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Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At "Common Issues In Nursing Home Litigation"


Atlanta, GA – Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen, registered nurse and certified legal nurse consultant attended the May 18, 2010 meeting of the Atlanta chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC).

Lance Lourie, a well respected Atlanta attorney, addressed the group regarding “Common Issues in Nursing Home Litigation.” Lourie’s legal counseling practice is primarily engaged in plaintiff general liability, medical negligence and nursing home cases.

About the talk:

Lourie discussed the most common claims presented in nursing home litigation and the medical, clinical and administrative issues typically seen in these cases. The Atlanta attorney briefly discussed pertinent federal regulations and the role of the legal nurse consultant in connection with nursing home cases. Specifically, he highlighted how Atlanta legal nurse consultants can be of tremendous benefit in working with Atlanta attorneys on nursing home litigation.

Atlanta legal nurse consultants can particularly assist Atlanta attorneys initially by reviewing and analyzing the medical records for adherences and deviations from standards of care. Frequently, Atlanta nursing home attorneys want a summary and/or timeline of the germane medical events and assessment of strengths and weaknesses of the potential case.

Atlanta legal nurses are helpful to attorneys in locating expert witnesses to review the medical records and testify to findings in deposition and trial. Lourie especially values legal nurses to perform medical research; thus saving him time and consequently money.

Additionally, he pointed out that Atlanta legal nurses can analyze and summarize depositions – a service used more by defense nursing home attorneys than plaintiff. And finally, legal nurses can assist with creating appropriate exhibits.

Buddenhagen says “federal regulations and basic nursing care are at the forefront of analysis when reviewing the nursing home cases. These reviews look at skin care, nutrition, fall prevention, medical communication, hydration, management of accidents, documentation and staffing issues.”

About Liz Buddenhagen:

Liz Buddenhagen, registered nurse and Atlanta legal nurse consultant, owns Buddenhagen & Associates assisting Atlanta lawyers with their medically related cases. The firm locates expert witnesses, reviews and analyzes medical records, obtains standards of care, creates summaries, timelines and reports, assesses potential legal cases and performs medical research. For more information visit website, email or call 770-725-2997.


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