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What Does CLINCH Consulting Do?

Mary Brinton applies her knowledge and understanding of medical, nursing and health-related issues to make an attorney's job easier, more efficient and more effective. CLINCH Consulting can offer a wide array of services from interpreting medical records to preparing deposition questions.

What Types of Cases Do Legal Nurse Consultants Work On?

From groundbreaking litigation to standard medical malpractice, Mary Brinton can work on a nearly unlimited range of cases. Medical malpractice, products liability, criminal and workers' compensation are just a few of the types of cases on which CLINCH Consultating can provide valuable insight. Mary can be the difference in winning or losing for an attorney.

Analyze the Case

Identify and review relevant medical records, hospital policies and procedures, other essential documents and tangible items.

Serve as the Attorney's Liaison

Interview plaintiff and defense clients, key witnesses and experts. Brinton has years of experience.

Assist with Discovery and Preparation

Review and draft responses to various legal documents and correspondence for the attorney's signature.

CLINCH Services

Mary Brinton applys her knowledge and understanding of medical, nursing and health-related issues to make an attorney's job easier, more efficient and more effective.
Mary is a medical insider who knows the inner workings of our complicated healthcare system firsthand. As a Professional, the role of the legal nurse consultant is to educate attorney-clients about the medical aspects of their cases. Her expertise as a RN and legal nurse consultant qualifies her to provide the services listed below.

Assess Medical Records and Analyze the Case

  •   Identify and review relevant medical records, hospital policies and procedures, other essential documents and tangible items.
  •   Organize, tab and paginate medical records.
  •   Summarize, translate and interpret medical records.
  •   Prepare chronologies of the medical events involved in a case.
  •   Screen or investigate cases for merit.
  •   Define the applicable standards of care.
  •   Define deviations from, and adherences to, the applicable standards of care.
  •   Assess the alleged damages and/or injuries.
  •   Identify factors that caused or contributed to the alleged damages and/or injuries.
  •   Identify and recommend potential defendants.
  •   Identify issues of tampering with the medical records.
  •   Develop written reports for use as study tools by the attorney.

Support the Attorney's Case

  •   Conduct literature searches and integrate the literature and standards/guidelines into the case analysis.
  •   Research and analyze the validity of research studies relied on by all parties.
  •   Coordinate and attend independent medical examinations (IMEs).
  •   Expand the attorney's medical library.

Serve as the Attorney's Liaison

  •   Interview plaintiff and defense clients, key witnesses and experts.
  •   Consult with healthcare providers.
  •   Serve as liaison between the attorney and healthcare providers, testifying experts, parties, witnesses and other consultants.

Work with Experts and Other Witnesses

  •   Locate and interface with expert witnesses.
  •   Communicate with potential testifying experts.
  •   Analyze and compare expert witness reports and other work products.
  •   Help prepare witnesses and experts for deposition and trial.

Assist with Discovery and Preparation for Court

  •   Prepare deposition and trial questions.
  •   Prepare interrogatories.
  •   Review and draft responses to various legal documents and correspondence for the attorney's signature.
  •   Review, analyze and summarize depositions, including past testimony.
  •   Assist in exhibit preparation.
  •   Attend depositions, trials, review panels and arbitration and mediation hearings.
  •   Coordinate and assist in facilitating focus groups and mock trials.

About CLINCH

Mary Brinton, MSN, RNBC, CLNC

I am a wife, mother, author, Registered Professional Nurse and Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC®). My experience spans across three decades. My clinical experience includes dialysis, critical care, medical-surgical, hospice/home health and psychiatric nursing. I am board certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health nursing from the American Nurses' Credentialing Center(ANCC). To diversify my background, I became knowledgeable in areas beyond bedside care by working in academia, staff development, patient education, and administration. I was a tenured, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV where I taught Fundamentals of Nursing, Trends in Nursing, Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing.

My past certifications include General Nursing Practice (from the ANCC) and Holistic Nursing from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). I have an MSN from George Mason University, a BSN from the University of Maryland - Baltimore and a post graduate certificate in Thanatology from Hood College.

Clinical Practice Specialities

Administration/Office, Adult Intensive Care, Ambulatory Care/Outpatient, Birth Defects/Developmental Disabilities, Brain Injury, Breast Health, Burn, Cardiac Rehab, Cardiovascular, Community Health, Coronary Care, Correctional, Diabetes/Nutrition, Dialysis, Ear, Nose and Throat/Otolaryngology, Education, Emergency/Trauma, Endoscopy/Enterostomy, Federal Medical Survey, Flight Nursing/Paramedic, Forensic Nursing/Sexual Assault, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Home Health, Hospice, Infection Control/AIDS/Public Health, Intravenous Therapy, Labor & Delivery, Medical Surgical, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neonatal/Newborn, Neurology, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Home/Gerontology, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Research, Nursing Standards, Obstetrics, Occupational Health, Office, Oncology, Operating Room/Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Pain/Stress Management, Pediatric, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pharmacology, Plastic Surgery, Post Anesthesia Care Unit/Recovery, Post-Partum, Psychiatric/Mental Health/Chemical Dependency, Pulmonary, Quality Assurance/Assessment, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Risk Management, School/Camp Nursing, Spinal Cord Injury, State Medical Survey, Telephone Triage, Transplant, Triage, Urology/Nephrology, Utilization Review/Discharge, Vascular Surgery, Virtual ICU, Wound Care




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  • Mary Brinton, MSN, RNBC, CLNC
  • (321) 745-7070
  • Melbourne, Florida
  • mary@clinchconsulting.com