Cindy Banes-Burkholder  

ASK A LEGAL NURSE

Experience as an Ambulatory Utilization Review nurse for Metropolitan Life Ins Co., for both traditional indemnity and managed care markets, possessing keen insight into the liability culture.

Publications include: Med-Law Desk Reference:Your Guide to Standards of Care, 2 chapters in Nursing Malpractice-2nd ed textbook – Working with Expert witnesses& Jury Trial focus groups; as well as many additional editorials.

Editor of Core Curriculum for the Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc., presented on Critical Pathways, Telephone Triage & Jury Trial Focus Groups for Vickie Milazzo’s annual NACLNC conferences. 

She is the charter and founding President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – St. Louis Chapter in 1992, and recently held a National board position as Director at Large with AALNC from 1997 to 2000. She has developed “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Study and the Independent LNC’s Role” for the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, released 2002.

Clinical practice areas include Emergency Room, trauma, cardiac, medical and neuro ICU settings.  

Because of the demand for mentoring and LNC internships across the country, she has created a record review and marketing strategies program customized to the career needs of LNC’s in today’s medical-legal market.

Ms. Banes has participated in the development and implementation of the only Legal Nurse Consulting certificate program in the Missouri, which began in 2003 through the St. Louis Community College system. She holds the position of adjunct faculty in this program.

 

Initial case review—screening cases for merit. We will evaluate your medical case for legal merit, including the four main principles: breach of duty, breach of standard of care, proximate cause of damage, and damages. If necessary, we consult with experts for opinions. 

Medical record chronology. We support your medical case by reviewing medical records quickly and efficiently. We provide a typed indexed medical records chronology with indexed medical records so that you can quickly locate a document or relevant portion of a record. We identify what is missing or may be unrelated. We are cost effective, and offer a quick turnaround time.

Medical bills chronology. We will compile medical billing into a comprehensive document ready for study by your legal team. We identify what is missing or may be unrelated.

Medical case analysis. Following development of the chronologies, we provide a medical case analysis.

Please contact us today to start a conversation about how we can help you win your case.