Ken, a drill sergeant? No way! But he is very active in the American Association for Justice, and was honored to be invited to the faculty of Nursing Home Boot Camp. The 3 day program held in Denver, CO, earlier this month was designed to have experienced lawyers like Ken share their stories and strategies on handling clients’ cases against nursing homes.
The nursing homes are highly regulated, and in many states, nursing homes are owned only by a few very large corporations. If you or a loved one are injured in a nursing home – or worse – because the nursing home provided substandard care or was negligent, you want to be able to protect your rights and hold the nursing home, its staff, and its ownership accountable. There is a complicated web of corporate entities and laws to go through in order to accomplish this goal, and having a skilled attorney familiar with how nursing homes operate – for example, how they are staffed, their management structure, and their record-keeping – is extremely important. There are also medical issues that are more common in nursing home patients – like bed sores, elopement (dementia patients wandering away), and injuries from falling while unsupervised.
Handling nursing home cases for people who have been hurt as a result of nursing home negligence is no small undertaking. Ken was happy to teach other trial lawyers how to better litigate nursing home cases and strongly advocate for their clients.