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Legal Nurse

GSG’s Legal Nurse Consultants assist claims professionals and attorneys prepare their best case possible, by acting as their "medical liaison". Medical records are analyzed for many issues, including identification of pre-existing medical conditions and treatment not related to the accepted injury. Medical references are cited and included in final reports. Our nurses analyze provider reports with a trained eye and assist the adjuster or attorney to identify areas where additional information is needed to defend or dispute the providers’ conclusions. Among the types of cases GSG Legal Nurse Consultants can help are

  • Personal Injury
  • Product liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts and Environmental Cases
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal law

Attorneys or claims professionals assign cases for nurse review when:

  • Medical reports are brief, poorly written or do not address medical issues of the case.
  • Medical reports have concluding summary statements which are not supported by factual objective information.
  • Reports have perceived conclusive errors or inconsistencies and do not meet industry best practice standards guidelines.
  • Assistance is needed to formulate medical questions for inclusion into a letter to be addressed to a qualified medical examiner (QME), agreed medical examiner (AME), independent medical examiner (IME), and/or treating doctor.
  • Conclusions regarding future medical treatment, apportionment, and/or permanent disability are inconsistent, confusing, and/or incomplete.
  • Cases that have potential high dollar amounts are set up for deposition or trial.

Legal Nurse Consultants:

  • Screen medical malpractice and personal injury cases for merit
  • Analyze, organize and index medical records
  • Discover missing pages and documents from medical records
  • Investigate medical records for alterations and/or tampering
  • Define diagnostic procedures and medical terms
  • Identify adherence and/or deviations from the Standard of Care
  • Assist with deposition
  • Provide deposition summaries prior to trial
  • Aid with and/or develop exhibit preparation
  • Expert witness location
  • Life care plan development

Overall costs are reduced because of the work done by the Legal Nurse Consultant.

  • Medical deposition questions are formulated to address specific issues of a case.
  • The nurse assists the attorney to prepare a case for trial.
  • The nurse assures that statutory reports will be directed for medical completeness and are admissible for evidence to resolve disputes.
  • In California Workers’ Comp - the nurse assists in investigation of compensability within a 90-day window.
  • The nurse assures that prescribed treatment(s) meet appropriate Medical Criteria or Guidelines.

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