Lynn Andersen Nursing Consulting provides comprehensive medical support services to law firms in Denver and surrounding areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, toxic tort, environmental law and criminal defense.
With three decades of nursing experience and 15 years assisting attorneys in all stages of case preparation and trial, Lynn works personally with each law firm. Lynn has extensive experience in Post Anesthesia Care Units, orthopedics, and spinal surgery. She has worked with state and federal compliance regulations, including the Joint Commission and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Most law firms must be selective when choosing which cases to accept. Building a case capable of winning in the negotiating room, or in the courtroom, takes time and extensive resources. Today’s medical world is complex, and electronic medical records require extensive experience to properly review. In some cases, law firms may not take a case because attorneys are unsure they have the required experience and expertise. In other cases, a law firm may accept a case that looks good at intake, only to discover significant roadblocks to a successful outcome.
Medical Consulting for Law Firms in Denver
Law firms that utilize an experienced medical consultant often quickly realize the many advantages such medical expertise can provide at each stage of a case, and will begin partnering with a legal nurse consultant in Denver from case intake to resolution.
Services offered by Lynn Andersen Nurse Consulting include:
- Case Review: Careful review of a case at intake can save law firms time and money. All four factors - duty of care, breach of standard of care, damages, and causation - are required to succeed in court. Many law firms accept cases when they believe two or three factors exist. However, defense counsel are experts at working doubt into each area. Causation and standard of care are often the focus, as the particular facts and circumstances of each case, such as pre-existing conditions, can be determinative.
- Standards of Care: In some cases, standards are obvious, but in many cases a medical professional's responsibility - what another professional would have done given like circumstances – is a subjective measure influenced by a host of outside factors. Having a thorough understanding of the profession, the procedure, and all of the external factors that influence decision making and outcome, are critical to a successful case resolution.
- Damages: In many cases, an experienced nurse consultant can pay for herself by determining all present and future damages, including the likelihood of long-term disability or future medical complications. Attorneys who build a strong case, too often fail to uncover all of the damages to which they are entitled.
- Causation: This area is a favorite of defense attorneys. Even in cases where breach of duty and significant damages occur, it must be proven the breach resulted in the damages. Pre-existing conditions and many other factors often make this an area where significant doubts can be created in the eyes of the jury.
- Expert Witnesses: Nurses are uniquely qualified to speak to juries because of their extensive experience dealing with family members and loved ones. When you combine that with specialized training and the experience that comes with serving as an expert witness, having a nurse consultant who can put it all together in a way juries can understand is an invaluable asset.
Lynn Andersen personally works with law firms throughout the Denver area, including Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, Arvada and many more.
Lynn Andersen Nurse Consulting L.L.C. provides free consultations, and professional and comprehensive services at every state of litigation, from intake to resolution. Call her direct at 719-237-4415.