Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting
Susan Carleo, RN, CAPA, LNCC
Syracuse, New York
Because you can count on us to give you an objective opinion based on the medical facts. If your case lacks merit, we will tell you why. We’ll point out the strengths of a meritorious case and help plan your strategy. Since medical records form the basis of claims Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting provides you with an analysis crucial to developing a winning case.
When you have a question about a case, call. When you get a new case, call. When you feel like you are struggling with a medical issue, call. When you are looking at a pile of medical records and don’t have the time to go through them, call. When you need a well-qualified expert, call. When you are getting ready for a difficult deposition of an expert, call. When you are preparing for trial, call.
Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting can provide support for attorneys in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Nursing Home, Product Liability and Workers Compensation cases with:
Strategic medical record analysis:
You know what you need to prove in court. We can pinpoint:
Yes. We understand many attorneys prefer having experts in close geographical proximity. We will find the best expert for the case based on your preference.
Never. We provide services only to attorneys. Our legal nurse consulting code of ethics does not permit us to work with people who have not retained an attorney. We do refer people to attorneys for consultations.
Often. That’s what they are there for. At any time there is movement in your case, such as conducting discovery, taking depositions, drafting documents or preparing trial exhibits. When it is time to assess economic or non-economic damages, your consultant can be a valuable resource.
Yes. You often need to explain complex medical conditions, timelines, and charts to a jury. We create trial graphics to help you tell your story. PowerPoint presentations, charts, and other visuals support you in making your case to a jury. We use Lexis/Nexis TimeMap timeline visuals to simplify multiple case facts making them clear and understandable.
Before you file a suit, Carleo Legal Nurse Consulting can provide a deeper understanding of the medical issues, their impact on your client, advise you on liability causation and damages, and where the case pitfalls may lie. Don’t get blindsided by unforeseen issues after you file.
Yes. While we prefer 4-6 weeks to give your case the due diligence it deserves, we understand urgency may be needed in some cases. We can meet all deadlines. We only charge a rush fee when we have to.
Board certification is available to legal nurse consultants through the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC®) program. Similar to clinical nursing certification, LNCC® certification demonstrates that the RN has met experience and education requirements and has passed the certification examination.
The LNCC® program is accredited by and meets the rigorous standards of the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), an accrediting body for specialty nursing certification programs.
Legal nurse consultants who have achieved the LNCC® credential have demonstrated knowledge, experience, and commitment to this nursing specialty.
The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional enhancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field. Founded in 1989, AALNC serves as a resource to its members and provides a forum for education and the exchange of information. The AALNC Code of Ethics and Conduct provides guidelines for professional performance and practice that affirm the values and practices of the American Nurses Association.
LexisNexis CaseMap is software to store and retrieve evidence and sources of evidence in litigation. It includes spreadsheets for facts, issues, documents, physical evidence, depositions, pleadings, persons, organizations, places, and other types of data. CaseMap sorts the facts by date providing a chronology of the medical facts.
LexisNexis TimeMap simplifies multiple case facts into clear, understandable timeline visuals that allow all parties to quickly grasp vital facts. It creates timelines for depositions as well as courtroom exhibits and graphics. TimeMap impresses opponents, judges, and juries as you present a myriad of complex case facts in a polished, professional manner.