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What is a certified legal nurse consultant

A certified legal nurse consultant (CLNC) is a nurse specialist, who, related to their clinical experience, knows standards of care (SOC). The CLNC can review, interpret and summarize the medical records and documents related to a case. As a medical insider, a CLNC can provide information regarding medical standards of practice, policies, procedures and protocols as related to each individual case.

How can a CLNC help you, as an attorney
  • Cost effectiveness: A CLNC is able to use their nursing background and knowledge of healthcare standards to be able to identify strengths and weaknesses of a case.
  • Experience: A CLNC has a clinical experience background, which includes interpretation of medial records, deocuments, medical-legal issues and the healthcare system.
  • Resourcefulness: A CLNC possesses a network of medical and professional resources and contacts and additionally is able to assist in locating expert witnesses.