Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Legal Expert

What is a CNM, LNC?

A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is a Legal and medical Expert; a seasoned advanced practice provider (APRN) offering proven clinical knowledge and application for the current evidence based standards of care. The CNM, LNC has excellent interpersonal communication, and technical abilities. Our Expert CNM, LNC's are hold a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) and are experienced Legal Nurse Consultants (LNC), which is exactly what many Obstetrical medical malpractice cases require for proper analysis of case merit, legal scope adherence, application of evidence based standards, and interpretation of the medical records to assist with building or defending a case.

As board certified nurse midwives (CNM), our legal experts are quality-focused and an efficiency-driven leaders, knowledgable about electronic medical record (EMR) charting, medication ordering, prescribing, administration, medical record review, interpretation, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration, co-management, referral, transfer of care, or supervision based on the pertinent state laws.

CNM, LNC's are in a unique position to analyze perinatal maternal and neonatal injury related to medical malpractice cases even when no midwife was involved. Certified Nurse Midwives have a proven track record for providing superior, wholistic care resulting in better outcomes for maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.

Clinical Expertise

Our experts share a combined decades of perinatal and obstetrical experience within the CNM scope. Including perinatal education, prenatal care, labor, delivery, ​electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) interpretation, ​postpartum Gynecology and primary care throughout the lifespan of women. Additionally CNM's are well versed in managing family planning and birth control standards of care.

Review and audit of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), billing, and coding.

Expert CNM's Licenses

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Registered Nurse (RN), Surgical First Assistant for cesarean births, First and Third trimester Ultrasound, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP)

LNC Experience and Services Offered

Performance of case review, medical record review, chronology creation and analysis, identify breach in standard of care and/or scope creep, trial preparation, depositions, expert witness testimony, expert review and interpretation of medical records, reports, and skilled at reading electronic fetal monitor strips. EMH/EHR billing and coding evaluation.

Analysis of Institutionalized Scope Creep (TM pending) to determine how corporately endorsed strategic system design, function, and culture may result in the cascade of subsequent malpractice.

Clinical practice experience as Certified Nurse Midwives in multiple states, performing full scope duties from pre-conceptual through prenatal, gyn care, through deliveries, immediate neonatal care (transition to life outside the womb and neonatal resuscitation), out of hospital birth, home birth, birth center prenatal and delivery care, and management of postpartum health.

Expert CNM, LNC's Education and Backgrounds

LNC and CNM continued medical education, on going

Group Prenatal Care Facilitation

Conferences for management of High Risk Obstetrics and Gynecology

Master's Degree in Nurse Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) with Dual certifications CNM, WHNP

Mirena IUD insertion, removal with Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Nexplanon insertion, removal with Merck Pharmaceuticals

Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

Professional Association Memberships to Stay Up to Date

American College of Certified Nurse Midwives (ACNM)

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)

Honors, Awards, & Publications of our Expert CNM's

Publication in the University Medical School Library of Graduate Research

Graduation with Honors, BSN Cum Laude

Several Academic Scholarship Awards

Awards to The Dean’s List Academic Academic Honor