Nursing Home/LTC Litigation
As a defense expert explained to a jury, "Life is a terminal illness." While advancements in medicine and medical procedures continue to extend the time a body can naturally function, long-term care presents risks and exposures not seen in other areas of health care liability. Swift Currie’s nursing home and long-term care practice group draws on the resources of the largest firm in Georgia focused solely on litigation to achieve the most efficient, economical and advantageous outcomes for clients in professional liability claims arising from nursing home and long-term care environments.
We handle all aspects of dispute resolution and litigation for corporations, organizations and individuals, including all levels of health care providers. Our extensive experience with top experts in the medical field gives us insight into issues involved in nursing homes and long-term care settings. Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases wreak havoc on a body’s systems and leave patients susceptible to complications. We defend all types of professional liability claims against long-term care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, including claims for inadequate care plans, failure to follow nursing home policies and procedures, development of bedsores, infections and falls.
From routine disputes to multiparty litigation related to end-of-life cases, Swift Currie’s team of skilled litigators works closely with every client to understand the unique needs of each legal matter. By combining extensive legal experience and long-term care industry knowledge with a common-sense approach to resolution, our attorneys aggressively pursue our clients’ goals in the most efficient manner to achieve favorable results.
- Represented nursing home physician against allegations that he negligently
cared for nursing home resident, leading to decubitus ulcers which became
infected, resulting in allegation of wrongful death. Plaintiff dismissed case
shortly before trial.
- Represented medical assistant employed by an elderly care company in
case alleging failure to properly monitor nursing home resident who fell and
suffered head injury, including intra-cranial bleed. The company settled the
case, and we obtained dismissal of the medical assistant.