There is a lot at stake in medical malpractice cases. You want to do your best. By buying this book, you have made a great investment in increasing your knowledge.
Use this book to read through, refer to, and consult to gain a greater understanding of the role of the expert witness. I urge you to approach being an expert on a case as a tremendous opportunity and a huge responsibility. Engage in your work with professionalism and commitment. The attorney and his client are counting on you.
This book draws on my experiences both as an expert witness and one who has trained hundreds of experts – nurses, physicians, and a variety of healthcare professionals.
Table of contents for How to be a Successful Expert Witness
Chapter 1: Getting Cases and Polishing Your Resume and Curriculum Vitae page 1
Chapter 2: Entering Legal Nurse Consulting as an Expert Witness page 25
Chapter 3: Mastering the Expert Witness Role page 41
Chapter 4: Crafting Expert Witness Reports page 71
Chapter 5: Learning Testifying Strategies page 97
Chapter 6: Answering Questions page 119
As always, Pat Iyer presents information in an approachable and precise manner. Each page contains a gold nugget of information that is useful to the novice, as well as expert Legal Nurse Consultant. Each book in the series provide practical and insightful information and provides a pathway for the reader to implement excellence in their practice. Thank you for providing this series to help me develop a firm foundation as I build my Legal Nurse Consulting practice. Becky Czarnik RN, MS, CLNC, LNCP-C, CMSP
Pat Iyer’s resources, as always, are invaluable adjuncts to any legal nurse consultant. This book is clear, concise and presents excellent examples of issues that arise in the nurse expert role. There is a wealth of practical information that engenders growth and confidence in the role of expert witness. She is a generous and encouraging mentor. I am grateful to have learned from her a whole new way to use my nursing expertise. Carol E. Dakin, PhD, RN
I enjoyed reading this book simply for its complete and thorough picture of the multiple and varied roles of the legal nurse expert. I found the information presented in a organized, efficient manner and clearly stated. It brought up specific topics, addressed unique events, provided armoring advice, to those willing to venture into the expert realm covering nursing and the law. Sarah Jean Fisher MSN, RNB-C, BA, FNGNA
As a Past President of AALNC (2004-2005), I found this book to be a wealth of information for all levels of nurses working in the expert witness role. This resource provides insight and invaluable information to all nurse experts. I am confident this will become an integral addition to ANY nurse’s library. This accurate and poignant information is communicated clearly and provides insight along with several educational examples. The book is a must read for all nurses who want to serve in the role as a nurse expert. Thank you Pat for all of your many contributions to the legal nursing field and for inspiring others to serve in this role. You are certainly a revered leader in the field of legal nursing. Barbara Levin BSN RN ONC CMSRN LNCC