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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Legal Nurse Consultant with 15+ years reviewing medical-legal cases for merit.

Utilize my skill and experience to evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions on the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes. Serve as collaborator and strategist, offering support in medically-related litigation and other medical-legal matters.

  • Proficient in reviewing cases for mass tort and multi-district litigation.
  • Twelve years experience as a Legal Nurse Consultant in a top Chicago law firm that specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, premises negligence and transportation liability.
  • Thirteen years of clinical and leadership nursing experience in the hospital setting with an emphasis on orthopaedic care, trauma, general surgery, spine surgery, intensive care and acute care; experience as a staff nurse, charge nurse and outpatient practitioner.
  • Comprehensive background in standards of care, policies, procedures and total quality improvement.
  • Sound writing, research and communications skills.
  • Professional, motivated and self-directed.
Licenses

Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois, License number [041-218510]

Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota, License number [R-192013-4]

Skill Highlights

WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Excel, Lexis, Westlaw,

PowerPoint, Lotus, Client Profiles, Sales Force, WiseFiles, and many other computer programs.

Professional Experience
2010 to 02/2016
LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT Humana Inc. Maumee, OH,
  • Reviews and summarizes medical and related records into attorney work product for mass tort, MDL and product liability litigation.
  • Performs efficient and accurate medical case review.
  • Assists in identifying severity of a case.
  • Updates database to ensure quality review.
  • Creates customized work product with use of hyperlinking for simultaneous viewing of the records for the client.
01/2010 to 03/2010
LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR Main Line Health, Inc. Malvern, PA,
  • Reviewed defense cases for multi-district litigation.
  • Cases reviewed involved dietary supplements.
  • Completed medical chronologies, case snapshots and review of medical literature within budgeted time-frame.
03/2009 to 12/2009
TELEPHONIC NURSE CASE MANAGER Encore Unlimited, LLC City, STATE,
  • Performed initial evaluation assessment via telephone calls to clients, employers and physicians.
  • Evaluated need for alternative treatment.
  • Negotiated level of care, intensity and disability duration with providers.
  • Negotiated and coordinated prompt return to work with employer.
  • Provided case direction and supervision to field case specialists when on-site intervention was required; ensured quality and appropriate service delivery.
  • Performed field case management through on-site visits with injured workers and treating providers as required.
  • Provided support, guidance, leadership and motivation to promote maximum performance.
  • Served as a member of the Chronic Pain Management Task Force.
01/1997 to 12/2008
LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT Clifford Law Offices City, STATE,
  • Created and implemented the role of Legal Nurse Consultant at Clifford Law Offices.
  • Screened medical malpractice cases for merit.
  • Analyzed issues pertinent to damages and liability.
  • Identified legal issues, potential defendants and appropriate standards of care.
  • Researched relevant medical literature.
  • Defined applicable standards of care and pinpoint deviations from these standards.
  • Compiled narrative summaries and analysis of medical events.
  • Constructed time line chronologies.
  • Assisted attorneys in preparing depositions.
  • Reviewed, analyzed, summarized and evaluated depositions and interrogatories.
  • Assisted in case planning and organized medical records.
  • Interviewed clients and expert witnesses.
  • Located qualified expert witnesses.
  • Educated clients regarding medical/legal issues.
  • Developed compendiums.
05/1989 to 1997
ORTHOPAEDIC NURSE CLINICIAN Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation City, STATE,
  • Managed and organized a high-volume outpatient practice.
  • Independently functioned as a liaison between Dr.
  • Michael Schafer and his patients.
  • Identified and collected data for academic studies.
  • Coordinated care for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs organizations.
  • Developed and implemented an orientation program for nurse clinicians.
05/1983 to 05/1989
STAFF NURSE Northwestern Memorial Hospital City, STATE,
  • June 1983 to January 1987 - Orthopaedic/Trauma Unit.
  • January 1987 to May 1989 - Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Education and Training
Expected in 1998
MASTERS OF SCIENCE: Health Law and Public Policy
DePaul University - Chicago, IL
GPA: Graduated with high honors

Graduated with high honors

Expected in 1983
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Nursing and Psychology
Elmhurst College - Elmhurst, IL
GPA:
Additional Information
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

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School Attended

  • DePaul University
  • Elmhurst College

Job Titles Held:

  • LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT
  • LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
  • TELEPHONIC NURSE CASE MANAGER
  • LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT
  • ORTHOPAEDIC NURSE CLINICIAN
  • STAFF NURSE

Degrees

  • MASTERS OF SCIENCE
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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