Nursing Home Defense/Arbitration
Fueled by state statutes allowing additional monetary recovery and punitive damages lawsuits against nursing homes has increased dramatically over the last several years. Our lawyers are intimately familiar with the state and federal regulations governing nursing homes and we are aggressive in pursuing dismissals of claims, including punitive damages claims available under state statute. Our long-term care team is unique in that it includes nurses and support staff with extensive clinical experience in the long-term care setting.
In 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements were permissible in long-term care settings, the lawyers of our firm were among the first to draft and implement arbitration agreements for its nursing home clients. Arbitration is an efficient alternative to costly litigation and has proven to be highly successful in resolving claims in the long-term care arena.