As our population ages, Assisted Living constitutes a rapidly expanding field of healthcare. Since many of the residents in Assisted Living are private pay, it is potentially very profitable. Serious care issues arise because companies moving into this area are not necessarily healthcare companies – many of them are real estate companies with no healthcare expertise. Compounded with the fact that Assisted Living is very loosely regulated, this creates a recipe for disaster.
Here, attorney Michael Brusca, of Stark & Stark, helps us understand these facilities, their limits, and how they operate, which is critical to properly holding them accountable when they fail residents who are hurt and often die as a result.
I. Understand Assisted Living Facilities and how they operate
II. Recognize the legal problems these facilities encounter and what gives rise to them
III. Comprehend the legal themes and theories involved
IV. Determine when and who to depose in these cases
V. Identify what documents are needed
Since 2009, Michael has focused the majority of his practice on representing vulnerable people and their families when there is abuse or neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and hospitals.
Michael knows how to go to trial when necessary. He was lead counsel on the Estate of Mary Dwyer v. Harborview, the largest nursing home verdict in the state of New Jersey – a $13.2 million dollar verdict in Hudson County. He received great training serving as an Air Force Judge Advocate, where he tried many cases all over the world in the United States, Japan, Qatar, and Kuwait.
As a specialist, he regularly lectures around the country and teaches other lawyers how to prosecute these claims. He’s been published many times, including in the New Jersey Law Journal and the national attorney magazine Trial.
Having lost his own family members in institutions, Michael has a certain level of understanding with all of his clients. He knows first hand what it’s like to see someone you care about struggling, and brings a specific passion to his work.
Presenter is very knowledgeable!
Excellent informative Speaker!
Absolutely great course
Very good course
This has to be the best CLE I've ever watched. The presenter was informative and clearly a well-intended practitioner -- it really shows through in the material presented. Beyond that, however, this has to be the first time I've ever laughed during a CLE and found myself doing so several times. Super presentation. I'll be looking for more programs from Mr. Brusca.
The absolute best presenter on Lawline. You listen to this man speak, and you are itching to sue an assisted living facility. Inspiring.
Terrific presentation. This guy did not just read his slides and was exceptionally well prepared.
Having had first hand experience with ACLF's, I wish I had known with my parents whatI've learned from this course. I plan to pass along a lot of the info to friends about to go through these same decisions of ACLF vs. nursing care or home care although fighting an arbitration clauseis probably not feasible for families up front.
I have taken several of your courses. This is the best yet. This was informative, and due to the age of our populace, potentially a great source of a new area for me to explore for my practice.
awesome presenter! interesting and informative
This guy was great!!
Great presentation on a timely topic. Thanks!
Great Course & very relevant to my personal goals with my parents & my professional goals as well
Useful info that I can use in my practice.
INTERESTING PROGRAM & GREAT SPEAKER - THANK YOU!
I wish I had seen this presentation prior to putting my mother in an assisted care facility in 2015 when she was 92.
The materials and lecture were succinctly presented and easy to follow.
Very informative presentation of a niche area of law
The deposition skills and practice tips were very informative.
excellent. Presenter is well versed in the area
Really interesting. Very good presentation.
Very good presentation
What a nice, concise explanation, with examples! I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation.
Great practical advice!
Excellent presentation in outlining potential problems to look for in the assisted living scenario.....
best presentation ever, clarity, organization and knowledge.
personable and meaningful presentation
I think I would almost recommend anything by this presenter. Great job, always!
Engaging presentation that is also very informative for those of us who do not practice this type of law yet have elderly parents.
Excellent and thoughtful presentation!! Lot of common sense and very helpful advice for families!!! And timely, given our aging family members and friends!!!
Very helpful, and knowledgeable, and ethical. Thank-you.
Very good instructor who shared useful information in a meaningful manner.
Excellent course and speaker. Timely and important topic.
Excellent speaker. Very informative
Great information. Passionate presentation. Thank you.
exceptional and practical - good resource for both plaintiff and defendant counsel
Good speaker/good content
Very eye-opening and informative presentation.
Great program - we all have grandparents or parents who are aging (and how about you and me), and this program identifies issues we should be aware of and thinking about.
Well done. Good overview of a subject I knew little about.
Eye opening. Share the information with all your friends and family that have parents or loved ones that may be going through this.
Good introduction and good direction for further information.
very informative. great speaker.
Good overview of assisted living facilities.
I learned so much! Thank you, Mr. Brusca!
Terrific presentation. Mr. Brusca is always informative and enjoyable.
Well presented and a necessary subject for everyone. Thank you!
excellent presenter providing information that really focuses in on the issues that can be expected to arise and how to handle them
great functional guidance.
Very well done and interesting!!
appreciated the information about the requirement to arbitrate any issues and how to fight that.
Speaker Brusca was very knowledgeable.
Absolutely excellent! One of the best CLE courses I've ever taken.
It was very informative
This was a very practical presentation. Well done
Excellent! Thank You!
this presenter is one of your best. Knowledgeable and interesting.
Speaker knew the topic well and it was very informative.