Long Term Care & Assisted Living
Attorneys in the Long Term Care & Assisted Living group defend nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health, hospice, and personal care facilities in addition to their employed caregivers. We represent defendants across a gamut of matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, fraud, medical malpractice, and employment issues.
Long-term care and assisted living industries have exploded in recent years with no sight of this trend changing – more than 10,000 baby boomers are turning age 65 every day in the United States. Consequently, the plaintiffs’ bar has aggressively targeted facilities and providers. Our attorneys have an average of over twenty years of litigation experience and are supplemented by a team of in-house registered nurses to evaluate claims and consult with experts and witnesses on medical issues.
The team is adept at handling complex cases with critical insights that require expert knowledge of the federal-state framework and procedures of individual facilities. Our trial lawyers have resolved hundreds of disputes both inside and outside of the courtroom for some of the nation's largest facilities and providers including Golden Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Gentiva, Signature Healthcare, Brookdale and Genesis HealthCare. We leverage this experience to develop strategies to avoid litigation, limit exposure, minimize negative publicity, and attain favorable settlements in state and federal courts. The ability to take a case “all the way” has lowered resolution and transaction costs for our clients.
In addition to comprehensive legal services, our lawyers provide valuable education and training to the health care facility personnel that they represent. The group’s attorneys frequently lecture at industry seminars regarding health care and risk-management on emerging senior care topics.
Articles and publications
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form: Is There Causative or Fault-based Apportionment in Indiana?
- How Settlement Credits Work: Washington
- How Settlement Credits Work: New Mexico
- Cautious Optimism Over the Increasingly Prevalent Alternative Fee Arrangements
- How Settlement Credits Work: South Carolina
- The Last Hurrah for Last Clear Chance?
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form: Illinois’ Approach to Non-Parties and Settling Defendants and the Apportionment of Fault
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form: Tinkering Toward Utopia Leads to Complexity in Connecticut
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form: Arkansas’ Evolving Apportionment Rules
- Skeletons as Party Favors
- Damages: A View From the Defense Perspective
- Long-Arm Jurisdiction in Georgia
- Out of the Closet and Into the Facility: Ethically Managing the Needs of the Increasing LGBT Population in Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities
- Austin Bar Association: 14th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance: 2018 Midwest Conference
- Defense Research Institute: Nursing Home/ALF Litigation
- American Conference Institute: Long Term Care Litigation And Risk Management Strategies
- American Conference Institute: Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation 2015