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Environmental Expert Witness

Nurse Consulting for Environmental Personal Injury Cases

Environmental cases are one of the fastest growing areas of tort and injury law. 

Call it the Erin Brockovich effect, but in the 20 years since the movie made popular the California law clerk’s successful fight against Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for groundwater contamination, the number of such cases has steadily increased in state and federal courts nationwide. 

Environmental tort cases allege an injury to plaintiffs’ interests due to a harm to the environment or a violation of an environmental statute. These cases either assert rights under common law, such as public nuisance, or assert violation of rights created by statute. 

Causation continues to be among the largest stumbling blocks to bringing such cases, with the threshold typically being whether a defendant’s actions substantially contributed to alleged outcome. Hiring an expert medical consultant can be vital to proving (or defending against) allegations of both causation and damages. 

Among the most common types of environmental tort cases are: 

  • Oil leaks
  • Chemical spills
  • Toxic waste
  • Harmful herbicides
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Lead-based paint
  • Exposure to PCBs and dioxins (environmental contaminants released into the air via combustion)
  • Coal dust and slurry spills
  • Exposure to volatile organic compound

Benefits of Nurse Consulting in Environment Cases

At Lynn Andersen Nurse Consulting, her decades of nursing and regulatory compliance expertise is translated into a cost-effective medical insider dedicated to all of your litigation needs – from case screening through to mediation or trial.

Lynn Andersen, RN, MSN, CLNC® is a professional nurse with nearly 30 years of dedicated nursing experience, including that as an environmental expert witness, and has been providing her expertise to quality medical case reviews for over 15 years. As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC®), Lynn has undergone specific, rigorous training to align her extensive nursing and medical expertise with the dynamics of medical legal cases. She is certified to provide expertise in all phases of litigation for both plaintiff and defense counsel. 

Services she provides to those building or defending against environmental cases include:

  • Analyzing and organizing complex medical records. 
  • Creating chronologies, summaries and interrogatories. 
  • Evaluating extent of injuries, impact of pre-existing conditions, and likelihood of future medical complications and/or disability. 
  • Attending or summarizing medical examinations. 
  • Determining and explaining factors of causation as well as the impact of various medical diagnoses. 
  • Researching and summarizing medical literature, medical regulations and pertinent standards of care. 
  • Providing understanding of the impact various conditions have on the body and their link to various medical diagnoses. 
  • Providing expert medical opinions. 
  • Assisting with strategy and preparation for depositions or testimony of witnesses. 
  • Testifying as an expert witness for plaintiff or defense. 

Because causation and damages will be central to proving or defending environmental tort law cases, early consultation with a medical expert is vital to successful case outcome. Lynn Andersen Nurse Consulting puts a veteran medical professional in your corner and provides you the kind of cost-effective medical expertise that many litigants know can make all the difference to winning in the negotiating room or in the courtroom. 

Call environmental expert witness, Lynn Andersen Nurse Consulting L.L.C. today at 719-237-4415 for your case consultation.

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