Nurses deal with the care and management of patients in hospital, in nursing homes and in the community. They work alongside doctors and deal with wound dressings, wound care, leg ulcers, infections, medication, injections and general procedures on the hospital wards.
Finding the right nurse expert witness for your case is often a time consuming task. You may need to research and contact several experts, then follow them up and make arrangements for them to attend court. We know your time is valuable and you are constantly under pressure, so let us lift the burden of arranging a nursing expert witness.
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We take care of the whole process of arranging nursing expert reports. Within 24 hours of your enquiry we will supply a fully itemised, LAA friendly quote and expert CV, and then we will brief the expert and monitor case progress for you, giving your billable time back to you.
Over the years we have arranged thousands of expert reports in a timely and cost-effective manner, helping make solicitors’ lives that little bit easier. We arrange expert reports wherever you need them, whenever you need them, even if your timescale is tight. All of our experts really are the best in their field, and can provide proof of their qualifications and expertise.
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Many consider nurses as the backbone of the health services here in the UK. An expert of nursing is expected to have a flexible, fast-thinking, and care-taking role. Each nursing expert witness signed with Foresight will have vast experience at a variety of nursing facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, GP surgeries, and in the community. Within any nursing role, a nursing expert witness will have been responsible for the care and management of patients alongside other medical professional such as doctors. During their clinical practice, a nursing expert witness will have dealt with wound dressings, wound care, leg ulcers, infections, the delivery and management of medication, injections, as well as a number of other procedures.
Our nursing expert witnesses will all have a nursing qualification which, either during their initial training or later in their career, will be one of a number of specialisms within nursing. These specialisms include adult nursing, paediatric nursing, and disabilities nursing. Whilst many of their skills will be shared, some are specific to the nursing specialism. When a solicitor is looking to appoint a nursing expert witness, it is crucial that they choose the best-suited nursing expert witness for their case.
Unsurprisingly, since nurses deal directly with such broad areas of practice, and have such a ‘hands on’ role, solicitors often require the assistance of a nursing expert witness. Whilst most people using the UK healthcare services will have unproblematic outcomes, a nursing expert witness is there for those instances where that cannot be said. When things go wrong, and a patient is put at risk, suffers further, or even passes away, an investigation is often required to assess whether a mistake made by the healthcare staff lead to the incident, or indeed if the staff were negligent in their duty of care and caused or contribute to the patient’s condition.
The nursing expert witness acts as an independent investigator and adviser to the solicitor. In their role as a nursing expert witness, they will make in-depth assessments of the evidence and surrounding circumstances of the given case. In doing so the nursing expert witness can form their conclusions which will not only add weight to the solicitor’s case but may also help to inform the direction they take or area of focus. These conclusions and the methods taken to reach them will be written into an accessible and comprehensive nursing report. In addition, the nursing expert witness may give their independent expert opinion in court to assist the court in their understanding of the case.
The specifics of a solicitor’s case must be considered when deciding upon their nursing expert witness. For example, if the case involves an elderly individual living in a care home, a children’s nurse with extensive experience in A&E will not be as well-matched and may not be able to perform the invaluable evaluations that a nursing expert witness who work predominantly in care home nursing.