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Tips NewsletterFebruary 1,  2011
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In this issue of the newsletter, you'll learn how to create and use timelines.


Two new free sample reports!


As a new legal nurse consultant, your attorney may ask you to prepare a timeline. The first thing that you should do is clarify what your client means by a timeline report. Some attorneys use the words timeline and medical chronology interchangeably. That's because both types of report identify events in date order.

For our purposes, a timeline is a type of report that identifies only key events related to the allegations over a defined period of time. A medical chronology might include notations about all medical care that the plaintiff received whereas a timeline focuses on a few facts over a specified time period. Timelines are often used as trial exhibits to show jurors key elements of the case. Read more.

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