Since 2009, Michael has devoted his practice to representing vulnerable people and their families in abuse, neglect, and death cases in nursing homes, rehabs, assisted living facilities, group homes, and hospitals.
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While the impact of COVID on the country was devastating, it was particularly acute in nursing homes. COVID laid bare for all to see that facilities for years before the pandemic operated understaffed facilities, relied on subpar agency staff, and took Medicare and Medicaid money as profit instead of investing in resident care, staff, and facilities. The results were crushing.
Litigating long-term care cases for issues that occurred during this time-period present special challenges. Anticipating those issues in advance are key to successfully navigating these cases.
Key topics to be discussed:
Date: February 24, 2023
Michael A. Brusca | Davis & Brusca, LLC
Since 2009, Michael has devoted his practice to representing vulnerable people and their families in abuse, neglect, and death cases in nursing homes, rehabs, assisted living facilities, group homes, and hospitals. He is one of a select few lawyers in New Jersey to truly concentrate their practice in this area.
He shares his knowledge on this important topic by regularly lecturing around the country and teaching other lawyers to prosecute these claims the right way. He has also been consulted by reporters and law enforcement in this field.
Michael has been published many times, including in the New Jersey Law Journal and in “Trial” – the national attorney magazine published & disseminated by the American Association for Justice.
He currently serves as the chairman of the Executive Board of the National Nursing Home Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice.
Michael brings a unique perspective to his work. He himself has lost family members in institutions and he knows, first-hand, what it’s like to see someone you care about struggle and die. He uses that passion and understanding to bring about justice for his clients.
Michael is a highly skilled and experienced advocate. Prior to entering private practice, Michael served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force, where he tried many cases all over the world, including Japan, Qatar and Kuwait.
In New Jersey, he was lead counsel for the plaintiff in the case of Dwyer v. Harborview, which generated the largest nursing home verdict to date: $13.2 Million. While the verdict was later the subject of posttrial motions and an appeal, and ultimately settled for a different amount, the results demonstrate Michael’s considerable skill in the courtroom. Please note, every case is unique, and no specific case or outcome can predict future results.
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