FAQs

What is a CLNC?

  • CLNC stands for Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. We are licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) who have completed the legal nurse consulting Core Curriculum through the Vicki Milazzo Institute™ then passed the national exam to become certified.

What does a CLNC do?

  • A CLNC can work with attorneys, insurance companies, private companies, physicians or other CLNCs on any legal case dealing with health, illness or injury. This includes medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, negligence, products liability, toxic tort and criminal cases.

What’s the difference between a paralegal and a CLNC?

  • Paralegals are not nurses and cannot speak to nursing issues. CLNCs must be currently licensed  registered nurses and have a current certification in legal nurse consulting. CLNC work is a fine-tuned extension of what nurses do in the clinical setting.

What is the difference between a CLNC and a testifying expert?

  • Unless hired specifically as a testifying expert, CLNCs are consulting experts that work alongside the attorney-client and do NOT testify in court. A CLNC’s work is generally not discoverable, unlike the work of a testifying expert.

I’ve been doing my job for a long time. Why do I need a CLNC?

  • Hiring a CLNC is cost-effective. Doing so allows you to work on the legal matters of a case while we handle the medical issues. It’s a smart utilization of your resources.

How much do you charge?

  • We bill based on an hourly fee structure. We would be happy to work up a cost estimate for you based on the services requested and the volume of records involved.

What if I am not located near your office in Idaho?

  • No problem! We are just a phone call away if you need to speak with us. Medical records that need reviewing can be mailed directly to our office and we can mail, fax or Email material back to you.

What if we already have a CLNC?

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