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Legal Nurse Consultant

A Legal Nurse Consultant works as a medical expert in legal cases, helping lawyers understand medical technology and healthcare related topics.
Required education
Average annual salary
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Lead, guide and support other nurses so they can provide the best care.
Treat patients in their homes, during travel, or other non-hospital environments.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
As a consultant to law firms, companies and hospitals, you’ll enjoy a flexible schedule and varied work environments.
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What you’ll do


You’ll research medical records to prepare for court appearances.


You’ll serve as a medical expert in legal cases involving workers compensation, malpractice, fraud, abuse, and other legal matters.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
Join an Organization
Become a member of a Legal Nurse Consultant organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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