Finding a Lawyer

  1. Posters here often advise "get yourself a lawyer". How does one find a lawyer that can represent a nurse?
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  3. by   ghillbert
    Depends what your problem is as to what specialty type you'd want.
  4. by   classicdame
    nursing journals often carry their ads in the back of the journal. You professional organization chapter may have leads.
  5. by   classicdame
    oops! forgot to mention that the first person you contact is your malpractice insurance. They may have preferred representatives.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    i agree about get nsg insurance.

    you may also want to take a peek at taana.

  7. by   ItsTheDude
    find a lawyer that's been a nurse, they will generally advertise the fact that they are/have been both (lawyer & nurse) and typically do medical related cases like auto accident, personal injury, etc. they'll know where you're coming from having been a nurse themselves. if you can't find one, then go with a standard employment law lawyer if it's related to employment. if it's related to your practice, then a civil defense lawyer that's done medical cases (med mal) in the past. you can always call the local or state bar and they will refer you to an attorney, may or not be a referral fee involved.

    if you've got a good case or money, just about any attorney will refer you to an attorney that can get the job done. attorneys refer cases to each other all the time for a fee and/or as a kinda back scratching deal.
    Last edit by ItsTheDude on Mar 18, '10
  8. by   Michaelxy
    Quote from onetiredmomma
    Posters here often advise "get yourself a lawyer". How does one find a lawyer that can represent a nurse?
    Just kick over a rock...
  9. by   onetiredmomma
    Thanks for the smile Michael and for the others who answered as well.
  10. by   RNtoJD
    Just kick over a rock...

    Hey now!!! LOL... But I gotta say, you'd probably find some of my classmates under there!

    Leslie, I was going to suggest Taana, but you beat me to it. Great organization.
  11. by   BabyLady
    You find one and ask if they are experienced in defending nurses.

    If they "do it on the side"...that is NOT the one you want.