Hafernick Legal-Nurse Consulting

                                                    2323 Acacia St.

                                                        League City, TX   77573


                                                                    281.338.0933  fax


Home News Contents Services FAQ's



Table of Contents

  1. What is a Legal-Nurse Consultant?
  2. What does a Legal-Nurse Consultant do?
  3. What types of cases can you consult?
  4. What makes you qualified to help me with my cases?
  5. Why should I use a registered nurse instead of a physician?


If you cannot find the answer to your question, please feel free to call or e-mail

Hafernick Legal-Nurse Consulting.


What is a Legal-Nurse Consultant?

LNCs are nurses with broad medical knowledge and experience.

LNCs can provide an insider's perspective on practices and procedures of the healthcare industry, as well as an in-depth understanding of the medical facts and patient care issues.

An LNC's work is time-saving and cost-effective in the litigation process, and can provide the critical advantage you need to win your case.

Back to Top

What does a Legal-Nurse Consultant do?

Review cases to determine merit, before a lawsuit is brought.

Review cases that are already filed, for either plaintiff or defense, to provide useful chronologies of the records and authoritative text references to support the medical issues involved.

Organize and analyze medical records and determine missing medical records.

Identify standards of care that relate to the case at hand and help in identifying causation and damages in medical malpractice cases or in product liability issues.

Review medical files and provide informed support in workers' compensation and personal injury issues.

Back to Top

What types of cases can you consult?

Any medically-related case, including:

medical malpractice

toxic tort

personal injury

products liability

social security disability

workers' compensation

Back to Top

What makes you qualified to help me with my cases?

Deborah Hafernick has been a registered nurse for over ten years, with experience including:

critiquing medical records

writing programs for continuing education

quality assurance and performance improvement

developing and revising policy and procedures

nurse and patient education

special focus on emergency department, critical care, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology lab

certified in legal nurse consulting, basic and advanced life support, critical and emergency care

Back to Top

Why should I use a registered nurse instead of a physician?

Registered nurses are:

detail oriented

more experienced in interpreting the medical record

well versed in the nuances of the health care field

significantly more economical than physicians

able to locate an expert witness when the need arises

Back to Top


The best time to call a consultant BEFORE you really need one. Hafernick Legal-Nurse Consulting is on-call for you anytime from intake to trial.

Don't forget about our extensive Expert Database!

Contact the Webmaster for questions or problems concerning this site.