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6 Compelling Deviations CLNC® Consultants Should Assess in Medical Malpractice Legal Nurse Consultant Jobs
If you’re a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who consults on medical malpractice legal nurse consultant jobs for plaintiff attorneys, it’s important to go beyond what happened at the bedside.
5 Questions Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Should Develop in Hospital-Acquired Infection Medical Malpractice Cases
Hospitals have long been penalized for high rates of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and as Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know, HAIs can have serious, long-term consequences for patients. Hospital-acquired infections have been estimated to cause up to $30 billion in annual medical costs.
Failure to Diagnose Ebola – The Next Medical Malpractice Cases for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
As if RNs working in hospital jobs aren’t stressed enough – along comes Ebola. For the record, I am not panicking about an Ebola epidemic (yet). The official death toll from Ebola at the date of this blog is just under 4,000 people – this is in some of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world.
Plaintiff attorneys are driven by the damages in a case, but that doesn’t mean they go after all of the available damages. For example, an attorney representing a plaintiff in a vegetative state from facility #1 would probably not pursue pressure ulcer damages caused by facility #2.
Contrary to popular belief, plaintiff attorneys don’t pursue every medical malpractice case that comes through the door. They have to be selective because they only make money if they win or settle the case. Considering a plaintiff attorney will invest $100,000-$200,000 to get a case to trial, losing is a pricey proposition. The more successful the attorney, the more selective he will be about the threshold level of damages he’ll expect to recover in the case.