About Us
 
Paula I Westberry, PhD, MSN, RN, ASLNC-Certified, CNAA-BC, CDONA 
A founding member of ASLNC and Registered Nurse for the past 34 years; her accomplishments include serving on the Boards of the National Director of Nurses Administration/Long Term Care, Florida Nurse Association QUIN Council and as Vice President of the Florida Nurse Foundation.
Currently Dr. Westberry serves on the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Content Expert Panel for Nurse Administration reviewing the national certification exam. Dr. Westberry is Co-owner/Administrator of Total Home Health, Inc in Sebring Fl., A Medicare/Medicaid certified home health agency.  In addition, Dr. Westberry volunteers her time for community service activities throughout the Central Florida area. Mrs. Westberry can be reached at admin@aslnclegal.org


Karen Luttrell, BSN, RN, ASLNC-Certified  President 
 
Ms. K. Luttrell has been a R.N. for over 30 years and ASLNC-Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Obtain BSN, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, where she received her initial Legal Nurse Consulting training. 

Ms. K. Luttrell's strong varied clinical nursing experience, assisted an radiology center with marketing, and currently Clinical  Educator, Ms. K. Lutrell is a trained ASLNC-Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Her business provides full attorney support services in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Nursing Home and Product Liability cases. Ms. K. Luttrell can be reached  admin@aslnclegal.org

Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant

A Legal Nurse Consultant is an exciting opportunity to apply your nursing expertise and provide a variety of services to law firms. Including but not limited to, locating an expert witness who can support the case with an authoritative testimony, reviewing and analyzing medical records for deviation from the medical and nursing standards of care, summarizing medical records and preparing brief opinion reports.

More services include, preparing in depth medical and nursing literature searches that provide the theoretical foundation for a case development, suggesting policies and procedures that should be obtained from the opposition, identifying defendants, and developing questions for deposition for the opposing expert witness.

In addition, attending the depositions of these individuals to detect the nuances that can not be captured on the transcript, obtaining information about the opposing expert's reputation and publications, helping the attorney develop a theme for the case, obtaining medical literature to support & impeach key case issues, assisting with the preparation of demonstrative evidence, and identifying additional documents vital to case preparation.


Code of Ethics

The American Society of Legal Nurse Consultants was founded with the intentions of delivering the highest quality of education and supportive services to all its members. In the process of providing support, we seek to maintain the highest possible level of public confidence.

With this in mind, the Advisory Board has adopted this Code of Ethics to govern the conduct of its members. The standards set forth in this code serve as a statement to the public, and to governmental agencies, that the American Society of Legal Nurse Consultants and its members stand for integrity and strive to maintain the highest ethical standards.

This code defines the standards of behavior which promote ethical conduct in the following areas:
  • The legal nurse consultant will develop and disseminate information about and advocate for public policy to assure that ethics and human rights are addressed in health care.

  • The legal nurse consultant will place the well being of the client above individual needs. In this regard, the members will collaborate to assure comprehensive services to clients and will honestly and conscientiously cooperate to assure the client's best interest.

  • The American Society of Legal Nurse Consultants will conduct business in accordance with fair business practices and acceptable industry, professional, regulatory standards and guidelines.

  • Members will abide by and promote the American Society of Legal Nurse Consultant's mission and vision in a positive and ethical manner.

 
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