We recently corresponded with Legal Nurse Consultant Kellie Geanuracos, BSN, RN. Kellie is Principal of KLG Legal Nurse Consulting Services LLC of Southbury, Connecticut. She helps injured people and their attorneys analyze medical issues and outcomes associated with personal injury cases.
What is a legal nurse consultant?
Legal Nurse Consultants are registered nurses who have in-depth knowledge of both the healthcare and legal systems. We use this unique blend of experience to lend expertise to attorneys and other legal professionals on a wide variety of cases involving medical files.
According to the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants…
A Legal Nurse Consultants’ primary role is to “evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions about medical issues, delivery of healthcare and/or health outcomes as they relate to cases or issues within the medical-legal arena.
Please tell us a little about your experience and how you decided to become a legal nurse consultant.
I have been a Registered Nurse for 14 years. My background includes Clinical Educator, Quality Improvement, Clinical Resource Management, Performance Management, Cardiac Care, Medical-Surgical Care, Interventional Radiology, and Operating Room.
I decided to pursue a career as a Legal Nurse Consultant after gaining a tremendous amount of experience working in hospitals and in the insurance industry. I wanted to offer my vast experience in nursing and work within the legal community.
For what types of cases do attorneys retain a legal nurse consultant? What is the typical process?
We are retained on legal cases that involve medical records of any kind. Our areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Criminal Cases. The typical process is the attorney reaches out to the Legal Nurse Consultant, once retained, we will analyze all related files for merit, duty, breach of duty, damages, and causation (where applicable) and give our professional analysis of the case at hand.
From your perspective, what are some things that an accident attorney can do to help improve their client’s injury case?
Attorneys should obtain an experienced Legal Nurse Consultant to help them navigate the health care system.
What is the most important piece of advice that you would give to an injured person?
Tell the truth. When you talk to anyone other than your injury attorney, your mantra should be less is more.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your work or profession?
Collaborating with a Legal Nurse Consultant not only saves you time and money but also frees up your time to focus on your clients at the highest level. Our services will leave you feeling confident knowing that your case is as strong as possible and that you’re positioned for a successful outcome.
Pro Tip: Personal injury cases that involve significant injuries sometimes require the services of a legal nurse and an injury attorney who can help in a variety of accident cases. Should you have any questions about your Connecticut accident case, please contact us.