This site is a compilation of tips, tools, and timesavers created by Katy Jones, legal nurse consultant, for new LNCs. Katy has analyzed medical malpractice, personal injury, and nursing home cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. In addition, she has been a supervising LNC who trained legal nurses in medical record analysis, report writing, internet research, trial preparation, and use of software such as CaseMap, PowerPoint, and other applications. She has taught in the legal nurse consulting program at Florida Risk Management and the Legal Studies Institute at Florida International University. She is currently a full time LNC in a Defense firm that specializes in complex physician medical malpractice cases.
Katy has a BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and an MSN from Texas Woman's University. Katy's clinical
background includes medical-surgical, telemetry, and critical
care. She had taught Nursing to baccalaureate students as
an assistant professor and nursing standards and nursing
management to RNs pursuing their BSN as a practitioner
faculty. She has held mid-level management and chief nurse
executive positions in major healthcare systems.
Katy first started working with attorneys more than 35 years ago when she functioned as a liaison between staff nurses and attorneys for deposition and trial preparation. She formalized those experiences by starting an independent consulting practice and later took a position as an in-house legal nurse consultant. As a former supervisor of LNCs, Katy has reviewed countless resumes, conducted numerous interviews, worked with hundreds of experts, and trained new LNCs to become top performers.
Katy is a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) and is a Past President of its former South Florida chapter. She is the co-author of AALNC's online course module, Researching Medical Literature & Other Information and is the author of an article about electronic documentation in the Summer 2015 issue of the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting. She was a reviewer for the third edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice. She was a presenter at the 2012 Southeastern AALNC conference. Katy also contributed a chapter to the book, Path to Legal Nurse Consulting: The Collective Wisdom of Successful Legal Nurse Consultants.