Medical Malpractice Areas

Our company offers a team of qualified legal nurse medical legal consultants (NP-MLC) to assist law firms in a variety of cases. Our NP-MLCs are registered nurses with additional training in legal matters and medical record analysis. They can provide expertise in assessing medical records, identifying deviations in standards of care, and identifying potential damages.

Our NP-MLCs can also assist in preparing questions for depositions, help in locating expert witnesses, and provide support during trials. We understand the importance of timely and accurate information, and our team is committed to providing high-quality services to our clients. With our experienced and knowledgeable NP-MLCs, law firms can better serve their clients and achieve successful outcomes in their cases.


Familiarity, accuracy and diligence are essential in exploring the issues surrounding potential medical malpractice in the pediatric patient. Missed diagnoses could have lasting damages—which is why careful consideration must be taken when deciding how to go about investigating the situation.


When it comes to complex medical malpractice cases, attorneys must be aware of a range of potential issues that could lead to liability. By having nurse practitioner medical legal consultant (NP-MLC) who specializes in orthopedics, you can navigate nuanced cases with confidence.

Surgery/Peri-Operative Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases in the surgical and perioperative setting are exceptionally complex situations, requiring a keen eye and specialized knowledge. That’s why it’s so important to have an affordable but experienced medical professional review the medical records associated with such cases.

Malpractice and Negligent Care of the Neonate and Pre-Term Infant Premature

The medical care of neonates and preterm infants is a complicated and highly specialized practice. Caring for humans that are 1-3 lbs is not simply like caring for an adult, but smaller. Knowing the standards of care for preterm neonates is not something an average nurse will know. That is why it is crucial to have an NP-MLC on your team.

Birth Injuries and Maternal Mortality

It’s a well-known fact in the healthcare industry that for providers in obstetrics, liability insurance is steep. This is because birth injuries are so preventable and so devastating. When the events in a delivery room go horribly wrong. That is why it is imperative to have a trusted NP-MLC who is familiar with cases like these.

Women’s Health

Medical malpractice cases in women’s health can be among some of the most serious claims. Unfortunately, there are too many scenarios of substandard care that can result in devastating outcomes. Having an NP-MLC who has experience in this area can be a great asset to building and winning your case.

Emergency Services, Pre-hospital, and Emergency Transport

Medical malpractice cases in the emergency department, pre-hospital emergency transport, and first responder settings can be complex and difficult to navigate. With the higher acuity of patients and demanding environment of interprofessional care, these cases are often the most critical and require experienced representation.

Inpatient Hospital Malpractice

Poor outcomes occur in hospital settings sometimes. But sometimes, poor outcomes are fully preventable when they are caused by the negligence or improper actions of the hospital staff or providers. With the input of a nurse practitioner consulting expert, you and your client can rest assured that the best medical experts are on your team.

Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect

Having the right consulting expert to review medical records is crucial when making a case for medical malpractice in a nursing home or assisted living setting. An informed professional can identify when a deviation from the standard of care took place and help create an evidence-based causation narrative.

Intensive Care Medical Malpractice

In situations where poor outcomes occur in an intensive care setting, it’s essential to consider if they are due to negligence of the ICU staff or intensivists, and therefore might have been prevented. To ensure justice is served, trial attorneys taking on such a case should connect with Nurse Practitioner consultants that are well-versed in relevant standards of care in the ICU.


Pulmonologists have a duty to provide safe and effective care in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with pulmonary disorders. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can occur when they fail to meet standards of reasonable medical care. Having an experienced nurse practitioner who specializes in this area is crucial as many RN’s do not have this experience.


When a medical malpractice case revolves around anesthesia, it is essential to have a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) review the medical records. A CRNA has the expertise and experience to identify any errors or omissions made in the administration of anesthesia that could result in significant harm to the patient.

Primary Care

Many patients suffer from missed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis of serious medical conditions when prompt diagnosis would have resulted in a better outcome. By having an experienced NP-MLC at your aid to help review the facts of your primary care case, you can be confident that you are receiving world-class value and experience.

Personal Injury

At Discovery NP Legal Consultants, one of the most common questions we get asked is if our Nurse Practitioners review cases involving personal injury caused by negligence outside the healthcare setting. The answer is a resounding “Yes! We do!” With an NP-MLC, you can be confident that you are receiving the knowledge and experience of an NP who can help win your case.

Urgent Care

Ironically, since urgent care is considered lower acuity than the emergency room, it is rare to encounter a registered nurse legal nurse consultant (LNC) familiar with the ins and outs of the capabilities and limitations of an urgent care. With an NP-MLC, you can be confident that you are receiving the medical experience and support that you need to help win your case.

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