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Healthcare Law & Malpractice

Brewer & Lormand, PLLC has extensive experience handling healthcare and malpractice issues.

Brewer & Lormand, PLLC has extensive experience handling healthcare and malpractice issues. We provide a broad range of legal services for our healthcare provider clients, including:

  • Qui Tam and Whistleblower Matters
  • State and Federal Regulatory Issues
  • Risk Management
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Licensing and Professional Liability Issues
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Patient Care Issues
  • Evacuation Issues Related to Natural Disaster or Catastrophes

In addition to handling these services for our clients, we also defend our clients against traditional medical malpractice claims and hurricane/catastrophe claims. Our healthcare provider clients include:

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Long Term Acute Care Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nurses
  • Physicians (including cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians and optometrists)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors

We assist our clients with all aspects of medical malpractice litigation, including pre-litigation investigation, medical records requests, HIPAA authorization issues, the investigation and discovery phase of the medical review panels and trial in civil court. We understand that each case is unique. Therefore, we utilize our medical and legal staff to provide creative strategies that address the particular issues and facts of each case and to provide sound medical defenses to the claims asserted.

Assisted Living Facility Litigation

The attorneys at Brewer & Lormand, PLLC have experience handling the unique issues that face Assisted Living Facilities. We are sensitive to the fact that the issues and regulations involving Assisted Living Facilities are different than those involving hospitals, nursing homes and long-term acute care facilities. As such, our creative defense strategies are tailored to the particular challenges that face these facilities and the unique factual scenarios that each case presents.

Our attorneys have successfully handled cases for assisted living facilities ranging from premise liability claims by visitors to negligence claims asserted by families. We are experienced in handling claims for assisted living facilities from the initial investigative stage through the appellate process.

Long Term Acute Care Litigation

Long Term Acute Care Facilities have a unique patient population that often require specialized services, monitoring and a care plan utilizing a team-approach. The facilities frequently coordinate care rendered to a patient with services from a traditional hospital. The unique circumstances that each patient brings into a long-term acute care facility require these facilities to utilize comprehensive care plans involving interdisciplinary specialties and rehabilitation teams. We understand the unique nature of the care provided by a long-term acute care hospital to its patients and the challenges that face long-term acute care hospitals. We incorporate these challenges into creative legal solutions to the problems facing long-term acute care facilities.

We have successfully defended long-term acute care facilities in a variety of claims, including improper wound care, failure to meet the standard of care, medication errors, patient abuse, general medical malpractice and hurricane related litigation (involving traditional malpractice claims, premises liability claims, failure to evacuate claims, failure to have a proper plan in place claims and “mercy killing” claims). We also advise our long-term acute care clients on issues concerning DNR orders, advanced medical directives, and family consent to patient care.

Nursing Home Litigation

Over the past 20 years, litigation involving nursing homes has increased and raised the costs associated with nursing homes operations. This trend is expected to continue as our nation ages and more families are faced with the decision to place their family members into nursing homes. We have extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims against nursing homes, as well as intentional tort claims, neglect and abuse allegations, and alleged violations of resident rights. With our experience comes an astute understanding of the unique challenges and circumstances involved in nursing home litigation, which distinguishes this type of litigation from traditional medical malpractice claims.

Our experience allows us to provide creative strategies that address the unique nature of each case and to provide sound medical defenses to the claims asserted. Our legal and medical staff has handled complex litigation for nursing homes that have involved:

 

  • Malnutrition and Dehydration
  • Pressure Ulcers, Decubitus Ulcers, Stasis Ulcers and Wound Care
  • Falls
  • Infections and Sepsis
  • Medication Errors, including Sub therapeutic and Toxicity Issues
  • Neglect and Abuse
  • Violations of the Residents’ Bill of Rights
  • Charting Issues
  • Failure to Monitor
  • Failure to Properly Staff
  • Failure to Communicate with Physicians and Family
  • Failure to Evacuate in the event of a Hurricane/Catastrophe
  • Premises Liability arising from Hurricane Litigation

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