Legal Nurse Consulting
Rimkus offers a team of Legal Nurse Consultants (LNC) to help clients understand the complexities of medical-related cases. Certified LNCs are nurses with extensive medical knowledge who can provide valuable insight and guidance to law firms, insurance companies, and large, self-insured companies through unbiased evaluation of medical documentation.
LNCs are experts at seeing the bigger picture within medical records and can identify the key facts of a matter, such as the who, what, and why. By carefully reviewing lengthy medical records, they can extract and combine relevant facts to piece together the puzzle hidden within a complicated case and recognize where information may be missing. Drawing from years of diverse clinical experience, they can interpret and organize electronic medical records, explain intricate medical issues in lay terms, convert unorganized medical records into indexed electronic searchable files, and even discern difficult-to-read handwriting.
As part of the Rimkus team, LNCs have access to our comprehensive team of professionals who offer complementary expertise related to premises liability, biomechanics, toxicology, accident reconstruction, and human factors. Combined with these resources, our LNCs serve as vital partners in case development, strategy, and resolution.
To bridge the gap between the medical, legal, and insurance industries, Rimkus can provide clear, concise guidance related to how medical issues affect case strategy and the merit of allegations. When attorneys need qualified personnel to help them navigate the medical environment, the services provided by our team of LNCs can help develop an informed litigation strategy and locate testifying experts as needed.
Our Legal Nurse Consulting Services
Medical-Legal Nurse ReviewUnderstanding the strengths and weaknesses of a case early in the litigation process is key for successful defense or prosecution. Drawing upon years of firsthand medical experience, the Rimkus Legal Nurse Consulting team offers a thorough understanding of the allegations and can identify issues related to standards of care to determine if a case has merit. Our certified LNCs are experts in performing in-depth medical record reviews, detailing factual chronologies, and providing narrative summaries. We specialize in the identification of missing records, key players, delays in care, and credibility issues. The Rimkus team of LNCs serves as a valuable partner to clients in developing case strategy by making complex medical cases easy to navigate and understand for successful resolution. We can provide medical-legal nurse review for cases involving:
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Long-term Care/Nursing Homes
- Workers’ Compensation
- Toxic Tort
Medical Record Organization and IndexingMedicolegal cases can be complicated; too often, medical records come to our clients like a jigsaw puzzle, unorganized in thousands of pieces. Rimkus LNCs are master puzzle-solvers; they are experts at converting chaotic, unorganized medical records into organized, indexed, and searchable PDF files. Having orderly electronic medical records saves our clients time and money by providing navigational ease throughout the litigation process.
Testifying Expert Locator ServicesWhen attorneys need qualified personnel to help them navigate the medical environment, the services provided by our team of LNCs can help develop an informed litigation strategy and locate testifying experts as needed. We offer extensive knowledge of and access to a broad network of experienced testifying experts for all types of medicolegal litigation, which allows our clients to trust us in locating the ideal expert.