Koepke & Hiltabrand provides litigation defense to long-term care providers who find themselves the target of claims of elderly abuse or neglect. We understand that caring for the elderly and disabled can be a thankless job, but yet requires skill and compassion. Defending these cases, and the emotions they invoke, requires a unique understanding of the day-to-day operations at long-term care facilities.
There are many types of long term care facilities. These facilities provide varying degrees of service and care depending on the particular needs of their patients, the major types of being:
- Independent living facilities
- Assisted living facilities
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Home Health Agencies
Many plaintiffs’ law firms and television advertisements portray long term care facilities and health care providers in the long term care arena in a negative and biased light. We know that these facilities, along with their staff and administrators work very hard to provide compassionate, quality care for the elderly and disabled. That is why the attorneys at Koepke & Hiltabrand work to defend these healthcare providers who give so much to our communities through their dedicated efforts.
Facilities, administrators and individual employees can find themselves the subject of civil lawsuits by patients or administrative sanctions through the Illinois Department of Public Health. The lawsuits brought against them are commonly brought under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, but also can be general negligence or malpractice/professional liability claims. A medical facility or individual subject to any of these actions needs professional representation to defend their interests. The attorneys at Koepke & Hiltabrand are ready and able to protect your interests.