What is a Legal Nurse Consultant?

A Legal Nurse Consultant is a Registered Nurse who uses their years of experience and education in the medical field to provide comprehensive reviews and analysis of medical records and medical-legal issues. Legal Nurses can act as a fact witness or locate expert witnesses for testimony. Nurses receive advanced training in the area of medical record review and can provide valuable information to attorneys, insurance companies, government agencies, healthcare organizations, and other organizations. Legal Nurse Consultants review and analyze medical records, detect tampering in medical records, offer assistance with or create demonstrative evidence, evaluate medical information, and provide professional nursing opinions regarding the causation of injuries and the assessment of damages to individuals. Legal Nurse Consultants can interview witnesses under the direction of an attorney to help expose the truth in cases. Legal Nurse Consultants provide reports and other presentations to their client to help determine how to further find the truth in the case at hand. Legal Nurses can also recognize signs of tampering within the patients’ charts and records to cover up mistakes.

Why Do You Need a Legal Nurse Consultant?

Nurses obtain years of medical record training and experience. Nurses are more familiar with patient charting than physicians and can recognize errors or omissions in these charts. They are responsible for the maintenance of medical records in the medical field. Because of this training and experience Legal Nurse Consultants can provide a more in-depth and thorough analysis of your medically related case. Without an in-depth knowledge of the medical records, important details may be missed, resulting in the loss of money in your case.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical & Nursing Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Toxic Torts & Environment
  • Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Any case where health, illness, or injury is an issue

Main Specialties

  • Wound Care
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Emergency / Trauma Department
  • Surgical Trauma Intensive Care
  • Surgical Progressive Care Unit
  • Intensive Care (ICU)
  • Acute Care
  • Telemetry
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Medical Sales
  • Medical / Surgical
  • Charge Nurse


Other Specialties

  • Anesthesia
  • LookCardiac
  • Case Management
  • Critical Care (CCU)
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency Room (ER)
  • Flight Nurse
  • Forensics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Gynecology
  • Geriatrics
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Intensive Care (ICU)
  • IV Therapy
  • Neonatal
  • Neuro-Surgical
  • Obstetrics
  • Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric
  • Perioperative
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Psychiatric
  • Public Health
  • Pulmonary
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Sub-Acute
  • Triage
  • Urology
  • Wound Care