Medical Negligence/Malpractice (Wrongful death; survival actions; long-term care facilities; home health care; assisted living centers; dialysis centers; group homes; MHMR group homes; hospitals; ambulances; all health care providers)
Best & Spruill does both regulatory/administrative health law and health liability claims. This gives us a unique ability to represent a facility from the regulatory stage through the liability process, resulting in financial savings for the client. We see a significant number of state agency actions that culminate in lawsuits, even though tort reform resulted in a reduction of lawsuits. We have determined that the best approach to handling these situations is to dispute a claim at the earliest stage. Early interventions offer a better chance of successful, positive outcomes for the facilities involved. A seemly benign penalty in terms of dollars can turn out to give support to an otherwise meritless claim.
Our attorneys are experienced with all aspects of campus type entities and stand-alone facilities, both for-profit and non-profit providers. We have successfully tried claims involving every type of long-term care health provider including:
- Home health agencies
- Independent living centers
- Assisted living centers
- Rehabilitation hospitals/clinics
- Nursing homes
- Community assisted service agencies
- MHMR facilities
- Dialysis centers
Best & Spruill is primarily a defense firm; however, there are some plaintiff cases which involve issues too important to ignore. When approached by a potential plaintiff, we carefully screen the circumstances to determine the merit of any claims – only then can we determine the appropriate action to take.