WHAT IS A CLNC AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING ONE?
A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is a registered nurse who has successfully mastered the rigorous CLNC® Certification Program and consults with attorneys on medical-related cases.
The CLNC® consultant has the expertise to quickly pinpoint and interpret medical and nursing issues in any case involving health, illness or injury.
A legal nurse consultant should be an integral member of your litigation team. Your legal know-how and the CLNC® consultant’s knowledge of the healthcare system and its inner workings combine to produce your strongest case and achieve the best outcome for your client. Using a legal nurse consultant is far more cost-effective than using MD experts exclusively. Certified Legal Nurse Consultants spend much of their time educating patients, and therefore they are superbly qualified to put medical terminology, disease processes, health issues and the healthcare system into easy-to-understand language for your team, the judge and the jury.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultants have consulted on cases as simple as a neck injury caused by an auto accident to high-profile cases and groundbreaking litigation for FenPhen, Vioxx®, silicone implants, toxic mold and more.
The CLNC® registered certification mark is a federally registered certification mark and represents the official certification of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. Its use is permitted only to those who have met and maintained national certification standards.
There are many other questions which pertain to the individual and specific case.
While attorneys are the Legal Experts, Legal Nurse Consultants are the experts in electronic and medical charts, medical jargon, and nursing processes.