Legal Nurse Consultants are nurses who use their medical expertise to interpret and analyze medical records in legal cases. Since most members of the legal community lack a medical background, they are often misinformed when it comes to medical care and standards of care. The demand is higher than ever for medical professionals who can utilize their medical expertise in the legal industry, show them exactly when medical negligence is an issue, and help determine what damages have resulted. Nurses are perfect for this role. Since Nurses are typically responsible for maintaining the medical records in the clinical setting, and since they are extensively trained on standards of practice and are required to adhere to them, there is no better medical professional suited for this role.