Specialty Spotlight

Legal Nurse Consultant

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Nurses are advocates for their patients, and there is no greater advocate than a legal nurse consultant (LNC). An LNC uses their background in nursing to analyze nursing practices from a legal standpoint. They help lawyers understand complex medical data to better assess medical cases, they find appropriate medical personnel for trials and they organize medical records and data for use in litigation. LNCs ensure that all medical practice is carried out according to the law so patients are protected from harm.

Related Associations and Links  

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants