I'm going to agree with the rest and advise that you DO NOT go -
but, I'm going to add
1. Contact him and get his name, contact number and office info
2. Call the state Bar Association and verify practice details (follow up as necessary - color me manipulative and evil but if this attorney was pulling monkey business, I'd make sure his take "away point" would be to note that I may be a nurse, but nurses are really smart - if you know what I mean!)
3. Call the healthcare facility where you used to work and call the CEO (not HR) and do not discuss any detail other the request that this attorney made and the setting that he requested and detail this with the hospitals attorney
4. Above all else - and this is IMPORTANT - none of these folks (attorney, former employer) has your BEST INTERESTS in mind - so, I say just say no - thank you - but, NO. They can legally force your testimony - it is not being difficult, just self protective
5. I hope that you have your own malpractice. If so, call them ASAP (I'd probably do the verify "thing" with the attorney that called me and assuming he did not check out - I'd teach him as lesson and then call
- I do hate some lawyers and I am less tolerant of dirty tricks than I was early in my career (errr, I've had a shaping experience or two! :angryfire ).
If you do not have a carrier you may find value in hiring your own attorney (find a nurse attorney if possible) if there are issues that may reflect on your care. It will be expensive - but, may save your practice and license if there are care issues that implicate you as being liable. In any event - you may need guidance and that may be able to be done in an hour or two (at a reasonable cost).
:trout: :trout: Anyway, it sounds fishy to me. :trout: :trout:
Proceed with caution.
This is one area where doing your best, recalling and trying to be helpful can be twisted and work to hurt you.
I am not just trying to scare you - just keeping you attention.