A Widener Legal Nurse Consultant is an experienced registered nurse whobrings medical knowledge to the practice of law, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. The primary role ofthe legal nurse consultant is to assist attorneys regarding the delivery of healthcare and the resulting outcomes.
What duties will a Legal Nurse Consultant perform?
Legal Nurse Consultant program graduates of LEI @ Widener Law Center utilize their medical expertise
- identifying standards of care, causation and damages issues
- locating and retaining expert witnesses
- assisting with depositions and trials, developing and preparing exhibits
- developing medical chronologies
- researching medical and legal literature
- collaborating with attorneys in preparing pleadings and discovery
Widener Legal Nurse Consultants have
- Experience: Legal Nurse Consultants have a background of clinical experience, including the interpretation of medical records, documents and medical-legal issues.
- Resourcefulness: Legal Nurse Consultants possess a network of medical issues and trends related to the total litigation process.
- Knowledge: Legal Nurse Consultants have a thorough understanding of medical and health care issues.
Wages and outlook for a Widener Legal Nurse Consultant
Who hires Legal Nurse Consultants?
- Jobs for Legal Nurse Consultants are expected to grow in the areas of expert witness, forensic science, and independent practice.
- In the tri-state area, the median wage for a Legal Nurse Consultant holding a Bachelor Degree and Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate is extremely competitive.
- Wages vary by education. In general, the more education, the higher the wages. The type and size of the employer also affects wages.