Defending Assisted Living Facilities
As the population of the United States ages at an increasing rate, assisted living facilities (ALFs) and their insurance carriers face increased exposure to negligence claims.
At O'Connor First, our lawyers defend assisted living facilities (ALF) and the professionals who work in them from allegations of negligence, malpractice, abuse and all other types of claims. We are well-versed in cases involving medical institutions and professionals; we have obtained many successful results for facilities and self-insured individuals throughout Upstate New York and Vermont.
Claims Against Assisted Living Facilities
These cases are often brought by lay people, typically family members of someone in a facility, who have little to no medical training. What they perceive to be an actionable harm is often the result of a misunderstanding. Unfortunately, even these baseless claims can take a toll on ALFs. Even if these claims are unwarranted, they can taint a facility’s reputation and continue to cause harm for years to come. As such, allegations of neglect, abuse or any kind of mistreatment should be taken exceptionally seriously.
Assisted Living Abuse Defense Attorneys Serving Albany
Our team of New York assisted living facility defense attorneys knows how to provide effective representation in any type of ALF matter. We are familiar with all relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations that can impact these cases. We routinely protect facilities in cases related to:
- Ulcers and bedsores
- Elopement, especially in cases involving Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- Alleged medication errors
In these and all other cases, we conduct in-depth investigations and carefully analyze the evidence surrounding the claim. We work with an established network of expert witnesses to build convincing cases that are innovative, cost-effective and results-oriented. At every step of a matter, our goal is to seek a dismissal of the claim or to reach a favorable settlement as quickly as possible.