The legal and regulatory environment for long-term care providers is changing rapidly. At the same time, a fast-growing older population and shifting health care environment is putting new competitive and financial pressures on all types of long-term care facilities. As a result, legal risk is growing and liability has become a major industry concern.
Smart, experienced legal counsel can be your best ally. Nexsen Pruet’s litigation team has extensive experience representing a range of long-term care facilities when faced with claims from current or former residents or their families.
These claims have some similarities with medical malpractice claims. However, the levels of care and treatment, standards of care, and state and federal regulations for these claims make them distinct. Specific experience and legal knowledge is required to properly handle them.
Wide range of clients
Nexsen Pruet’s experienced lawyers have handled, arbitrated, tried, and settled claims for numerous long-term care providers, including:
- Assisted living facilities
- Nursing homes
- Home health agencies
- Hospice centers
- Adult day care facilities
- Rehabilitation centers
We have defended lawsuits, for both insured and uninsured or self-retained facilities, for wrongful death or serious injury in the following types of cases:
- Improper medication
- Improper admission
- Falls, and/or lack of supervision
We have years of experience in defending claims involving medical injury. Our working relationships with long-term care providers, consultants and expert witnesses, and investigative resources, make our legal experience even more valuable to our clients.
In addition to our litigation experience in this area, Nexsen Pruet's health care group represents and advises providers of services along the entire continuum of long term care, enabling us to provide comprehensive service to the long-term care industry. The lawyers in these groups work together closely, so you benefit from the breadth and depth of our experience.