Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices / Edition 4

by Julie Dickinson, Anne Meyer
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ISBN-13: 9780367246402
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2019
Edition description: 4th ed.
Pages: 1016
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC
Ms. Dickinson is a Senior Claims Analyst at Allied World Assurance Company, where she handles professional and general liability claims against the company’s health care entity insureds. She previously worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant at a defense law firm, Fontaine Alissi, P.C. Julie is past President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and a recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. She is board-certified in legal nurse consulting and has lectured and published on numerous legal nursing topics.

Anne Meyer, BSN, RN, LNCC
Ms. Meyer is President of Med-Law Connection, Inc., a legal nurse consulting firm established in 2005. A registered nurse for 30 years, she serves as a consultant, educator, and expert witness for law firms, insurance companies, and health care systems, nationally. Anne is past chair of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Certification Board and an item writer for the LNCC examination. She is board-certified in legal nurse consulting and has lectured and published on numerous legal nursing topics.

Table of Contents

Section I: ESSENTIALS OF LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING


    1. History, Entry into Practice, and Certification

    Karen J. Huff, BSN, RN, LNCC®; Tricia West, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, PHN, CHN; and Irene Kniss, RN, BSN, LNCC®; and Contributor: Tracy Lynn Rodgers, RN, BSN, LNCC®, RN-CLTC, WCC, DWC

    2. Professionalism, Ethics, Scope and Standards of Practice

    Joan Magnusson, BSN, RN, LNCC®; Elizabeth K. Zorn, RN, BSN, LNCC®; and Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC®

    Section II: ESSENTIALS OF THE LAW

    3. Legal Fundamentals

    Tonia Aiken, RN, JD; Adam B. Kuenning, JD, LLM; Flynn P. Carey, JD; Karen E. Evans, BSN, JD; Zakiya Sloley, JD; Grace Morse-McNelis, BSN, JD


    4. Elements of Proof in Negligence Claims

    Corey G. Lorenz, Esq.


    5. Initiating Litigation, Discovery, and Disclosure

    Peter I. Bergé, JD, MPA, PA-C Emeritus

    6. Defense Medical Examinations

    Nikki Chuml, MSN/Ed, RNC-OB, PRN

    Section III: MEDICAL RECORDS


      7. Sources of Medical Information

      Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN; Deborah Enicke, RN, CEN, COS-C, HCS-D; and Patricia Ann “Stormy” Green, RN, BSHS, RNFA


        8. Access to Medical Records

        Rachael Arruda, BA, RN, LNCC®, CCM


        9. Electronic Medical Records: An Overview

        Todd A. Jennings, Esq.

        Section IV: CASE ANALYSIS


          10. Elements of Case Analysis: Screening Medical Negligence Claims

          Tonia Aiken, RN, JD; Phyllis ZaiKaner Miller, RN; Marguerite Barbacci, BSN, RN, MPH, LNCC®


            11. Case Analysis: Personal Injury

            Linda Luedtke, MSN, RN and Elizabeth K. Zorn, BSN, RN, LNCC®


            12. Long-Term Care Litigation

            Elizabeth Murray BSN, RN, LNCC®


            13. Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Product Liability Litigation

            Vicki W. Garnett, RN, CCRC, LNCC® and Stacy Newsome, MSN, RN, LNCC®


            14. Evaluating Toxic Tort Cases

            William P. Gavin, Esq.; Mark A. Love, Esq.; and Wendie A. Howland, MN, RN-BC, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP®, LNCC®


            15. Workers’ Compensation Case Evaluation

            Victoria Powell, RN, CCM, LNCC®, CNLCP®, CLCP, CBIS, CEASII


              16. Evaluating Forensic Cases

              Marjorie Berg Pugatch, MA, RN, EMT-B, LNCC®; Deborah A. Wipf, MS, APRN-GCNS-BC, LNCC®; Sandra Higelin, MSN, RN, CNS, CWCN, CLNC; Jennifer Oldham, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A; and Anita Symonds, MS, BSN, RN, CFC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P


              17. Correctional Health Care and Civil Rights

              J. Thaddeus Eckenrode Esq.; Cynthia A. Maag, BA, RN, LNCC®; and Mariann F. Cosby, DNP, MPA, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC®, CLCP, CCM, MSCC


              18. Employment Law and Occupational Health and Safety

              Kathleen P. Buckheit, MPH, BSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S/CM, CCM, FAAOHN and Moniaree Parker Jones, EdD, MSN, RN, CCM, COI


                19. Informed Consent

                Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP, LNCC®, CNLCP® and Deborah A. Wipf, MS, APRN-GCNS, LNCC®; and Contributor: Elena Capella, EdD, RN, CNL, CPHQ, LNCC®


                20. Medical Treatment Decisions: The Patient’s Choice

                Kelly Tanner, BSN, RN, CCRN-A, CNLCP® and Paula J. Yost, Esq., LPCA


                21. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Health Maintenance Organization Litigation

                Diane Trace Warlick, RN, JD

                Section V: OTHER LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING PRACTICE AREAS

                22. Risk and Patient Safety for the Legal Nurse Consultant

                Bruce Edens, MD and Andree Neddermeyer, RN, MBA, CPHRM, CSSGB


                  23. The Life Care Planning Expert

                  Tracy Albee, BSN, RN, PHN, LNCC®, CLCP, FIALCP; Mariann F. Cosby, DNP, MPA, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC®, CLCP, CCM, MSCC; and Martha Heath Beach, MS, M.Ed., RN, CNS, ARNP, CNP, CRC, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP®, CCRN, CNRN, CNOR, LNCC®, CCNS, ACNP-BC


                  24. Medicare Set-Asides

                  Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., MSCC, CMSP-F and Leslie Schumacher, RN, CRRN, CCM, LNCC®, CLCP, CNLCP, MSCC, CMSP-F


                  25. Healthcare Provider Licensure Investigations and Administrative Proceedings

                  Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC® and Marian Ead, BSN, RN


                  26. Fraud: Government and Private Sponsored Health Plans and General Case Evaluations

                  Rebecca Mendoza Saltiel Busch, MBA, CCM, RN, CFE, CPC, CHS¬IV, CRMA, CICA, FIALCP, FHFMA


                  27. The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the Insurance Industry

                  Kari Williamson, BS, RN, LNCC®, CCM


                  28. Bill Review: The Analysis of Claims for Healthcare Services

                  Rebecca A. Reier, BS, RN, CRNA (Ret.), CCS-P

                  Section IV: LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT ROLES


                    29. Legal Nurse Consultant Practice within a Law Firm

                    Elizabeth K. Zorn, BSN, RN, LNCC® and Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC®


                    30. The Independent Legal Nurse Consultant

                    Anne Meyer, BSN, RN, LNCC® and Cathy Weitzel, MSN, APRN


                    31. The Legal Nurse Consultant as Expert Witness

                    Mariann F. Cosby, DNP, MPA, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC®, CLCP, CCM, MSCC and Tricia West, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CHN, PHN


                    32. The Expert Fact Witness: Medical Summary Preparation and Testimony

                    Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC®

                    Section VII: LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT SKILLS


                      33. Communication with Attorneys’ Clients in the Medical Malpractice Arena

                      Sharon K. McQuown, MSN, RN, LNCC® and Cheryl E. White, MSHL, BS, AS, RN, LHRM, LNCC®, MSCC, DFSHRMPS


                      34. Researching Medical Literature and Other Information

                      Katy Jones, MSN, RN


                      35. Report Preparation Principles and Process

                      Joahnna Evans Budge BSN, RN, CCRN, CLNC


                      36. Locating, Screening, and Communicating with Expert Witnesses

                      Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC®

                      Section VIII: CASE ADJUDICATION


                        37. The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the Preparation of Demonstrative Evidence

                        Kelly K. Campbell, RN, BSN, CP, CLNC, CLCP; Sean Dennin; and Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC®


                        38. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation, and Other Settlement Modalities

                        Margaret M. Gallagher, RN, MSN, LNCC®, CLNC; Annalese H. Reese, Esq.; and Paul K. Reese, Esq.


                        39. Trial Preparation and the Trial Process


                          Diane L. Reboy, MS, BSN, RN, LNCC®, CNLCP®, CCDS

                          Glossary

                          Noreen Sisko, PhD, RN

                          Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Commonly Used Legal Symbols

                          Noreen Sisko, PhD, RN

                          Index

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