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LexisNexis Unveils LexisNexis MedMal Navigator – Interactive Litigation Tool Significantly Streamlines Complex Medical Malpractice Case Preparation

Medical and Legal Information Helps Medical Malpractice Attorneys Formulate Best On-Point Case Strategy with Greater Efficiency and Speed

January 30, 2013 — NEW YORK, – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today introduced LexisNexis® MedMal Navigator℠, a new interactive, all-in-one medical malpractice dashboard tool designed to help medical malpractice attorneys formulate the appropriate on-point strategy for their case more efficiently and cost-effectively. The MedMal Navigator tool on Lexis Advance® combines medical and legal research content with a user’s case facts so that attorneys can quickly assess the value of a case, understand the medical issues and standard of care, identify potential expert witnesses, and access relevant medical and legal content – all in one place.

“The nature of medical malpractice litigation requires attorneys to carefully comb through volumes of complex legal and medical research, as well as outside data sources to formulate and develop their case strategies,” said Aileen Stirling, Vice President, Federal & State Litigation Portfolio at LexisNexis. “This can be arduous and time consuming. MedMal Navigator is designed to save attorneys time, money and resources by simplifying this process through a single online dashboard that uses interactive Q&A technology. It puts all of the relevant data right at the attorney’s fingertips.”

The MedMal Navigator dashboard fills a critical gap for medical malpractice attorneys by addressing and relieving many of the pain points they commonly face, including:

  • Accessing Medical Research and Understanding the Medical Issues - MedMal Navigator gives medical malpractice attorneys access to premier medical information as used by doctors and hospitals, including the expansive collection of health information from Elsevier®, the world's leading provider of science and health information. It also enables them to search thousands of medical definitions, guides, journals, abstracts and medical images through one single source, enabling them to understand the medicine and quickly determine if and where a deviation in the standard of care may have occurred.
  • Comparing Similar Verdicts & Settlements and Finding the Right Expert - MedMal Navigator allows attorneys to compare verdicts and settlements from prior similar cases to efficiently assess the merits of a case as well as find and research experts’ profiles by disease, condition, and jurisdiction. This ensures that attorneys are armed with the critical insight they need to determine the best course of action for their case and formulate appropriate case strategies.

“This product allows you to more effectively access medical research materials in one place, even those materials which are traditionally much harder to find,” said Darren W. Dummit, Associate and Manager at Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp. “Attorneys can also quickly compare verdicts and settlements in similar cases and spot any issues or deviations from the standard of care, allowing them to determine in 20 minutes—versus 20 days—if a case is worth taking on. This tool is a powerful, one-stop solution for malpractice attorneys.”

LexisNexis MedMal Navigator employs leading edge interactive Q&A technology helping medical malpractice attorneys quickly examine the specific facts and issues of their cases. Their input is then matched to underlying medical and legal content and is displayed via an online dashboard. This Q&A process generates highly relevant research results that are tailored to the case, thereby providing actionable information to the attorney.

The MedMal Navigator tool is offered to Lexis Advance® customers via subscription and can be accessed under the MedMal Navigator tab. Please click here to learn more about MedMal Navigator.

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About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

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