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Nursing home facilities are fertile ground for personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death litigation. Nursing home litigation is on the rise across the country as plaintiffs’ attorneys seek large million-dollar verdicts against long-term care facilities. Our attorneys have been successful in representing numerous long-term care facilities and routinely defend our clients in cases involving:

  • Elopement
  • Failure to follow doctor’s orders
  • Failure to properly manage, monitor or treat the resident’s conditions
  • Medication errors
  • Resident falls
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Staffing issues
  • Treatment errors or omissions
  • Use of restraints
  • Wound care
  • Wrongful death

Our nursing home litigation attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the unique operational issues facing long-term care providers, including the regulatory, litigation and insurance atmosphere in which our clients operate. We defend nursing home cases at every stage, including investigations of hotline complaints and surveyor citations, incident investigations, evidence gathering and ongoing facility evaluations. The combination of our extensive experience as trial attorneys and the understanding of the long-term care industry allows us to successfully defend clients in this high-dollar litigious climate.

As experienced trial lawyers, our nursing home litigation attorneys have achieved defense verdicts across the country in both state and federal courts. Our current relationship with several major healthcare providers demonstrates the responsibility and trust placed in our attorneys. This representation requires that our attorneys appear in difficult jurisdictions - including the Circuit Courts for the City of St. Louis, Missouri, and Madison County and St. Clair, Illinois - on nearly a daily basis. Our proven record in these forums demonstrates our willingness and ability to defend the most difficult cases in the toughest jurisdictions in the country. Our clients benefit from our attorneys’ unique strengths and can leverage our trial experience and success into favorable settlements when appropriate.

We are recognized, not only as litigators, but also as leading counsel to the long-term care industry across the United States. We provide risk management services to various long-term care providers to help them reduce litigation and liability. Our work also extends beyond a consultative role to the medical industry. Attorneys often play a pivotal role in drafting and seeking legislative passage of tort reform statutes designed to protect the medical industry, curtail claims against healthcare providers and reduce average judgments in malpractice litigation generally.