Practice Group | Bassford Remele

Long-Term Care

Much like health care in general, today’s long-term care landscape is changing fast. For several decades, our attorneys have built wide-ranging expertise in this area of the law, along with a strong reputation with clients, judges, and opposing counsel — relationships that can be valuable in any case.

At Bassford Remele, we have considerable experience serving the needs of long-term care providers like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, nurses, and community-based providers. We have represented our clients in a variety of long-term care related matters including both investigations and claims involving injury, death, sexual abuse, and neglect.

Representative Cases

Represented a skilled nursing facility's staff, obtaining a defense jury verdict in a pressure wound case.

Represented a long-term care facility, obtaining dismissal of a claim for alleged violations of a resident’s rights under the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. Fiers v. La Crosse Cty., 132 F. Supp. 3d 1111 (W.D. Wis. 2015).

Represented a long-term care facility’s staff, obtaining an award finding no liability in an alleged physical and sexual abuse of a nursing home resident.

Represented a long-term care facility, obtaining a decision reversing the trial court’s voluntary dismissal and awarding summary judgment. Butts v. Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Soc'y, 802 N.W.2d 839 (Minn. App. 2011).

Comments from clients and the legal community:

Bassford Remele medical liability/ Long term care unit is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, pragmatic attorneys and staff. They understand the needs of clients, and analyze claim events quickly, if they are able, so that claim events can be resolved sooner rather than later. The team takes into consideration the costs of discovery and trial, and works to present an analysis early, to formulate a plan for resolution if one is viable.

I have worked over the years with Stephen Plunkett. I consider him an excellent attorney and consider him to be a professional friend.

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