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What You Need To Know About Nurses As Expert Witnesses

To know how a nurse can be an expert witness, you must first know what an expert witness is and what they do. Expert witnesses are called upon to give their professional opinion on some element of a court case. An expert witness is different from a factual witness. Factual witnesses testify on the events of an incident in question. An expert witness has specialized knowledge that can give valuable insight and opinions into the facts of the case.

Because of their specialized training and experience, nurses are often called upon as expert witnesses. They are knowledgeable in medical procedures, and often spend more time with patients than doctors do, especially when it comes to routine care. 

A Nurse Expert witness will create a professional opinion on the case based on their experience in medicine, nursing procedure and general caretaking practice. In addition, a nurse medical witness provides a professional interpretation of medical documents and files, translating these complex documents into layman’s terms for the court. In short, a nurse expert witness helps connect the worlds of law, medicine and the court. 

What Is Legal Medical Consulting?

Legal Medical Consulting provides Nurse Expert Witnesses for legal cases. Clients include lawyers, as well as Hospitals, Medical Centers, Nursing Homes and Medical Malpractice Insurers. In addition to expert witnessing, Legal Medical Consulting can provide training in medical error prevention and Healthcare Board training. 

Legal Medical consulting is run by Dr. McNew, who has spent decades in the world of medicine. Dr. McNew has held executive leadership positions that streamlined healthcare practices and greatly reduced medical errors. Working within the system of hospital leadership for so long means that Dr. McNew has comprehensive knowledge of medical procedures that can be very useful in court. His complete knowledge of variables such as hospital leadership, processes and nursing care, as well as malpractice, can have an impact on the outcome of a case. 

Are Nursing And Medicine The Same Thing?

No. Nursing and medicine are different disciplines. However, a nurse expert witness may have more perspective on cases that deal directly with aspects of nursing, or hospital system management and standard medical procedure. In addition, nurses and doctors often work in tandem to provide care. 

What Services Does Legal Medical Consulting Provide?

With over 34 years of experience in Medical consulting, you can trust that your case is in good hands with Legal Medical Consulting. First, each case is personally reviewed by Dr. McNew and his team to check for merit. After the case has been thoroughly reviewed, a proprietary case evaluation is created and shared, with strategy for deposition and court hearings based upon their knowledge and medical interpretations of the case. They will also be able to catalog and chronologically organize all medical records applicable to the case, which is useful for law offices not accustomed to medical cases. In addition, Legal Medical Consulting puts the safety of the patients first, striving to resolve any high-risk clinical issues in a Healthcare Facility prior to deposition and trial. 

Legal medical consulting also offers training in avoiding Medical Malpractice, and Medical Error prevention. With many successful outcomes on their belt, Legal Medical Consulting can help explain the worlds of law, nursing operations, and healthcare to a court, and help synthesize the facts of the complicated world of medical processes into a support for your case. 

What Are Legal Medical Consulting’s Qualifications?

Dr. McNew has a long history of medical excellence. As for education, Dr. McNew has a DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) from American Sentinel University, as well as a MLA from Southern Methodist University and a BSN degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a Certified Executive Nurse Professional fro the American Organization Nurse Leaders 

Dr McNew has worked as a nurse on the executive level for decades. His most recent position was at United Surgical Partners International (2018-2020) as the System Chief Nursing Officer, a position that worked heavily with corporate responsibility for quality care, practice standard and patient safety. The position was also integral to nursing education and medical staff credentials. This through knowledge of medicine on a corporate level is useful in understanding medical practice standards and their purposes, giving Legal Medical Consulting an edge in the world of expert witnesses. 

With over 34 years of experience, you can trust Legal Medical Consulting with your case. Give us a call today, and see how we can help you. 

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