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Larry Cohen

LNP 78 – Lean Six Sigma: Is There Hope for Improving Health Care? – Ian Laurence (Larry) Cohen MD

Dr. Larry Cohen is an intensivist I’ve known for several years. He’s mastered Lean Six Sigma. Larry has been an expert witness and has screened some medical malpractice cases. He draws on his experience as an intensivist working in a comprehensive cancer center in Buffalo, NY. Larry is also a tenured associate professor at the […]

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LNP 75 – Screening Medical Malpractice Cases for Merit – Pat Iyer

Whether an LNC works in a law firm or is self-employed, requests for screening medical malpractice cases are common. ​In this edition of Iyer’s Insights​, Pat Iyer shares tips for screening two common types of cases: falls and medication errors. Falls are common in healthcare settings. You can perform an invaluable service by screening a […]

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melissa chroma

LNP 74 – The Role of the Law Firm Legal Nurse Consultant – Melissa Choma

Melissa Choma is a law firm legal nurse consultant with the title of Legal Nurse Analyst for the defense law firm Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. She works in the medical malpractice department. Throughout Melissa’s career she has worked in community hospitals as well as university hospitals, critical care units and telemetry units and […]

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LNP 73 Body Language: The Body Never Lies Pat Iyer

Body language is an essential component of negotiations. Attorneys are usually very good negotiators, and employ their skills when working with legal nurse consultants. This podcast shares some tips about body language during negotiations. I’ve learned a lot about this topic from being a ghostwriter for a book on body language, called Body Language Secrets […]

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Carol Little

LNP 72 – The Secret of Being an Effective Speaker – Carol Little

Carol Little helps others become an effective speaker. She has 15 plus years of experience training leaders in diverse industries, including the computer industry, finance, corporate real estate, automotive, electronics, healthcare industries and the funeral industry. She excels at helping her clients to move forward beyond the roadblocks that prevent them from achieving their full […]

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LNP 71 Is There a Reptile in the Courtroom? Pat Iyer

Have you heard of the reptile approach to arguing cases? Do you know there is a reptile in the courtroom? Legal nurse consultants need to know about this common approach to cases. In this issue of Iyer’s Insights I explore the reptile approach to litigation. ​ Developed by plaintiff attorney Don Keenan and jury consultant David […]

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Linda Husted

LNP 68 – Developing a Life Care Planning Business – Linda Husted

Linda Husted shares tips about developing a life care planning business. She worked for Pat’s legal nurse consulting business for several years before Pat sold the company. Linda has a Masters of Public Health Degree. She’s been practicing as a registered nurse for 51 years. She has 18 years of hospital experience in neuro intensive […]

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Donna Cardello

LNP 64 How to Tackle Tough Challenges – Donna Cardillo

Donna Cardillo is known as the “Inspiration Nurse” and is an expert blogger at She travels the world and does a lot of speaking as a certified speaking professional. She is one of the few nurses in the National Speakers Association who has that designation and only 10% of all speakers have earned that […]

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LNP 53 – Communication Problems and Patient Injury

According to The Joint Commission, communication problems and patient injury go hand in hand. Legal nurse consultants, risk managers, attorneys and healthcare administrators are all aware of the risks to patient safety from communication errors. In today’s multicultural society, sources of misunderstanding and communication problems can result in multiple opportunities for errors resulting in harm […]

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regina clark

LNP 52 – From the Stretcher: A Patient’s Perspective of Health Care – Regina Clark

Regina Clark is a nationally sought after speaker on a national and international basis. She founded a company called “Creative Performance Solutions”, which is a leadership development consulting firm. For the past 25 years Regina has been helping leaders and teams improve their performance, not only in health care but also in broader industries such […]

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