Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care & Assisted Living Facilities Liability

Overview

Those that provide elder and long-term care face a host of challenges on many fronts. These include claims of patient neglect, abuse and medical negligence, as well as facilities operations issues, labor concerns, regulatory compliance, government oversight, premises liability and insurance coverage. With so much at stake, immediate access to knowledgeable counsel and experienced litigators is crucial.

Segal McCambridge has decades of experience advising on these issues and litigating the many and varied types of claims that arise. Our lawyers  have a deep understanding of the regulatory framework and laws governing nursing homes, long-term care providers, home healthcare agencies and assisted-living facilities.

Representing nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and long-term care providers and their staff, as well as insurers, we have a proven track record of success defending their interests in and out of court.

Diverse Experience

Among the many cases we have handled are:

  • Patient abuse and neglect
  • Medication administration errors
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Falls and other injuries
  • Negligent hiring, training and supervision
  • Wrongful death
  • Wrongful termination and discrimination
  • Medicaid and Medicare-related issues, including reimbursement, fraud and abuse
  • HIPAA and doctor-patient privacy issues
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Contract disputes

Tech-Savvy & Cost-Effective Representation

We possess the experience, tech know-how and capabilities to provide a state-of-the-art legal defense. Through years of practice, we have developed close working relationship with leading medical experts and an extensive database of medical information, case law, and expert testimony. Employing these resources, we are positioned to quickly and cost-effectively build a strong strategic defense when claims arise.

Risk Avoidance Counsel

Knowing that avoiding risk is the first instance is better than any defense, we offer our clients proactive guidance, helping them to identify and control their exposure and potential liability. We advise on regulatory matters, assist with establishing, implementing and enforcing policies and procedures, offer guidance regarding credentialing issues and records management, and represent clients before regulatory bodies and in investigations.