As the age of the population increases, so too are the number of lawsuits brought against care facilities and staff that house and care for elderly and vulnerable adults. The attorneys at Cousineau, Van Bergen, McNee & Malone, P.A. practicing in this area appreciate the complexities and challenges that our clients face in their business and when presented with an incident that may or has given rise to litigation.
Our attorneys understand the need to meet with the involved employees and to gather and review critical documents early in order to provide candid evaluations and recommendations regarding settlement or litigation. Our attorneys are familiar with the attorneys who regularly bring claims and lawsuits against care facilities and their routine practices pre-suit and during litigation, so our attorneys are able to manage our client’s expectations and guide them through the challenges of litigation.
Whether dealing with an investigation by the state or other regulatory agency, pre-suit demands or document retention requests, discovery, and motions, our attorneys are able to help our care facility clients defend against the many allegations typically asserted against them, including claims of malpractice, negligence, abuse, wrongful death, inadequate staffing and training, violation of statutes and regulations, and failure to comply with care plans. Our attorneys have represented clients in cases involving poor nutrition, pressure ulcers, medication errors, elopement, and abuse by staff or other residents, including at:
- Nursing Homes
- Assisted-Care/Senior Housing Facilities
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Day Care Facilities
- Juvenile Centers
The attorneys who practice in this area also among our Medical Malpractice/Professional Liability attorneys, so they are able to use their knowledge from that practice area to represent and defend care facility administrators and staff if and when an incident results in an investigation by a professional board.