The importance of isolating muscle groups – and case records

For years, I’ve been going to the gym. I’ve run through the same workout week in and week out. I thought I was doing a great job, honing in on specific muscle groups and staying fit.

So, when a personal trainer suggested I do those triceps exercises that I’ve always done with three-pound weights, not 10-pound ones, I was a little skeptical. Why? I’ll never work those muscles with just three pounds of weight, I thought.

And then I did it. After the third set of 20 reps, my triceps were screaming.

It turns out, I’d been doing it wrong all of the time. And, let’s just say, I’ve been taking my personal trainer’s advice ever since that day.

He knows the equipment. He’s read up on the latest research. And he knows the importance of isolating those muscle groups for the most efficient and effective workout.

What does this have to do with legal nurse consulting? A lot.

We know the equipment.

Our LNCs bring decades of experience as registered nurses. We know our way around complex medical records, including the digital kind, and complicated diagnoses.

We’re always on the lookout for red flags when evaluating, for instance, a motor vehicle accident injury. We know ways to avoid getting tripped up by the pages and pages of medical records that come with just about every case.

And, whether it’s lead poisoning or workplace back injury, we know the tough questions to ask – and what records are critical to figuring out exactly what happened.

We know the latest research.

Opioids should no longer be the go-to pain killer for certain injuries. ICUs may be overused. Let’s talk the biomechanics of minor automobile accidents.

As a lawyer or insurance adjuster, you are well versed in the constantly evolving rules and regulations of your industry. And we know medicine, an always developing field that brings about new revelations just about every day.

We know the importance of isolating the details.

The devil, as they say, is always in the details.

I’m getting a better workout because my personal trainer is teaching me how to isolate certain muscle groups. At work, we’re helping our clients “isolate” the details in every case.

To the layperson, they might seem like minutiae – tiny technicalities in a medical record that seem to have little to do with the case overall.

But, as experts in the field, we know that every little detail counts. In a lead poisoning case, for instance, what were the parents’ occupations? In a slip and fall, when exactly did the patient seek treatment?

If you can’t master the details – and get to the bottom of what is really important in a case – you’ll be missing critical elements to the case or claim that you’re investigating.

Working with an expert always brings about new revelations. It might happen at the gym. And it definitely will come when you work with one of our LNCs.

Questions? Contact us.