Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Legal Nurse Consultants Weigh In On Mass Tort Litigation

In an article published by The Clinical Advisor, the author writes about mass tort litigation and how becoming familiar with this type of law can aid the legal nurse consultant.

According to the article, there are several kinds of mass tort litigation that can easily involve legal nurse consultants. These include pharmaceuticals, medical devices and environmental and/or catastrophic events.

In each of these types of cases, legal nurse consultants may be used to amass evidence, provide medical insight and deliver expert reports.

Kaplan Continuing Education offers a Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate Program for RNs seeking to expand their career. The program takes 12 months and is available online.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Forensic Nurses in Allen County Texas for FACE

Forensic Nurses in the Fort Wayne area have formed a new organization called the Forensic Advocacy Center for Elders (FACE). This organization, the first of its kind in the state, seeks to provide the same support and expertise that the nurses have been providing to the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center – only this organization seeks to shine a light on elder abuse issues. An article in the Fort Wayne News Sentinel highlights this new organization.

In March 2011, 90 year old Mickey Rooney testified before Congress on elder abuse he alleges he received at the hands of his stepson and stepson’s wife. The article notes that the Senate Aging Committee is seeking creation of a new Office of Elder Justice within the U.S. Department of Justice, along with funding to beef up investigation in elder abuse cases.

With America’s population aging at an aggressive rate, these issues are of concern to forensic nurses, geriatric care managers, life care planners and many other healthcare professionals.

Read the entire article at the website for the newspaper.