if you’re doing one-arm chin-ups it’s easy to quit before your chin reaches the bar, and that’s exactly when I’ll hear Jerome chanting, “Finish it out Vickie, finish it out.” Okay, I really don’t do one-arm chin-ups (yet), but you get the idea, right?
Vickie and I are back from the NACLNC® Conference Cruise and, if you followed her blogs last week, you know we had a rocking time on the high seas! Our next Conference Cruise is guaranteed to be even more fun. That being said, here’s another quickie Tech Tip because I’m still trying to unpack and deal with all the detritus of CLNC® life that builds up in your inbox while you’re out of the office on a cruise having fun with hundreds of CLNC® consultants.
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.