As a long-term care provider, you may feel pulled in many directions. You and your staff work around the clock to maintain a safe and nurturing environment that meets industry regulations. Like many providers, you may not have time to think about the possibility of a lawsuit before one actually occurs.
Delivering Unwavering Support to Mitigate the Potential for a Dispute
As the population in the United States ages, there is little question that long-term care litigation will continue at a rapid pace. The risk management attorneys at Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co. L.P.A., understand the challenges you face as a provider of healthcare services to a vulnerable population. We have extensive experience defending nursing homes, group homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice home health care providers in litigation. Our legal team provides unwavering support to help providers stay on the right side of the law. Contact our risk management lawyers to put important safeguards in place that can minimize the potential for a dispute.
Comprehensive Risk Management Services in Cleveland
Longer life expectancies and an increased nursing home population have made long-term care providers vulnerable to litigation. The implications of a lawsuit can be detrimental from a cost standpoint and could destroy how your facility is perceived in the community. You cannot afford for that to happen. Our legal team can help you put the right measures in place to reduce the chance of litigation.
As defense lawyers, we know that plaintiff attorneys build their cases on perceptions of incompetence. Our risk management lawyers can review your policies and procedures to eliminate perceived gaps that could be used against you. If allegations have been made against your facility, we can update your policies to reflect necessary changes. We can also help you create a plan so your staff knows the right action to take if an unexpected disaster occurs, such as:
- Powerful outages
Even if you already have a plan in place, we can review it annually from a legal standpoint. We can also help you take appropriate measures to avoid negative implications from a Medicare or Medicaid recovery audit. We offer comprehensive services so you can focus on what you do best — running a long-term care facility — without worrying about the risk of litigation.
Education Is Key
When a lawsuit is pending, one of the first places a plaintiff attorney looks to uncover allegations of substandard care is the nursing chart. We can help educate your staff on the importance of complete and accurate charts. Our legal team is also available to educate your staff on handling pre-lawsuit investigations. If a lawsuit were to occur, it would be important for any evidence uncovered to be protected by the attorney-client privilege. We can help you understand how you can mitigate the potential for evidence to be used against your facility.
Contact Our Nursing Home Defense Lawyers Today
The risks of a lawsuit can quickly spiral out of control. At Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co. L.P.A., we can help you put important safeguards in place to mitigate the chance of litigation. Contact our risk management and nursing home defense lawyers for experienced representation. We offer in-person consultations to long-term care providers nationwide from our offices in Cleveland, Ohio and St. Petersburg, Florida.