Katherine Castaneda,

RN, BSN, LNC

LNC

Legal Nurse Consultant

Katherine Castaneda is the founder and owner of ikan Legal Solutions, LLC. Katherine is a professional Registered Nurse who graduated from the Accelerated Program for Nursing from the University of Miami.

  • Identify applicable standards of care, deviations by health care professionals from legitimate clinical practice
     

  • Screen medically-related cases for merit 
     

  • Perform a thorough review of and analysis of medical records
     

  • Develop written reports and chronologies to emphasize important medical events.
     

  • Pinpoint if there are any missing records and/or any missing parts of a medical record ordocumentation
     

  • Save you time and money by screening cases before you pay expensive medical experts.
     

  • Educate the legal team on medically related issues in legal cases
     

  • Located and provide potential candidates to act as expert witnesses on nurse/ medical matters
     

  • Assist in the deposition step by preparing questions for trial examinations

 

OUR VISION

    ikan Legal Solutions was created with one vision in mind: To provide you with services that are influenced by positive thoughts that will produce fresh results revolved around the client’s pace and interests. At ikan Legal Solutions, we want to be sure that we leave no page unfinished….no case unsettled…no question mark in the air and at the end of the day leave us with this remark:

I thought, I did, iKAN!!

 

WHAT IS LNC?

  • A Legal nurse consultant (LNC) is a licensed registered nurse who provides an invaluable consultation and expertise to attorneys about medical issues.
     

  • A LNC applies the nursing process and the strong roots gained through clinical nursing practice to evaluate relevant, complex information in legal cases.
     

  • The LNC is a medical expert who via a strong educational and experiential background is qualified to determine adherence to standards and guidelines of practice as applied to nursing practice.
     

  • LNCs will conduct a critical analysis of clinically related topics in a variety of health care related matters, making them a POWERFUL asset to the legal arena.

Why hire the Services of a LNC?

  • Legal nurse consultants have extensive medical knowledge due to their deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical treatment and disease processes.
     

  • LNCs have vast clinical experience, which includes the interpretation of medical records and medical literature. On the same page, they are very efficient as they can review, organize, and interpret all the facts in the medical records, saving you time and money.
     

  • Legal nurse consultants possess a network of medical and professional resources and contacts.
     

  • Legal nurse consultants can also educate the legal team on new medical topics,  or procedures, as well as address their concerns.
     

  • Legal nurse consultants can help find useful expert witnesses to represent standards of professional practice

 

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