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Each issue of the LNCtips.com newsletter contains tips, tools, or timesavers for new legal nurse consultants. Click on the links below to see past issues of the newsletter.
 
  • Avoiding Absolutes  (9/2/2014)
  • When testifying, you want to avoid these absolutes.
  • 5 Reasons for LNC Checklists  (8/19/2014)
  • Here are 5 reasons to use checklists in your LNC practice.
  • Thermal Spread Injuries  (8/5/2014)
  • It's not always easy for plaintiffs to win cases due to thermal spread injuries.
  • 2 Steps to Acquire an Abstract  (7/22/2014)
  • Obtaining abstracts of medical records is easy. You just need to know what records you want.
  • Details vs. Minutiae  (7/8/2014)
  • Some details are important in medical malpractice cases and some are just minutiae.
  • Retrospectoscopes for LNCs  (6/24/2014)
  • Retrospectoscopes are used all the time by LNCs - but they shouldn't be.
  • Locality Issues for LNCs  (6/10/2014)
  • Locality isn't a big force anymore but it's still important for LNCs to understand the concept.
  • Social Media Interrogatories  (5/27/2014)
  • Social media interrogatories are one way to obtain information about a party. Includes a free sample.
  • Negligent Medical Referrals  (5/13/2014)
  • Is it a negligent referral when a patient chooses not to go to referred physician?
  • Analysis of Visual Acuity   (4/29/2014)
  • There's more to analysis of visual acuity than knowing if the patient's vision is 20/20.
  • That Little Edge  (4/15/2014)
  • Adding the day of the week to medical chronologies gives LNCs that little edge.
  • 4 Mistakes Independent LNCs Make  (4/1/2014)
  • What kind of mistakes do independent LNCs make? Find out here.
  • 5 Reasons Defendants Win  (3/18/2014)
  • Defendants usually win at medical malpractice trials. Here's 5 reasons why they win,
  • Digging up Dirt  (3/4/2014)
  • Here are some free websites to check criminal backgrounds.
  • Order, Stipulation, and Petition  (2/18/2014)
  • Learn what these common legal terms mean.
  • Favicon Marketing  (2/4/2014)
  • Here's a subtle but effective marketing technique for your website.
  • LNC Cheat Sheets  (1/21/2014)
  • Learn how to keep track of important details in all your cases.
  • Pre-Litigation Requirements  (1/7/2014)
  • There are certain requirements that must be met before a lawsuit can be filed.
  • Experts - Where, Who, How  (12/10/2013)
  • Here's some practical information for experts about the testimony process.
  • 5 Ways to Appear Desperate  (11/26/2013)
  • You'' appear desperate to potential clients if you show these behaviors.
  • How Long Will it Take?  (11/5/2013)
  • Attorneys often ask how long a medical record review will take. Here's how to answer.
  • Google Alerts for LNCs  (10/22/2013)
  • Get automatic notifications about LNC jobs.
  • Nurse Paralegal Versus LNC  (10/8/2013)
  • How can you tell if that Nurse Paralegal position is really a Legal Nurse Consultant position?
  • Photo Chronologies  (9/24/2013)
  • Sometimes photos aren't dated accurately. Here's how to tell.
  • Hybrid Medical Records  (9/10/2013)
  • A combination of paper, scanned, and computer-generated medical records offer a challenge to LNCs.
  • The Wayback Machine  (8/27/2013)
  • LNCs can use the Wayback Machine to locate old and deleted webpages.
  • Wasting Liability Insurance Policies  (8/13/2013)
  • These type of medical malpractice insurance policies have big implications for plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Nursing Licensure Issues  (7/30/2013)
  • I'm always amazed how little nurses know about their professional licenses. Here are a few examples.
  • The Effective Invoice  (7/9/2013)
  • Learn how to create an invoice that's effective for marketing as well as payment of services.
  • Loss of Chance Doctrine  (6/25/2013)
  • Loss of chance is a legal standard used in some states that doesn't require reasonable medical probability.
  • The Mini Index  (6/11/2013)
  • This mini index can help you organize disorganized Bates stamped records.
  • Loss of Consortium  (5/28/2013)
  • What is the role of the legal nurse consultant in loss of consortium cases?
  • What Difference Did it Make?  (5/14/2013)
  • When you're unsure about causation, ask yourself, "What difference did it make?"
  • The United Defense  (4/30/2013)
  • Defendants tend to stick together rather than throwing each other under the bus.
  • Expert Preferences Form  (4/16/2013)
  • Here's an easy way to determine the format that experts prefer for their medical records.
  • The Overconfident LNC  (4/2/2013)
  • New legal nurse consultants don't always have the skills they think they have.
  • "I Have No Opinion"  (3/19/2013)
  • What do experts REALLY mean when they say this phrase?
  • 6 Ways to Emphasize the Obvious  (3/5/2013)
  • Information that seems obvious to legal nurse consultants may not be to attorneys.
  • Persuasive Numbers  (2/19/2013)
  • Nurses are pros at recognizing the importance of numbers. LNCs can use numbers in a persuasive way.
  • Orientation or Initiation?  (2/5/2013)
  • Make sure you get an orientation, not an initiation, to legal nurse consulting.
  • 4 Types of Indexes  (1/22/2013)
  • Learn about 4 types of indexes that legal nurse consultants use.
  • The 5 Cs, A Model for LNC Success  (1/8/2013)
  • Learn the 5 words that signify legal nurse consulting success.
  • 4 LNC New Year's Resolutions  (12/26/2012)
  • Here a few easy resolutions for your legal nurse consultant career.
  • Is the Chart Complete?  (12/11/2012)
  • Learn how to tell if your set of medical records is missing any documents.
  • 3 Types of Legal Deadlines  (11/27/2012)
  • Learn about three types of deadlines that attorneys face.
  • Double Jeopardy  (11/13/2012)
  • A person can't be tried for the same crime twice. Does the concept of double jeopardy apply to medical malpractice?
  • The Unused Retainer  (10/30/2012)
  • Learn how to ethically deal with unused retainers.
  • Working Copies  (10/16/2012)
  • There are at least three definitions of the phrase "working copies" in law firms. Which one does your law firm use?
  • Letters of Understanding  (10/2/2012)
  • Learn how a letter of understanding can clarify your spoken agreement with attorneys.
  • The "Yes" or "No" Deposition  (9/18/2012)
  • "Yes" and "No" aren't always the best answers to questions at depositions.
  • Case Information Sheets  (9/4/2012)
  • Learn how law firms use case information sheets for important information related to their lawsuits.
  • 10 Ways to Get Law Firm Jobs  (8/21/2012)
  • How to get law firm experience when you have no law form experience.
  • Authoritative Journal Articles  (8/7/2012)
  • Use the CARs system to determine if journal articles are authoritative.
  • 3 Bad Habits with Medical Records  (7/24/2012)
  • Learn three ways NOT to review medical records.
  • Critical vs. Analytical Thinking  (7/10/2012)
  • Nurses think critically. LNCs think critically AND analytically. Here's how to tell the difference.
  • The Power of Analogies  (6/26/2012)
  • Using analogies can help you explain medical complexities to attorneys.
  • The Relevant Resume  (6/12/2012)
  • Is your resume relevant to attorneys? Or is it full of nursing catchphrases that have no meaning to lawyers?
  • Sizzle, Not Fizzle  (6/5/2012)
  • Newsletters and blogs need to sizzle, not fizzle.
  • Adding Images to Written Reports  (5/29/2012)
  • Learn how to make your written reports look polished and professional by adding images.
  • Rejection  (5/22/2012)
  • Learn 4 steps to stop the fear of rejection.
  • Legal Symbols  (5/15/2012)
  • Here are a handful of legal symbols used in medical malpractice law firms.
  • Whole Lot of Fakin' Goin' On  (5/8/2012)
  • Learn about fake "recruiters" on LinkedIn and what to do about them.
  • Reading a Pleading  (5/1/2012)
  • Learn how to read a pleading.
  • Testimonial Marketing  (4/24/2012)
  • Testimonials can add credibility to your business.
  • A Day in My Law Firm  (4/17/2012)
  • Curious about how law firm LNCs spend their time? Here's what a day in my law firm is like.
  • 4 Wrongs, 4 Fixes  (4/10/2012)
  • Look at 4 ways an LNC messed up medical chronologies and 4 ways to fix them.
  • Top 10 Tips  (4/3/2012)
  • Here are LNCtips.com's top 10 tips, as indicated by the percentage of subscribers who viewed the newsletters.
  • 3 Ways to Seal the Deal  (3/27/2012)
  • Learn 3 ways to seal the deal with prospective clients and employers.
  • Learning from LNC Mistakes  (3/13/2012)
  • Successful LNCs learn from their mistakes.
  • Tracking Pathology Slides  (3/6/2012)
  • Unlike medical records and radiographs, some pathology slides are irreplaceable. Find out how to keep track of them.
  • Neurolinguistics for LNCs  (2/28/2012)
  • Neurolinguistics can help you relate better to attorneys.
  • Is $125 an Hour a Myth?  (2/21/2012)
  • Does making $125 an hour sound too good to be true?
  • Medical Record Retrieval  (2/14/2012)
  • Learn how law firms obtain medical records.
  • Statutes of Limitations and Repose  (2/7/2012)
  • You know what a statute of limitations is, but what's a statute of repose?
  • Inbound Marketing for LNCs  (1/31/2012)
  • Learn how inbound marketing can bring you clients.
  • Anesthesia Record Analysis  (1/24/2012)
  • Analysis of anesthesia records can be overwhelming unless you use these tips.
  • Keep or Toss  (1/17/2012)
  • When should you toss those medical records you received from your clients?
  • Biased Marketing  (1/10/2012)
  • Are your marketing materials inadvertently biased?
  • Criminal v. Civil  (1/3/2012)
  • Learn how medical malpractice cases are different than criminal ones.
  • 4 Quick Tips for MS Word  (12/27/2011)
  • Do you have deadlines to meet? These quick tips will help you type and write more efficiently and with fewer mistakes.
  • Accentuate the Positive?  (12/13/2011)
  • Don't just accentuate the positive. Those negatives are important too!
  • 4 Steps to Prevent Analysis Paralysis  (11/22/2011)
  • Learn why extreme attention to detail can lead to analysis paralysis and how to prevent it.
  • Why I Started LNCtips.com  (11/15/2011)
  • I started LNCtips.com for a reason. What was it? Here's a hint. The reason wasn't altruistic.
  • Scheduling Your 1st Deposition  (11/8/2011)
  • Learn what's involved in scheduling an expert's deposition.
  • Marketing is Like Dating...Really!  (11/1/2011)
  • Marketing your LNC business is just like dating.
  • 5 Ways to Get Fired  (10/25/2011)
  • Here are 5 reasons that legal nurse consultants get fired.
  • Deposition Data Banks  (10/18/2011)
  • If you're a testifying expert, or work with testifying experts, you need to know about deposition data banks.
  • ABA Billing Codes  (10/11/2011)
  • Some LNCs use ABA billing codes. See if you should use them too.
  • Legal Lingo - 7 More Terms  (10/4/2011)
  • Here are 7 more legal terms to help you understand the legal process.
  • Twitter Litter  (9/20/2011)
  • Avoid Twitter litter by creating meaningful tweets.
  • 5 Holiday Marketing Strategies to do Now  (9/13/2011)
  • Not sure what to do for your clients for the winter holidays? Here are 5 strategies.
  • Experts: 10 Things NOT to Write  (9/6/2011)
  • Learn 10 things that experts should NOT put on resumes, CVs, social media or websites.
  • Batten Down the Hatches  (8/30/2011)
  • Learn how to prepare your LNC business for a natural disaster.
  • Florida Expert Statutes Revisions  (8/23/2011)
  • Learn how Florida's revised expert statutes may affect YOU, even if you don't live in Florida.
  • Computer-Generated Records  (8/16/2011)
  • Analysis of computer-generated medical records offers some special challenges to LNCs.
  • Conquering Deadlines  (8/9/2011)
  • Learn how to manage deadlines when you get your first case.
  • 3 Tips for Web Marketing  (8/2/2011)
  • Learn 3 ways that web marketing is different from print marketing.
  • Medicine-Law Differences  (7/26/2011)
  • Medicine and Law differ in more ways than you think. Learn how the differences affect you as an LNC.
  • Charging by the Inch  (7/19/2011)
  • Is charging by the inch of medical records a good idea?
  • CaseMap for LNCs  (7/12/2011)
  • See a video on an overview of CaseMap and 6 of its features.
  • Flippers, Organizers, and Page Turners  (7/5/2011)
  • Are you a flipper, an organizer or page turner when you review medical records?
  • PowerPoints for Mediation and Trial  (6/28/2011)
  • Learn how to create a PowerPoint outline that can be used at mediations and trials.
  • Deposition Summaries  (6/21/2011)
  • Learn two common ways to summarize deposition transcripts.
  • LNC Listserves  (6/14/2011)
  • Listserves can help you find an expert, locate standards of care and more.
  • Behind-the-Scenes  (6/7/2011)
  • The LNCtips.com newsletter is based on day-to-day legal nurse consulting experiences.
  • 3 Secrets of a Computer Geek  (5/31/2011)
  • Learn 3 secrets that Help Desk people use when they don't know the answer to a computer or software problem.
  • The Subcontractor LNC  (5/24/2011)
  • Subcontracting can be a great way to start a legal nurse consulting career.
  • LNC Lessons from American Idol  (5/17/2011)
  • New LNCs go through developmental stages similar to contestants on American Idol.
  • 3 Expert Witness Variables  (5/10/2011)
  • Different attorneys want different things in experts.
  • LNC Standards  (5/3/2011)
  • Learn how the AALNC standards apply to the practice of legal nurse consultants.
  • Fraudulent Documentation  (4/26/2011)
  • How to detect one type of fraudulent documentation.
  • Not Documented, Not Done...  (4/19/2011)
  • Not documented, not done? Not necessarily!
  • Cyber Reputation  (4/12/2011)
  • Find out how to check out the plaintiff and defendant on the internet.
  • Conflict of Interest  (4/5/2011)
  • Learn situations that might present a conflict of interest for you.
  • Profitability Case Analysis  (3/29/2011)
  • Plaintiff firms look at how profitable a medical malpractice case may be as part of their decision to litigate the case. Learn the LNC's role in analyzing a case for profitability.
  • Effective Email Marketing  (3/22/2011)
  • Learn how to effectively market using email.
  • What's a Matter?  (3/15/2011)
  • Find out what the word "matter" and other common legal terms mean.
  • Bullseye!  (3/8/2011)
  • Target marketing helps you score to get more clients.
  • Are You Annoying?  (3/1/2011)
  • If you annoy clients, you won't get repeat business or any business at all.
  • Pharmacy Record Analysis  (2/22/2011)
  • Pharmacy records are more than just lines of data. Learn how to analyze these types of records.
  • Financial Terms  (2/15/2011)
  • Learn about an embarrassing mistake I made because I didn't know some basic financial terms.
  • Computer Hardware  (2/8/2011)
  • View my recommendations for a new computer hardware.
  • Timelines  (2/1/2011)
  • Learn how to create timelines of key events.
  • Benevolent Dictator  (1/25/2011)
  • Learn how to dictate using a dictation machine or voice recognition software.
  • The Lowdown on HITECH  (1/18/2011)
  • See how the HITECH amendment to HIPAA may affect your practice as an LNC.
  • Analytics  (1/11/2011)
  • Learn the benefits of using website analytics.
  • Color Organization  (1/4/2011)
  • Learn how law firms organize by color and ways that you can adapt color organization to your business.
  • Electronic Medical Records: Adobe Acrobat  (12/21/2010)
  • Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat when working with electronic medical records.
  • Go with the Flow  (12/7/2010)
  • Learn how to quickly and effectively analyze flow sheets.
  • Billing Blunders  (11/23/2010)
  • Don't let these common billing blunders prevent you from getting paid.
  • Happy Anniversary!  (11/16/2010)
  • This newsletter identifies some common feedback about LNCtips.com.
  • Software to Get You Started  (11/9/2010)
  • What software will you need as a new LNC? This newsletter will help you decide.
  • Bates Stamping  (11/2/2010)
  • Learn how to add Bates stamps to legal documents mechanically and electronically.
  • Focused Analysis  (10/26/2010)
  • New LNCs sometimes have trouble identifying what's important in a legal case. Use these tips to focus your analysis.
  • Best Time to Land a Job?  (10/19/2010)
  • Learn some of the best times to land a job in a law firm.
  • Wound Sizing  (10/5/2010)
  • Learn how to describe the size of wounds in terms understandable to jury members.
  • Interview Fashion Faux Pas  (9/28/2010)
  • You'll ace your interview if you avoid these fashion faux pas.
  • Electonic Handwashing  (9/18/2010)
  • Stop the spread of computer viruses by using electronic handwashing.
  • Diary Analysis  (9/14/2010)
  • Learn how a patient diary can be an asset or liability to your side.
  • Logo Branding  (9/7/2010)
  • Your logo can help brand your business to make it more memorable.
  • Just the Facts  (8/31/2010)
  • Learn which factual questions nurses flub during depositions.
  • Case Closed!  (8/24/2010)
  • Learn the different ways that medical malpractice cases can be resolved.
  • Cross-Referencing Medical Records  (8/17/2010)
  • Duplicate medical records can be cross-referenced to save you time and the attorney money.
  • 50-50  (8/10/2010)
  • Learn which LNCtips.com web pages are popular in 50 countries.
  • 5 Ws, 1 H  (8/3/2010)
  • Learn how 5 Ws and 1 H can be used as a framework for writing reports.
  • Anatomy of an Affidavit  (7/27/2010)
  • Learn how an affidavit is structured.
  • Who are They?  (7/20/2010)
  • Common positions in medical malpractice firms are identified.
  • 4 Little Details  (7/13/2010)
  • Four little details can make your LNC reports more polished.
  • Flag and Tag  (7/6/2010)
  • Flagging medical records and tagging LNC reports assist the attorney with depo preparation.
  • Trials of Trial Preparation  (6/29/2010)
  • Learn how to prepare for trials.
  • LNC Job Blog  (6/24/2010)
  • Announcing the free LNCtips.com Job Blog for legal nurse consultants and nurse paralegals.
  • Medical Bill Analysis  (6/22/2010)
  • Reviewing medical bills can help you with case analysis.
  • Medical Research Index  (6/15/2010)
  • Learn how to create a professional-looking medical research index.
  • Legal Lingo  (6/8/2010)
  • Acronyms and abbreviations to get you started on your way to understanding medical malpractice legal lingo.
  • Redacting Documents  (6/1/2010)
  • Learn what kind of documents may be redacted in medical malpractice cases and how to redact them.
  • Deadbeat Clients  (5/25/2010)
  • Learn how to recognize and deal with deadbeat clients.
  • Folderize Electronic Documents  (5/18/2010)
  • To quickly find your electronic word processing files and emails, organize them into folders.
  • Working with Radiographs  (5/11/2010)
  • Learn the legal implications of radiograph file formats.
  • Email Effectiveness Hierarchy  (5/4/2010)
  • Identify the most effective email address to use for your LNC business.
  • News and Top 5 Tips  (4/27/2010)
  • Daily medical malpractice news and the top 5 web pages of LNCtips.com
  • Can Potential Clients Find You?  (4/20/2010)
  • Don't make this common mistake on your website which prevents potential clients from finding you.
  • Who Owns the Medical Records?  (4/13/2010)
  • Who do medical records belong to - the patient or the provider?
  • Creating a Portfolio  (4/6/2010)
  • Create a portfolio to show clients your capabilities.
  • Medical Symbols  (3/30/2010)
  • Here's a way to type some common medical symbols.
  • Updating Reports  (3/23/2010)
  • Here's a quick way to alert your clients to updates on your written reports.
  • Fee Schedule  (3/9/2010)
  • Set your fees realistically. Learn 3 ways to set a fee schedule.
  • Format Documents  (3/2/2010)
  • Ensuring that your clients can view your documents properly.
  • Deciphering Bad Handwriting  (2/23/2010)
  • Tips for deciphering illegible handwriting.
  • Backing Up Your Work  (2/16/2010)
  • Your biggest timesaver - backups.
  • Litigation Crossword  (3/23/2010)
  • Complete this litigation crossword puzzle and view LNC marketing ideas for the litigation process.
  • Treater List  (1/22/2010)
  • Providing a FREE service to your clients, treater lists, and a way to find any computer file instantly.
  • Holiday Marketing  (12/21/2009)
  • Holiday marketing, basic internet research and fixing unexpected errors.
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