Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Pediatrics and Nurse

Specialty Focus: development, nursing care, pain assessment and management, pediatric nurse practitioner, nursing faculty, hematology/oncology, chemotherapy, nursing education, cancer survivorship, medication error, neurodevelopmental, nurse competency, nursing delegation, nursing assessment, medical record review

Education: MN, University of Washington School of Nursing; ARNP post master's, University of Washington School of Nursing; BSN, University of Washington School of Nursing; Diploma Program, National Institute for Paralegal Arts and Sciences

Years in Practice: 30

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 6


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I am a legal nurse consultant and can help you with your general liability, medical malpractice, auto, construction and other bodily injury cases. I have clinical experience in various pediatric and adult settings as well as faculty experience in undergraduate and graduate nursing education. I am a currently practicing nurse practitioner as well as a legal nurse consultant and have reviewed thousands of charts through my many years of experience. Legal Nurse Consultant Services offered: •Screen/investigate cases for merit •Define applicable Standards of Care (SOC), deviations from, and adherences to the applicable SOC •Assess alleged damages and/or injuries and identify factors causing injuries •Organize, tab, and paginate medical records •Summarize, translate, and interpret medical records •Identify and recommend potential defendants •Conduct literature search and analyze validity and reliability of research studies •Identify and review relevant documents including expert witness reports •Interview clients, key witness, and experts •Identify experts needed, locate and/or prepare expert witnesses •Prepare interrogatories, deposition and trial questions •Review and draft responses to legal documents •Review, analyze, and summarize depositions •Attend depositions and trials •Assist in exhibit preparation •Develop written reports •Coordinate and attend Independent Medical Examinations (IME) •Develop Life Care Plans •Coordinate focus groups and mock trials