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 on the abdominal transplant floor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD.

Melissa also has experience as a post-op kidney transplant coordinator for several years. She became a transplant case manager for a large insurance company before transitioning to her current position. She absolutely loves being a legal nurse consultant where she gets to use her experience as a nurse and yet still learn something new every day.

Listen in as Pat Iyer and Melissa Choma chat about these points:

  • What was the bridge that took Melissa into this new world as a law firm legal nurse consultant from the insurance business?
  • What aspects of working for the insurance company carried over into Melissa’s defense position?
  • How Melissa got the position even when she did not exactly meet the criteria as a law firm legal nurse consultant
  • How Melissa learned her job
  • How she juggles the case load when she has more than one attorney asking her to work on a case
  • The most interesting case that Melissa ever worked on
  • What are the factors that make a case defensible
  • How electronic medical records affect your ability to do your job

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Your Presenter:

Melissa Choma is an in-house Legal Nurse Analyst for the law firm Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. This is a defense firm, and she is in the medical malpractice department. Melissa has worked in the position for almost 3 years. She has been a Registered Nurse for 27 years.

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