So, I made a call to a medical malpractice attorney's office today for a family member and as I was talking with one of their staff members I mentioned that I was working on becoming a legal nurse consultant. I am not sure if this staff member was a para legal or legal secretary or what, but she was more than just an administrative assistant. Anyway she began asking me a lot of questions regarding my nursing experience and what exactly I would be doing as a LNC. I gave her a few scenarios and she began telling me how her office receives solicitation from others in this field telling them how their office could benefit from such services and she said their office would never hire such a person.
She said that someone going over the medical charts/records etc. would also need to be able to be an expert witness, BUT they would not want to hire an expert witness that was not currently working on the clinical side of nursing as well. However she also contradicted herself by saying that the nurses that they have used were too busy with working in the clinical side to be able to give them the time they needed.
She was pretty depressing, making it sound like this was a service no one would want to use. I am not sure if she felt that her position would be threatened by such a person or what?
Can anyone else tell me what they think about this? I wasn't quite sure how to respond.