Thompson Coe’s Health Care practice attorneys provide advice on a wide range of issues affecting seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families. In addition, we have experience in nursing home defense work, risk management for health care facilities, home health care issues and long term care financing.
Our attorneys have defended against claims such as negligent admission or failure to discharge, overall negligent care claims, malnutrition, dehydration, and feeding tube care, resident injury claims resulting from resident-on-resident or staff-on-resident abuse, resident falls and wrongful death, as well as a variety of other claims including negligent hiring and supervision.
Attorneys in this section of the Health Care practice also help individuals achieve Medicaid eligibility by preparing and/or modifying estate plans, including the instruments necessary to preserve Medicaid eligibility.
Our practice includes representing clients in the following matters, among others:
- Traditional estate planning, including preparation of Wills, Trusts and related tax advice.
- Planning for incapacity, including preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney, Medical Care Powers of Attorney, Revocable Living Trusts and Advance Directives or “Living Wills”.
- Housing matters, including reverse equity mortgages, landlord/tenant issues and tax advice concerning sale of a principal residence.
- Long Term Care needs, such as:
- Medicaid eligibility (including trust planning);
- Medicare Claims and Appeals;
- Social Security and Disability Claims and Appeals; and
- Supplemental and Long-Term Health Insurance Issues.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”).
- Retirement Planning, including tax advice and Social Security benefits.
- Probate and Estate Administration.