Medical & Legal Support

Lynda K. Sheehan, RN LNCC

19 Angela Road

Framingham, MA 01701

Cell: 781-248-3417




10/91 – present                    INDEPENDENT LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT CERTIFIED. Medical-Legal support. Medical record summaries, case  analysis, literature search, discovery recommendations and assistance, ADR’s, deposition and trial assistance, expert searches,  IME coordination;

 9/97 – present                     LEGAL NURSE . Mid-size law firms.  All phases of case review and trial preparation including (but not limited to) recruiting and coordinating experts, attending IMEs, and literature research. 

 5/01 - 5/05                           INSTRUCTOR. Northeastern University - Legal Nurse Consultant  Certificate Program.

                                 3/92 - 4/97                          LEGAL NURSE. MBTA Law Department. Review medical record of claimants / plaintiffs, consult at depositions, prepare   records for and coordinate IME's, attend ADRS and assist at trials.

                                 10/91 - 3/92                       LEGAL NURSE. PACT, Hyde Park, MA. Review medical  records; Claims and litigation support as noted above.                 



11/12-8/13                          HOME HEALTH RN. Partners Health Care at Home.   

2/07 – 8/11                          VISITING NURSE. Part time / per diem for VNA Care Network, Inc. Needham, MA. 

8/92 - 2/94                           VISITING NURSE. Part time / per diem for VNA, Inc. Dedham,  MA.

3/88 - 2/92                          STAFF / CHARGE NURSE. VAMC West Roxbury, MA. Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit.

9/87 - 2/88                          STAFF NURSE / HEAD NURSE. Mediplex Center for Head Injury. Newton, MA. (program closed)

4/87 - 7/87                          NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SPECIALIST. Lee Memorial   Hospital, Ft. Myers, FL. Worked on a monthly contract developing various programs, coordinating medical seminars, developing patient education materials, consulting on the development of a NeuroScience Center. 

                                1/80 - 4/87                          HEAD NURSE / DIRECTOR. Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft.  Myers, FL. Had 24 hour responsibility for a 45 bed acute neuro floor including:

-personnel management-quality assurance

-risk management 

4/79 - 12/79                        PRIVATE DUTY. Ft. Myers, FL.

10/75 - 4/79                       STAFF NURSE / NURSE CLINICIAN. Jackson Memorial Hospital. Miami, FL. Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit.

7/74 - 10/75                       STAFF NURSE / CHARGE NURSE. Yale-New Haven Medical Center. New Haven, CT. Neuro floor and ICU.



FORMAL            1971        Graduated Shelton High School. Shelton, CT.

1974        Graduated Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. Hartford, CT.

1982        Attended Edison Community College. Ft. Myers, FL.

1987        St. Joseph's External Degree Program.

1989        Course work in Paralegal Studies


INFORMAL        Have attended many courses, workshops, seminars and specialized classes on a wide variety of subjects, including a comprehensive course on medical/legal consulting.




                               2008 - 2010               Co-Captain Medical Sweep Team, Boston Marathon Finish Line

                               2007 - 2010               Executive Committee of the Framingham MRC

                                2006 - present          Member of Region 4 Medical Response Corp (MRC).

2003 - 2004              Member of Southern New England Chapter AALNC

2001 - present          Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (Certified through 10/2016)

2001 - present           Member of American Association Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)

1978 - 1990              Member of American Association of NeuroScience Nurses

    Former member of American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

1989                          Accepted into "Who's Who of Young American Professionals"

1987 -                        Currently licensed in Massachusetts

1974 - 1988              Formerly licensed in Connecticut, Florida



DRI Asbestos Medicine.  Locating and Obtaining Medical Records, Pathology Reviews and Independent Medical Examinations in Asbestos Litigation. San Diego, CA.  November 7, 2007.

DRI and other conferences - PowerPoint presentations for medical expert

Cetrulo LG and Sheehan LK.  Epidemiological Evidence for Radiation-Induced Mesothelioma.  Columns.    November 2001 (2):1. 4-5,72.

Cetrulo LG. TOXIC TORTS A Complete Personal Injury Guide. Clark Boardman Callaghan. Deerfield, IL. 1993

               Special Study Benzene Litigation: Chapter 35 (2006)

Special Study 7 Beryllium Litigation: BERYLLIOSIS: MEDICAL EVIDENCE AND ISSUES . SS7:5-12 (2001)

Special Study 6 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Litigation: MEDICAL ASPECTS.  SS6:4-11  (1999)

               Special Study 5 Fen-Phen Litigation: MEDICAL EVIDENCE AND ISSUES.  SS5:4-12  (1998)


Sheehan, L.  Nurses Can Be Missing Link At SIUs.   National Underwriter Property & Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management Edition, September 15, 1997.



Commonwealth of Massachusetts v Donnelly, et al. Westfield District Court. Westfield, MA.  July 2004

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