594 The Crucial Role of Medical Evidence In Forensic Cases – Teresa Devitt Lynch
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
5d ago
In this podcast episode, The Crucial Role of Medical Evidence In Forensic Cases, Teresa Devitt-Lynch, a forensic nurse and sexual assault nurse examiner, will take you into the intricacies of murder and assault cases. She begins by explaining some of the phrases we typically hear about such cases. Intent, recklessness, and negligence characterize different levels of seriousness in a crime, and all have sublevels of severity. Teresa elaborates on why circumstantial evidence can be enough for a conviction. If it’s strong and there’s enough of it, it can lead the jury to convict. Medical evidence ..read more
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593 Healthcare Serial Killers: The Chilling World of Their Psychopathology – Pamela Tabor
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
1w ago
Murder mystery fans, take note. Pamela Tabor, a nursing Ph.D. who specializes in forensics, will take us deep into the world of healthcare serial killers: the chilling world of their psychopathology. You’ve heard about them, the serial killers who operate in a world they know well. They have a wide range of tools at their disposal, and some of their methods are truly ingenious. Their reasons for killing are equally wide-ranging. Some want to dispose of patients who take up too much time, including those with dementia. Others literally view themselves as angels of death. They are generally soci ..read more
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592 Was It Murder or Was It Suicide? – Teresa Devitt Lynch
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
2w ago
Murder mystery fans, this podcast is for you. If you thought that only a forensic pathologist could determine whether a death was suicide or homicide, you’ll now hear from Teresa Devitt-Lynch, a board-certified advanced forensic nurse. She begins by emphasizing the fact that all physical evidence must be carefully analyzed. In addition, it’s important to evaluate the victim’s state of mind. Were previous suicide attempts made? Did the person suffer from chronic depression? These factors help to make a determination. Other specialists may be called in, such as mechanical engineers who determine ..read more
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591 Expert Witness Challenges in Healthcare Cases – Arlene Klepatsky
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
3w ago
In this podcast, Expert Witness Challenges in Healthcare Cases, Arlene Klepatsky, a legal nurse consultant and nurse attorney, who teaches legal nurse consultation, answers some of the most critical ethical and practical questions for LNCs. She goes into depth about Rule 26 disclosure, a federal rule that states may also have. It means you’ll be disclosed as an expert and will have to provide certain documentation. To fulfill the requirements, you must submit a list of cases, whether depositions or trials, in which you have participated in the last 48 months. Both Pat and Arlene emphasize the ..read more
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590 Get Your LNC Invoices Paid – Pat Iyer
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
1M ago
Pat Iyer, veteran LNC and former owner of a multimillion-dollar business, shares her expertise on the all-important subject of getting your LNC invoices paid. Collections issues can present difficulties for the beginning LNC entrepreneur. When you’re accustomed to getting a regular paycheck, the idea of asking for money and sending out invoices can feel intimidating. You can overcome this issue by establishing a systematic approach to billing. By doing this, you establish a consistent set of procedures that the client can understand and follow. Pat advises that you always get a retainer prior ..read more
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589 Navigating the Complexity of Healthcare Credentialing and Privileging – Dr. Vipul Kella
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by Pat Iyer
1M ago
As an LNC, you will probably work with cases where the credentials and granting of privileges for doctors are in question. To be able to assess this, you need to understand the complex processes involved. Dr. Vipul Kella, an emergency medicine and highly experienced physician in a number of areas, unravels this complicated web. During the late twentieth century, doctors whose reputations were tainted by malpractice suits and other violations could move from state to state and set up practices and get credentialed and receive medical and surgical privileges. Now a National Practitioner Data Ban ..read more
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588 How to Get More Clients – Pat Iyer
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
1M ago
A new LNC’s greatest need is to build a client base, and this is a challenge that never goes away. Both behind the scenes, LNCs and expert witnesses don’t know where to begin, and they can feel intimidated by the process of self-promotion. In essence, the challenge is how to say “Hire me; I can help you” without being blatant about it. In this podcast, Pat Iyer shares nine tips for reaching out to potential clients, for experts and non-experts. She has gleaned them from decades of success both as the owner of an LNC business and as a coach to other legal nurse consultants. She explains why it ..read more
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587 Critical Obstetrical Bleeding – Courtney Moorhouse and Sasha Benner
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
1M ago
Pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period can be full of serious health issues for the mother. For many women, the time of pregnancy and beyond marks their first major interaction with the medical world, and unsuspected problems can emerge. The process of birth can reveal other physical vulnerabilities. This means that OB/GYN nurses need to be highly aware of obstetrical bleeding. Courtney Moorhouse and Sasha Benner are highly experienced OB/GYN nurses, expert witnesses, and LNCs who share with us what to look for during this time. All bleeding during pregnancy should be checked out me ..read more
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586 Unethical DME Physicians: An LNC Challenge – Silvia Aninye
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
2M ago
Legal Nurse Consultants looking for new avenues of work will have the opportunity in this podcast to learn about an in-demand area of work: observing defense medical exams. Silvia Aninye, a veteran of 14-plus years in this field, who has an extensive stable of subcontractors, takes up the issue of bias and an unethical DME among defense examination doctors She emphasizes that these constitute a minority of doctors. However, they can be disruptive to the patient's mental and physical well-being, and, if not prevented, they will introduce their biases into the DME report. Sylvia has noticed that ..read more
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585 Tips for LNCs for a DME Observation Practice – Silvia Aninye
Legal Nurse Podcast
by Pat Iyer
2M ago
For an LNC, working as an observer at a defense medical exam (DME) can provide a lucrative income. It particularly offers the chance to hire other LNCs and run a large-scale business. Silvia Aninye, who has been doing DME work for 4 years, has a large number of subcontractors and a case load in the realm of 100 cases and sometimes more per month. She has become proficient in her acquisition of clients and in this podcast, shares what she’s learned. She advises that you be wary of the big firm that offers 50-100 cases per month. The danger is that you will relax your marketing efforts. You need ..read more
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