CT-AALNC

About Us

Purpose of the Connecticut Chapter:

The Connecticut Chapter was founded with the goal of promoting the professional advancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity within the legal arena and providing a resource for information on matters relating to legal aspects of nursing and health care law.

What is a Legal Nurse Consultant?

The legal nurse consultant is a licensed, registered nurse who performs a critical analysis of clinical and administrative nursing practice, healthcare facts and issues and their outcomes for the legal profession, healthcare professions, consumers of healthcare and legal services, and others as appropriate. With a strong educational and experiential foundation, the legal nurse consultant is qualified to assess adherence to standards and guidelines of healthcare practice as it applies to the nursing and healthcare professions. 

Legal nurse consultants work in a wide variety of legal practice areas and settings:

Legal Practice Areas:

  • Professional liability (medical malpractice)

  • Personal injury

  • Elder and estate law

  • Product liability

  • Workers' compensation

  • Risk management

  • Life care planning

  • Criminal / forensic investigations

  • Healthcare licensure and credentialing investigation

  • Corporate and regulatory compliance

  • Toxic torts

  • Mass tort class actions

  • Social security disability

  • Case management

  • Insurance claims management and appeals

  • Billing and insurance fraud

  • Medicare set-aside allocation

Legal Practice Settings:

  • Law firms (plaintiff and defense)

  • Insurance companies or health management systems

  • Liability or third party administrator companies

  • Healthcare facility risk management departments or corporate offices

  • Governmental agencies

  • Case management companies

  • Forensic environments

  • LNC and other litigation support firms

  • Solo practice as self-employed consultants

Mission Statement of the AALNC:

The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants promotes the professional advancement of registered nurses consulting within the legal arena by providing a forum for education and exchange of information.


 

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