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Welcome to LBBlades & Associates

Every medical record is mired in thousands of tedious bits of information. As the medical insider on your litigation team, a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant delivers the cost-effective medical expertise to uncover the crucial facts from medical records that can be the difference between winning and losing your cases. 

Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know how to turn even the most involved case into coherent, interesting narrative that I'm able to easily follow and present persuasively to the jury. No one else could do what a CLNC consultant can do to save me time and money in preparing medical-related cases. Working with a CLNC consultant makes me a better lawyer and play a big role in my success.

-Andrew L. Todesco, JD

Diplomate, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

If your caseload includes:

  • Medical or nursing malpractice
  • General personal injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic tort or environmental cases
  • Criminal cases
  • Any other case involving medical or nursing issues, such as probate, medicare fraud or workers compensation

You need us on your litigation team!! 

Our Products and Services

Our company can:

  • Screen medical cases to eliminate the expense of non-meritorious lawsuits.
  • Analyze electronic medical records, hospital policies and procedures and interpret their relevance to your case. 
  • Identify and locate the best medical expert witnesses to strengthen the credibility of your case. 
  • Develop reports and chronologies to highlight the significant medical events and how they fit into the overall case analysis. 

Additional CLNC services that can boost your bottom line:

  • Identify adherences to and deviations from the applicable standards of care.
  • Assist with discovery by preparing interrogatories and requests for production.
  • Detect tampering within medical records.
  • Help assess injuries and identify causation issues and contributing factors.
  • Attend and report on independent medical examinations.
  • Prepare questions for deposition or trial examination (direct or cross).
  • Facilitate preparation of exhibits and other demonstrative evidence.
  • Research and apply the authoritative medical and nursing literature and standards of care.

What is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?

A CLNC consultant is a registered nurse who has successfully mastered the rigorous CLNC Certification Program developed by the company that pioneered the field of legal nurse consulting. The CLNC consultant has the expertise to quickly pinpoint and interpret medical and nursing issues in any case involving health, illness or injury. 

Why Do Attorneys Need Certified Legal Nurse Consultants?

While the attorney is the legal expert, the CLNC consultant is the expert on the healthcare system and its inner workings. Nowhere else will you find this level of cost-effective expertise for reviewing medical records and understanding the subtleties of the healthcare system. 

When Should You Call a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?

From the moment a potential case comes in, the CLNC consultant becomes an invaluable asset by identifying the medical issues, screening the case for merit and providing 30 CLNC services relevant to your case. 

Why Should You Consult with a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant if You're Already Using an MD?

The services of a CLNC consultant are far more cost effective than those of a physician. As the healthcare provider who is face to face with the patient every day, the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant can educate you about a wide range of medical issues. This knowledge saves you time and money when working with expensive medical experts. 

What our customers are saying

Dear Nurse Blades:

I am happy to share my experiences with you and offer an unqualified recommendation for your services. I have been using your services as a nurse consultant for more than a year and on a variety of cases. On complicated cases, your ability to summarize the relevant medical records and provide support for diagnoses related to the case has been very helpful. I have also called on you to review limited records and provide an opinion on the causal relationship between an incident and subsequent injury – an opinion that saved me valuable time and money by showing the problems with the case and keeping me from filing suit. Your services has saved me a great deal of time and effort pouring over extensive medical records and let’s me go forward with confidence that the records were reviewed with a trained medical eye.

I expect to continue to use your services in the future and would recommend that course to others.

John J McMaster - McMaster Law Offices LLC

Nurse Blades:

It is with great happiness that I may offer this letter of recommendation for your exceptional nursing consultant services.

I had the opportunity to utilize your services upon the recommendation of my fellow colleague with whom I have work alongside to litigate some of my tougher personal injury cases. Your keen ability to both expeditiously review volumes of dense medical records, and then draft a comprehensive summary of treatment history and diagnosis have enabled me to pinpoint both the strengths and weaknesses of a case, to better assess casual relation of injuries and to properly assess case value.

On a personal note, in an industry with a lot of "rough and tumble" personalities, you are unbelievably affable, which makes working with you a true pleasure. I look forward to working together on future cases requiring your expertise, as well as recommending your services to other members of my field. 

Jade V. Rezvani, Esqdire - REZVANI & MALES ASSOCIATES

To Whom It May Concern:

I have the pleasure of writing a letter of recommendation for Lori B. Blades, R.N. B.S., C.L.N.C. For over a year now, Lori has provided this firm with knowledgeable reviews of voluminous medical records as well as keen insight on medical malpractice cases and the medical aspects of personal injury cases. She has also conducted medical research and aided in the location and retention of medical experts. She is extremely responsive, concise, and able to explain complex issues and standard of care issues with ease. I have appreciated Lori's candor and honesty and find her very easy to work with. Lori Blades has proven to be an invaluable resource to my firm's practice and I recommend her services without hesitation.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of further assistance.

Rhonda T. Maloney - North Shore Law, LLC

LBBlades & Associates is a proud member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. 

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