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Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation

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January 23, 2013
9:00 AM Eastern


The Conrad
1395 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131


January 23, 2013
9:00 AM Eastern

Join Baker Donelson's Long Term Care Industry Service Team leader Christy Crider at ACI's Third Annual "Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation" which will take place in Miami on January 23-24, 2013. 

Christy will moderate the panel, "In-House Think Tank Session I: Proactively Spotting Costly Litigation Red Flags and Managing Pre-Suit Challenges" on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Panelists include:

Gretchen Dougherty, RN
Health Systems, Inc (Atlanta, GA)

Lynn K. Fieldhouse
Vice President, General Counsel of Litigation Services
Signature HealthCARE, LLC (Louisville, KY)

Lori Pearson
Senior Vice President of Legal Services and Assistant General Counsel
UHS-Pruitt Corporation (Norcross, GA)

Stacie L. Turner
Vice President & General Counsel
Exceptional Living Centers (Lexington, KY)

Beverly B. Wittekind
Vice President and General Counsel
The Ensign Group (Mission Viejo, CA)

The program will address the following:

  • Having a risk management quality assurance plan in place for coping with adverse outcomes
  • Preparing and training staff for the current hot button liability areas:
    • Skin breakdowns
    • Falls with fracture
    • Significant changes in condition requiring hospital admission
    • Informed consent with anti-psychotics
    • Using lifts and other medical equipment
  • Identifying which patient may be a candidate to become a plaintiff
  • Heading quality of care cases off at the pass: Combating staffing requirements claims through adequate supervision
  • Managing expectations when communicating with residents and families about sensitive emotional hot button issues about long term and end of life care
    • Unique issues for ALFs and acute-care providers
  • Forming a social media policy to mitigate risk of litigation from communications by employees
  • Developing a good reputation and fostering positive public relations to increase favorable public perception pre-suit
    • Putting a face to the nursing home pre-trial

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Heather Stripling
T: 205.250.8332
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