Hawkins Parnell & Young defends nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health, hospice, and personal care facilities in addition to their employed caregivers. We represent defendants across a gamut of matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, fraud, medical malpractice, and employment issues.
Long-term care and assisted living industries have exploded in recent years with no sight of this trend changing – more than 10,000 baby boomers are turning age 65 every day in the United States. Consequently, the plaintiffs’ bar has aggressively targeted facilities and providers. Our attorneys have an average of over 20 years of litigation experience and are supplemented by a team of in-house registered nurses to evaluate claims and consult with experts and witnesses on medical issues.
The team is adept at handling complex cases with critical insights that require expert knowledge of the federal-state framework and procedures of individual facilities. Our trial lawyers have resolved hundreds of disputes both inside and outside of the courtroom for some of the nation's largest facilities and providers including Golden Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Gentiva, Signature Healthcare, Brookdale, and Genesis HealthCare. We leverage this experience to develop strategies to avoid litigation, limit exposure, minimize negative publicity, and attain favorable settlements in state and federal courts. The ability to take a case “all the way” has lowered resolution and transaction costs for our clients.
In addition to comprehensive legal services, our lawyers provide valuable education and training to the health care facility personnel that they represent. The group’s attorneys frequently lecture at industry seminars regarding health care and risk-management on emerging senior care topics.