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Legal Nursing Job Description

The health care industry is among the most litigious and complicated professional fields. Legal nurses act as consultants, collaborators and strategists to assist law firms, insurance companies, facilities, businesses and patients in dealing with medically-related litigation and general legal matters related to health care. They assess the standard of care provided, explore causation and help determine appropriate damages.

Legal nursing required skills

Legal nurses are called upon for their intimate knowledge of how to treat diseases, injuries and afflictions. They have nursing education backgrounds and hands-on clinical experience. Other essential skills include:

  • Ability to read and interpret medical records and literature
  • Thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Data analysis

Legal nurse duties and responsibilities

Legal nurses act as subject matter experts and support members of the legal team by:

  • Participating in interviews
  • Preparing, reviewing and assessing medical records
  • Researching accepted standards of care in instances of medical malpractice
  • Serving as an expert witness at trial
  • Project future medial needs and expenses

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  • Location: Troy, Michigan
    Date Posted: 11/14
    Position: Legal Nurse
    Practice Area: Legal Nursing
    Employment Type: Contract
    Legal Nurse Job in Southeast Michigan
    Job Overview:
    Company: Special Counsel Employee Type:
    Location: South East Michigan Required...
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  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
    Date Posted: 10/29
    Position: Legal Nurse
    Practice Area: Legal Nursing
    Employment Type: Contract To Hire
    Legal Nurse Consultant  
    Location: Raleigh, NC (NOT REMOTE)
    Date Posted: October 25, 2018
    Employment Type: Full-time, Direct...
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  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Date Posted: 10/29
    Practice Area: Legal Nursing
    Employment Type: Contract
    Special Counsel is currently recruiting on behalf of a large international law firm's Philadelphia office for a one month medical record review project. Qualified candidates will be either a Legal Nurse Consultant or paralegal with medical record review experience, preferably on...View Details.
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