Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal Nurse Consultant

The Scope and Standards of Practice for the Legal Nurse Consultant was 1st published in October 1995. It is based upon the profession of nursing with acquisition of certain knowledge regarding the law. As a Legal Nurse Consultant my role is distinct from that of the Paralegal or Legal Assistant. The primary role of the Legal Nurse Consultant is to review, analyze and provide informed opinions regarding the provision of health care, the relevant standards of care and the resulting outcomes. The role of the Paralegal and Legal Assistant is to “assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services,” according to the National Association of Legal Assistants. These are complimentary but very different roles.

As a active member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and a member and on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Chapter I have been mentoring new LNCs for many years as well as speaking at local and national conferences. It is an exciting new frontier from which to shape the health care of the future. Read More

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

As the number of elderly in the nation rises to new heights not seen before in our country, the availability of long-term health care workers continues to shrink. This is a result of ongoing job cuts in the acute care hospitals, skilled nursing homes and residential care homes in our communities and across our nation. It takes staff to provide quality of care. The long-term care industry has responded to the Medicare and Medicaid cuts for 2011 & 2012 with a money-saving strategy : cut staffing, hire less competent staff, train less hours per year. The end result: elder abuse will increase in the foreseeable future! Read More

Medical Malpractice


In elder abuse and medical malpractice cases, mastery of the standards of care and the law is critical to a successful outcome for your case. Standards of Care are at the very core of my professional practice and the foundation for your medical malpractice and or elder abuse cases. In tort law, the standard of care is the degree of prudence and caution required of an individual who is under a duty of care. In the Mosby medical dictionary it is a written statement describing the rules, actions, or conditions that direct patient care. One of the most significant values I bring to you is my 40 years of experience, many of which were spent developing multidisciplinary standards of care. These standards include the role of the entire clinical team which includes physicians, physical therapists, nurses, respiratory therapists , nursing assistants and several additional specialties. Nursing has always been the clinical discipline that coordinates all others as we are the only clinical discipline present with our patients 24/7. Read More

Trial / Media Multi Media

Trial Multimedia

Your case can be won or lost in the presentation. Let us help you present it with excellence. We can make your message clear, concise and convincing while capturing the precious human element to reinforce that message. Read More

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Lorrie Thomas, RN, LNC