A Unique Specialty of Nursing

Legal Nurse Consultant

One who can translate complex issues into clear sample terms understandable by other Lawyers, Juries and Judges


Our practice Promise

To deliver high quality, low maintenance, cost effective legal nurse consultant services

Areas of Practice

  • Medical & Nursing Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Any case where health, illness, or injury is an issue 
  • Wrongful death
  •  Medical case management
  • Catastrophic case management
  • Worker's compensation case management
  • Toxic torts
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Worker's compensation 


  • Assist with obtaining medical records
  • Identify, interpret and review medical records for merit
  • Identify missing records
  • Review hospital policies and procedures
  • Define adherence to and deviations from the applicable Standards of Care
  • Consult with health care providers
  • Develop brief or comprehensive written reports
  • Conduct medical and nursing literature searches
  • Analyze and compare expert witness reports
  • Attend depositions, trials, review panels, arbitration, and mediation hearings
  • Interview plaintiff and defense clients, witnesses and experts
  • Identify factors that caused or contributed to the alleged damages/injuries
  • Identify and locate expert witnesses
  • Assist in exhibit preparations
  • Prepare a chronology of events or timeline for the case
  • Give expert witness testimony

Areas of Expertise
•Nursing Standards of Care for Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Health Agencies
•Pediatric and PICU Nursing
•Quality and Risk Management
•Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention

•Case Management
•Traumatic Brain Injury and Sepsis
•Patient  Assault
•Medication Safety
•Intravenous Extravasation
•Hospital Policy and Procedure and Hospital Administration
•State, Federal, Joint Commission Regulatory Compliance 

When Experience Matters

Ms. Nichols is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and an expert witness. Ms. Nichols provides forensic litigation consulting and expert witness services for both plaintiff and defense matters, in the following areas:

  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Clinical Bedside Nursing
  • Hospital and Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Standards of Care
  • Hospital Staffing
  • Hospital Accreditation and Regulatory Requirements
  • Hospital Policy and Procedure
  • Electronic Healthcare
  • Medication Safety
  • Workers Compensation
  • Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • Medical Device Safety