Wilton, CT (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
Litigating a workers compensation case requires a deep knowledge of the facts and knowing the right questions to ask. Litigators may require a trained medical professional to review such cases, provide guidance on how to proceed and areas to pay attention to as the case continues. Mednick Associates is proud to announce that their nationwide network of trained legal nurse consultants, now offers workers compensation medical case reviews for both the plaintiff and defense bar.
Workers compensation reviews serve a few purposes for attorneys as they examine a case for merit or prepare to defend a claim.
1) Identifying past medical history: When an employee is injured, understanding their past medical history or if chronic conditions exist is a key element in determining the damages in a disputed claim. Legal nurse consultants are able to ask the proper questions and, if viable, link past medical history to the current issue.
2) Organizing the case documents: Some workers compensation cases can linger for quite a while and as additional records are introduced caused by follow on medical office visits, the case materials can quickly expand to an unmanageable amount. Having a clean, concise and accurate case chronology not only organizes the case materials, but highlights the key aspects of the case in one document which can be used at all phases of the case.
3) Identifying need for medical exam: In most workers compensation cases, there is a need for a medical expert to examine the patient to determine the current status of the individual and how to execute any forms of treatment, operations or therapy. A case reviewed by a legal nurse can outline the type of specialist needed, and many times they can recommend someone to schedule the exam with in the proper medical specialty.
4) Experience: Understanding the statutes and deadlines associated with cases is a key component in providing outstanding service to litigators. Nurses with experience in these reviews allows any attorney handling a workers compensation case to feel comfortable in meeting their case schedule.
To learn more about Mednick Associates, their legal nurse consulting services and workers compensation reviews, please call 203.966.3000 or view their website at http://www.mednickassociates.com.