Nursing home litigation sits at the crossroads of many areas of law, including medical malpractice, insurance, premises liability, personal injury, and elder law. This guide will help you get the focused collection of pertinent facts wrapped up in real-life case studies, complete with sample documents. Whether you're planning your first nursing home case or you just need a legal update on the subject, this course is for you. Order today!
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ANDREW D. GROSS is an attorney with the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm. He focuses on medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, civil rights actions, and trucking and bus collision cases. Mr. Gross is dedicated to assisting his clients navigate complex legal and medical issues. He earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota School of Law. In law school, he led Minnesota’s Jessup International Moot Court team to the international competition rounds. Mr. Gross remains active with Minnesota’s Jessup team. After graduating from law school, he clerked with the Honorable John B. Van de North, Jr., where he participated in numerous personal injury jury trials and was actively involved in handling clergy sex abuse cases.
KARA RAHIMI is an attorney with the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm. She uses her thorough knowledge of the law and strong analytical skills to advocate on her clients’ behalf in the areas of personal injuries and professional malpractice. In recognition of her work, Ms Rahimi has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Ms. Rahimi is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Justice (formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the American Association of Justice (AAJ, formerly known at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and is a member of AAJ’s Nursing Home Litigation Committee. She published in Trial Magazine and has given numerous national presentations on using technology to conduct medical research proving damages through discovery. Ms. Rahimi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian studies from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law, where she served as an associate editor on the Law Review.
JOEL E. SMITH is an attorney with Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm. He is active in the Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association). He currently serves on MAJ's Board of Directors. Mr. Smith also served on MAJ's Board of Directors previously (1994-2004) and on its Executive Committee. He has served as the chairperson of MAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Committee. Mr. Smith also is active in the Minnesota State Bar Association (currently serving on its Governing Council for the Elder Law Section) and has served as the co-chairperson for the MSBA's Vulnerable Adults Committee. He is a Leadership Forum member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and is actively involved in AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group. Mr. Smith is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He also served for several years on the Board of Directors for the Elder Care Rights Alliance (a Minnesota non-profit organization that advocates for the rights and safety of the elderly, now part of the Tubman organization). Mr. Smith has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine since 2001. He is a co-author of Thompson-West Publication's Tort Litigation chapter on nursing home litigation. Mr. Smith is a graduate of St. John's University (Collegeville, Minnesota) and the University of Minnesota Law School.