San Fernando Valley Nurse Consultant Group is a legal nurse consulting company that provides attorneys with solutions to help maximize outcomes for their clients. Legal Nurse Consultants are Registered Nurses who use their medical knowledge and clinical experiences as a health care provider to consult on medical-related legal cases. As consultants, legal nurses serve as collaborators, educators, strategists, researchers, and analysts. We consult on legal cases involving medical issues by organizing, reading, and analyzing an important component of a case known as the medical records. We help our clients gain an understanding of the medical aspects of a legal case. With our in depth knowledge of the health care system, nursing, and medicine, our contributions uniquely qualify us to be valuable members of the legal team. We help attorneys utilize their time and resources efficiently so they can handle the legal aspects of their cases.
San Fernando Valley Nurse Consultant Group was founded by Kim Angela Browne, RN, BSN, LNC. She is an experienced Registered Nurse of 15 years. Her clinical experiences include Medical-Surgical Nursing, Orthopedics, Home Health Care, Infection Control Nurse in a Correctional Facility, and Critical Care Nursing which includes the Intensive Care Unit/ Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit/ Burn Intensive Care Unit/ Neuro-Surgical Intensive Care Unit. She currently practices as a Critical Care Transport Nurse for an ambulance company serving LA & Orange County. Her goal as a Legal Nurse Consultant is to provide exceptional and professional consulting services in which her medical knowledge and clinical expertise would be of value to the litigation team. She is ready, willing, and able to assist you anywhere in the country.
Nursing Law Center/Law Office of Laurie R. Elston
Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate, Legal Nursing Consulting
Drexel University of Nursing & Health Professions Division of Undergraduate Nursing
Bachelor's Degree, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Associate's Degree, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
President/Legal Nurse Consultant
San Fernando Valley Nurse Consultant Group, LLC
Jan 2016 – Present
Los Angeles Area
We are a legal nurse consulting company that provides attorneys with solutions to help maximize outcomes for their clients. Our services include assisting attorneys in reading, reviewing, translating, and interpreting medical records; understanding health care issues that may arise in a case; screening medical records for merit; defining applicable standards of care and identifying deviations from standards; writing brief to comprehensive reports based on the case and attorney preference; locating, securing, and retaining expert witnesses; assisting with the development and preparation of interrogatories and depositions; acting as a liaison between attorneys, clients, medical experts, and other healthcare providers; conducting client interviews; providing education regarding medical issues relevant to the case, and subcontracting with other Legal Nurse Consultants on medical-related legal cases. We also provide a medical record retrieval service for attorneys who handle cases involving medical issues.
Critical Care Transport Nurse
Sep 2016 – Aug 2018
Greater Los Angeles Area
Provide direct patient care to the ill and injured with the assistance of an Emergency Medical Technician while being transported to healthcare facilities via ambulance. Perform basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and critical care nursing. Function under standing orders and protocols of the Medical Director allowing the nurse to assess, treat, and stabilize the patient during transport.
Critical Care Registered Nurse
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Dec 2012 – Oct 2017
Organize and administer individualized age specific professional care to patients in the
Med-Surgical ICU in support of medical care. Practice in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, Department of Health Regulations, JCAHO requirements, and other regulatory agencies. Participate in patient teaching and discharge planning. Perform as a Charge Nurse and Preceptor at specified times.
Triage Nurse Per-Diem
Roze Room Hospice
Apr 2012 – Dec 2014
Los Angeles Area
Provided skilled and palliative care assessment and instruction. Coordinated hospice patients’ after hours, weekends, and holidays. Provided care to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Reviewed and updated the plan of care. Performed prescribed medical treatments, including pain management and symptom control. Provided assessments, evaluations, education, and supportive care to patient and caregiver. Worked cooperatively with the attending Physician, Hospice Medical Director, and other members of the interdisciplinary Hospice Team.
Registry Nurse - Critical Care
ADVANCED MEDICAL PLACEMENT
Apr 2012 – Nov 2012
Los Angeles Area
Organized and administered individualized age specific professional care to patients in the Med-Surg ICU in support of medical care. Practiced in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, Department of Health Regulations, JCAHO requirements, and other regulatory agencies. Participated in patient teaching and discharge planning.