Under the leadership of Members Victoria M. Komarnicki and Michael Dolich, this practice group defends against allegations of negligent and/or intentional acts brought against nursing homes, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, mental health and behavioral facilities, medical centers, ambulance companies, pharmacies, group homes, and schools. Our proactive approach to defending our clients is both effective and practical.
Our team routinely consults with our clients to address the needs and challenges unique to employees, owners, and administrators in the health and human services field. We advise our clients on policy and procedure development, as well as develop and train our clients on best care practices, clinical standards, fall prevention and other premises liability avoidance programs to maintain and deter the often costly litigation that arises in these facilities. These preventative crisis management measures prove invaluable to both avoiding litigation and aggressively defending lawsuits once they arise. We maintain close relationships with clinical teams to establish trust and open lines of communication to foster meaningful facility and procedural improvements and safeguards.
In addition to our important proactive work, we also aggressively defend lawsuits brought against health and human services providers and facilities. We thoroughly investigate and defend claims involving abuse, neglect, exploitation, negligence, and asset mismanagement. We prepare witnesses for deposition and trial, handle arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution hearings, and litigate through trial.