The practice's Legal Nurse Consultant and Medical Analyst is Nursine S. Jackson M.S.N., R.N.
Nursine Jackson is a Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist and is adjunct faculty in the University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing, and she is a Legal Nurse Consultant. Ms. Jackson brings a strong foundation of nursing knowledge and experience to her legal work. She is a 1977 BSN and a 1983 MSN graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing. She is board-certified in Forensic Nursing. She has been a critical care nurse in a variety of clinical settings, and has also been a nurse educator, a researcher, a cardiac surgery nurse and a vascular surgery clinical coordinator. Since the mid 1990’s, her full-time professional focus has been on advocating for victims of medical negligence, lecturing to medical professionals on how to deliver safer patient case and supporting Plaintiffs’ attorneys.
Nursine has developed a niche sub-speciality in the evolving new area of Electronic Medical Records, and has lectured and presented at the American Association for Justice and several Trial Lawyers Associations around the country. She was just introduced to one state's Trial Lawyers Association as "one of the pre-eminent experts in the country on audit trails and electronic medical records," and is very much in demand in developing liability arising from improper electronic record-keeping.
Nursine brings her depth of knowledge and experience to all of our cases, and works closely with Mr. Bower in developing all of the medical aspects of every case.
How do I obtain my client's complete medical record? Times are a'changing so must we. (Pending publication, Spring 2016) AAJ Professional Negligence Newsletter.
Jackson, NS, Meyers, JI, Bower, MR, & Unatin, G. Navigating eDiscovery: The Audit Trail is an integral part of Electronic Health Records. American Association of Justice. BTLG Summer Newsletter, 6-2013.
Jackson, NS. (2013) Constantino and Crane's Forensic Nursing: Evidence Based Principles and Practice. Chapter 15: The Forensic Nurse as a Legal Nurse Consultant.
Bower, MR, Jackson, NS, Meyers, JI. (2011) Another Trip down the Audit Trail. Professional Negligence Fall Newsletter. [http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/16820_16844.htm]
Bower, MR, Jackson, NS, Meyers, JI. (2010) Follow the Audit Trail. New York Litigation Review (2). 11-21.
Preparing for the usual defenses in a brain damaged infant case." (2008). AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Section Publication. Coauthored with Attorney Mark R. Bower.
"Discovery of sentinel event and root cause analysis documents in Erb's Palsy and malpractice litigation." (2008). New York Trial Attorneys Quarterly. 1(1) Coauthored with Attorney Mark R. Bower.
Doolan, S., Agosto, M, and Jackson, N., et al. (2007). Chapter 44: Crafting effective themes for a nursing malpractice case. Nursing Malpractice. 3rd ed. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. Inc, 1317 - 1341.
"Vioxx litigation revisited: a primer for the paralegal involved in case development." (2007). Texas Paralegal Journal. 12(4), 13-17.
"Investigating and developing Vioxx cases - a nurse's perspective" (2006). ATLA Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP),13 (3), 6-9.
"Failure to diagnose aortic dissections: six common defenses." (2004). ATLA Professional Negligence Section Publication, 11(4), 6-8.
"Another role for the LNC: assessing a case for merit; a case study: failure to detect a breast mass." (2004). LiNC , 11(1), 8-11.
"Clinical point - adjuvant drug therapies in breast cancer treatment." (2004). LiNC, 11(1), 2-3.
"Issues in ophthalmic litigation." (2002). The LiNC, 10(2), 1+7.
"Considering a career as a legal nurse consultant." (2001). The LiNC, 9 (2), 5. Coauthored with Boyd, J., & Gardner, S.
“Analyzing a case with an arcane diagnosis: a review of wegener’s granulomatosis.” (1999). The LiNC, 8(1), 1-4.
“We all move too fast sometimes: an argument for purchasing professional liability insurance.” (1998). Signal: Newsletter of the Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Technologists , 3.
“Vascular Nursing: a book review.” (1997). Signal: Newsletter of the Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Technologists, 3.
“Defining nursing and medical responsibilities in managing a patient with a chest tube.” (1996). An Amicus Curaie brief submitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in response to the Superior Court’s opinion on Stephen P. Flanagan v. Alexander Labe, M.D. and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, et al. Coauthoried with DiNardo, S.S., Smith, M.J., Gardner, S., & Constantini, P.
“An alternative role for the CNS: legal nurse consultant.” (1996). Network News – A ACNS Publication, 2.
“Software that can enhance your practice.” The LiNC (1996), 2(3), 7-8.
“Cardiac risk in vascular surgery through oral Dipyridamole-Thallium stress test.” (1990). Archives of Surgery, 125, 1610-13. Coauthored with Makaroun, M
“Level of knowledge and attitudes toward human sexuality exhibited by cardiac nurses.” (1984). Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, 75-81. Coauthored: Shuman, N. & Bohachick, P.
Books and Chapters:
Chapter 13: The forensic nurse as a legal nurse consultant. Constantino and Crane's Forensic Nursing: Evidence Based Principles and Practice. 2014.
Doolan, S.,J. Agosto, M.M, and Jackson, N.S., et al (2007). Crafting effective themes for a nursing malpractice case. Nursing malpractice. Arizona: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
Failure to Diagnose Myocardial Infarction: A Case Study and the Legal Nurse Consultant’s Role. (1999) Glenview, IL: American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
LiNC newsletter. (1997 to 2005). The Official Publication of the Pittsburgh Chapter AALNC.
Editorial board of the Forensic Examiner, the official peer-reviewed publication of the American College of Forensic Examiners. (2005 and ongoing).
“Analysis of a Medical Negligence Case.” Web-based course for the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing for use in Undergraduate NUR 1820 and Graduate-NUR 2820, offered every Fall, Summer, and Winter term since Winter term 2000.
"LNCing in a Computerized World: Hardware and Software for the Legal Nurse consultant's practice." Web-based course for the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing for use in Undergraduate NUR 1820 and Graduate-NUR 2820, offered every Fall, Summer, and Winter term since Winter term 2004.