As I revised the Path to Legal Nurse Consulting for its second edition, I asked LNCs to describe when they knew they had become an LNC. Here is a sampling of what they had to say. Read more examples here.
You lie awake at night writing your next day’s report and putting all the pieces together. Your spouse informs you the next day you were conducting an interview in your sleep.
You proofread every letter you write and start changing words for a better clarity.
M. Thomas (Tom) Quail
You are able to successfully work independently as a legal nurse consultant with the desired income.
The stacks of medical records in your office start to become taller than your children.
C. Scott Rajnic
You get a personal letter from the lawyer in a very large case that you helped with. The lawyer successfully avoided trial. It was all because of the expertise you contributed to the case.
Lou Ann Rau
You meet a new MD and your first words are “Can I have your CV?”
You find yourself screaming at the computer scream “No, she didn’t just document that!”
You ride in the car going on vacation with the laptop on your lap because you have 3 hours that you can get through records.
Everything at the hospital shift you’re pulling now has potential legal ramifications. Sondra Rutman
You have several attorneys calling you to review their cases on a routine bases and then they refer you to their colleagues.
You are always thinking of how to get the next case and of unique methods to better market your skills.
You can speak comfortably and confidently with attorneys, knowing your expertise as a medical professional with LNC training will make a substantial difference in how a case is viewed and understood.
You see the Fedex delivery person back into your driveway, open the back of the Fedex truck and unload 20 boxes of records and you do not even flinch….just another day in your LNC office. As an LNCC, I am confident that all 20 boxes of records will be quickly and accurately reviewed and a solid report will follow.
You eat your breakfast, start to work on your cases and the next thing you know is that your children are asking, “Are we going to have dinner sometime tonight?”
You start to get repeat clients from attorneys you have worked for.
Attorneys you have never worked with refer you to new attorney clients with the utmost faith.
You have no guilt of using the extra bedroom in your house as an office instead of getting a roommate.
You have the good fortune to even consider getting a subcontractor.
You can live comfortably on the steady income AND live just as comfortably knowing the quality of your work product is always honest, thorough and sound.
You have gained the respect of the legal community in your area.
You get a call from two attorneys in the same week who tell you that they each won a huge award because of the information you uncovered during your reviews.
When an attorney gazes at you in awe regarding your thorough assessment of the records.
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Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC is the president of the Pat Iyer Group, and founder of a successful LNC business she sold in 2015.