It is useful to have a detailed medical record chronology as you prepare for deposition, interface with experts, or plan your client’s settlement brochure. This comprehensive timeline of relevant events is presented so you can easily see when events occurred or when care was given.
Many attorneys find it beneficial for a legal nurse consultant to add commentary to the chronology. Such commentary might include teaching elements to clarify medical or procedural information, draw comparisons to a previously reviewed record or document, or color highlight text to draw your attention to pertinent findings.
Your chronology ALSO includes:
- Synopsis - so the busy attorney can easily recall the essence of the case
- List of Records Reviewed
- List of Medical and Surgical History
- Social History
- Definition of Terms