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Katherine Smith RN BASc MSc(N) LNC
Legal Nurse Consultant

Expert Opinion on Nursing Practice

What an LNC Can Do for You

As a registered nurse with specialized training to consult on medical-related legal issues, I can assist families with concerns about the health care received by their senior members and assist lawyers in reading and understanding medical and health care issues to achieve a fair and just result for all concerned.

Families and Seniors

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Lawyers

More information for lawyers is available here.

What People Say

"I want to thank you again, so much for your time, for your assistance."

"It is people like you, who each one, little by little, by doing the right thing, make the world a better place.  You give hope. Thank you so much!"

My Focus is Seniors' Health Care

I bring to my work as a Legal Nurse Consultant my knowledge of caring for seniors and my in-depth knowledge of nursing standards of care.

I have worked in the area of geriatric practice since 1988.  My area of work has been in long term care, acute care and the community.  I previously worked at the College of Nurses of Ontario, as the consultant for Long Term Care, Retirement Homes and Palliative Care.  I able to draw on my clinical and regulatory experience in reviewing files.

Issues that have presented to me to review have included: falls, medication managements and administration, pressure injuries, use of restraints and entrapment in bed rails.  When I review a file I will identify the evidence and reference the standards of care to identify if there has been an issue with nursing  care.

Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and the Law

I can assist in screening cases for merit, assisting with discovery, conducting literature and medical research, reviewing medical records and identifying standards of medical care, presenting evidence and serving as an expert witness.

My professional contributions are often critical for achieving fair and just outcomes for all parties.

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Legal Nurse Consultant