What is a CLNC?
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A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC) is a Legal Nurse Consultant who has been certified by the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC®). The NACLNC® is a nationally recognized board that has been educating and training registered nurses to assist with medical-related cases for nearly 15 years. All nursing consultants that work on cases for this company are members of the NACLNC®.

CLNCs are the most effective and efficient at screening and evaluating medical related cases. This is due to the fact that nurses are the only members of the healthcare team that daily evaluate the entire chart as a whole. 

A CLNC can help you by:

  • Screening cases for merit.
  • Identifying causation issues, assessing damages/injuries and identifying contributing factors.
  • Organizing and evaluating medical records.
  • Applying appropriate medical research to the case.
  • Identifying signs of tampering and missing information.
  • Identifying types of expert witnesses needed for a case.
  • Locating appropriate expert witnesses.
  • Preparing detailed chronologies of the medical events in a case.
  • Coordinating and attending independent medical examinations.
  • Analyzing research by opposing party.
  • Summarizing, translating and interpreting medical records.
  • Summarizing, interpreting and applying appropriate standards of care.
  • Assisting with discovery and preparing for court.
  • Assisting in the preparation of demonstrative evidence.
  • Developing written reports for the attorney's use as study tools.

These are just a few of the 30 + services that a CLNC can provide.  


Why choose Sound Legal Nursing Consultants?

Many legal nurse consultants have left the hospital setting and are focusing mostly on their CLNC careers.  Esther McCaskey, RN, BSN, CLNC, is still in touch with the hospital setting. She works regularly on a labor and delivery unit in Renton, WA.  Since she is active in nursing, this keeps her close to the heart of nursing and in touch with the issues every day nurses face.

Esther has nursing home and hospital experience as both a CNA and RN. She has practiced as an RN in 3 states and currently holds an active RN license in both Illinois and Washington.  She has been an RN for over four years; she has been working with and attending to medical records for over seven years.  She has had a broad range of experience including:  level II nursery, surgery, post-surgical care (med/surg), cardiac, and nursing home care.  The majority of her recent experience is in labor & delivery, antepartum, triage, lactation, and postpartum.  The majority of nurses in the labor & delivery field are not certified in electronic fetal monitoring (EFM), but Esther has been for over 3 years. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.