Cindy Burhoe, RN, CLNC
Cindy is a Registered Nurse and Legal Nurse Consultant with over 15 years’ of nursing experience in both hospital and long-term care settings. She received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Hillsborough Community College in Florida in 1987. Read More
NURSING HOME LITIGATION
Due to the complexities of nursing home litigation the Legal Nurse Consultant needs to be strategic in assisting the attorney in case development. There are many intricate areas to consider from allegations of abuse or neglect to falls, medication errors, malnutrition, pressure ulcers and wrongful death to name a few. Having worked in several nursing homes as both a nursing assistant and later as a nursing supervisor, I am familiar with many of the challenging issues that occur in this setting. Read More
Wikipedia defines Personal Injury as “an injury, to the body, mind or emotions”. This injury is the result of negligence or wrongdoing of another person or company.
As both a Legal Nurse Consultant and nurse, I am better equipped to read and interpret medical records than many attorneys. I can identify significant clinical information and key factors in the medical records. Read More
Legal nurse consultants play a crucial role in medical malpractice cases. Medical Malpractice is the professional negligence by a health care provider that directly leads to physical and/or economic damages of an individual.
Legal nurses assist attorneys by researching and defining the acceptable Medical and Nursing Standards of care and regulatory requirements that are essential to a favorable outcome for the attorney and his/her client. Read More
Forensics is a fairly new aspect of legal nurse consulting. Forensic legal nursing is different from your typical legal nurse consulting, as it incorporates analysis and investigative principles in order to assist the attorney in determining what happened by looking at the history provided, any medical information and the circumstances that may have led to the alleged crime. Read More
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