When allegations of negligence against nursing homes arise, it's important to know exactly where to look (and what to look for) to determine if a viable claim exists. How well do you know the standard of care requirements? Can you quickly and successfully spot any deviations? This guide will highlight the most common nursing home mistakes and tie them back to the standard of care requirements so you can effectively evaluate claims and find the case-supporting evidence you need. Enhance your knowledge - order today!
Session Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Joel E. Smith
This course has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.50 hours of pre-recorded credit, of which 0.0 hour will also apply in the area of legal ethics or professionalism. Attorneys may earn a maximum of 8.0 credit hours annually using pre-recorded programs.
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 nonprofit 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, MN) and the University of Minnesota Law School.