Burnham Brown attorneys have extensive experience successfully defending doctors, hospitals, medical groups, long term care facilities, IPAs, and other health care providers. Our cases require attorneys who understand complex medical issues and are able to explain these concepts to people without medical training - people like judges and juries. We have the medical background and legal expertise that allows them to understand the underlying medical issues, and develop the most formidable medical defense.
In addition to litigation and trial work in this area, Burnham Brown has provided claims analysis and handling services for health care clients, and advised doctors, medical corporations and other health care providers on State, Medicare, Medi-Cal, HCFA, and HIPAA law and regulations and risk management issues. Burnham Brown attorneys have recently handled the following matters:
- Represented intermediate care nursing home against wrongful death and survivorship action relating to an eighty seven year old patient. Patient was blind and diagnosed with dementia, arteriosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, and emphysema. The plaintiffs alleged the defendants allowed the patient to develop several decubitus ulcers, which later became gangrenous and necessitated an above-the-knee amputation.
- Represented nursing home against wrongful death and survivorship action relating to a seventy two year old patient. Patient was non-verbal, and diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and cardiomegaly. The plaintiffs alleged the defendants failed to properly care for and treat her diabetes mellitus, failed to provide adequate nutritional management, and failed to prevent several falls.
- Represented nursing home against wrongful death and survivorship action relating to an eighty five year old patient. Patient was diagnosed with dementia, bilateral pneumonia, hypotension and dysphagia, had a PEG tube placed for nutrition management, and a tracheotomy placed following recurrent collapsed lungs. The plaintiffs alleged the defendants failed to manage a respiratory emergency following the dislodgment of the tracheal tube.
- Provided advice and counsel concerning the revision of Long Term Care facilities and clinical laboratories policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and State regulations.