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Case Analysis: Personal Injury Module


Laura Grossman Nissim, RN MS CNS LNCC

Target Audience: RNs interested in learning more about legal nurse consulting.

Description/Purpose: By working through this self-directed online module, the learner will be able to analyze the multiple aspects and management priorities involved in a personal injury case.


  • Define personal injury and identify six types of personal injury.
  • Define torts and discuss the difference between intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.
  • Provide examples of the four elements that must be present in order for there to be recovery on a negligence claim.
  • List 5 different types of injuries that may be identified in a personal injury claim.
  • Identify other factors which may impact personal injury claims (other than the subject accident).
  • Identify defenses that the law may allow against civil negligence.
  • Discuss three different types of ‘coverage’ for injuries that are location or circumstantially specific.
  • Define causation and describe why it is important.
  • Identify 4 different types of ‘damages’ and what is different about each of them.
  • Identify 5 different ways that civil litigation can be decided.
  • Distinguish the difference between plaintiff and defense LNC practice in personal injury claims.

Continuing Education: The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Education Committee is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 3
Expiration Date: September 22, 2022

Successful Completion:

  • Complete individual module
  • Obtain a score of at least 80% on the module post-test
  • Complete the online course evaluation and attestation of completion

Conflict of Interest: The planners and faculty for this activity report no conflicts of interest.


Member: $98
Non-member: $195

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