Merit Review

Merit review explanation process

Merit Review Explanation Process Example Merit Review Document - Legal Nurse Consulting Services

Client phone or in-person interviews for merit screening of medical malpractice claims

  • Obtain client’s medical history
  • Document client’s story identifying healthcare facilities, providers, and timeframe of claim with dates
  • Determine merits of claim based on medical literature and provide objective opinion
  • Discussion with attorney whether or not to pursue and investigate the claim further
  • Recommend medical records to request if investigating the claim further

Medical record review of medical malpractice claims for merit:

  • Brief discussion with attorney about the case/claim
  • Medical record reviews with timeline of events
  • Thorough liability analysis with a verbal or written summary based on medical literature research
  • Identifying and suggesting defendants