Quote from mykatlynrose
i am considering taking vickie milazzo's course to become a clnc. however, after reading some of the past forums, i am concerned about finding attorney's that are interested. i would like to call a few attorney's to get a feel for the need in my area (western pennsylvania). can you give me an idea of where to start? what type of attorneys should i call? what kind of questions would i ask?
any insight you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
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you need to contact attorneys who do med-mal, pi, workman's comp, and ltc litigation for starters. you can get out your phone directory or go online and link to a website for a list of attorneys and their specialties in your area/state.
you may not find anyone in your immediate area. (i do not know how large or how many lawyers are there). sometimes the lnc must go outside their immediate area in order to procure clients.
i have done very few in my hometown and for several reasons, i am content with that. most of my business is in other states. never traveled to these states, as a consultant. but, as an expert witness i have.
as for the types of questions, there are so many.
with your nursing experience, you will have much to offer the attorney-client by reviewing cases for merit, chronologically arranging the medical record, interpreting notes/orders, developing an extensive timeline, preparing a narrative and/or chronological report, creating demonstrative evidence templates, identifying the deviations from the standard of care for the members of the health care team including physicians, providing a detailed report of the case theme, issues, players involved, and, educating the attorney-client in all medically related matters. that is just a small amount of what you can offer the client.
hope this helps. good luck and enjoy the forums.