Long Term Care Defense
- We defended a skilled nursing facility in a case where an elderly woman with Stage IV dementia was a resident at a skilled nursing facility. Another resident of the facility entered her room and slapped her. Plaintiff claimed that the slap caused the death of the woman.
- We represented the operator of a nursing home facility in an appeal by the facility from the denial of its motion to compel arbitration in a suit by a resident alleging negligent care. The resident had signed an arbitration agreement when she was admitted to the facility. The agreement excluded actions related to collections and discharge of residents.
- We represented a long term rehabilitation center in a case where Plaintiff alleged that he developed a life-threatening Stage IV decubitus ulcer at our facility. Allegations were made that our client had only turned Plaintiff 50% of the time. In addition, Plaintiff alleged that there was a discrepancy between the amount of pain medication that he was billed for and the amount of pain medication that he was administered.
- We recently obtained summary judgment in a malpractice action filed against our client and other defendants. The case involved a nursing home resident’s death allegedly caused by an overdose of hydrocodone.
- We represented a nursing home in an appeal that presented the question whether an arbitration agreement entered into by a resident of the facility during her lifetime was binding on the personal representative of the resident’s wrongful death estate.