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Emphasizing Accountability in Nursing Home Cases

This month’s issue of Trial: Journal of the American Association for Justice published litigation tips submitted by Levin & Perconti’s Steven M. Levin regarding ways to emphasize accountability in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. The advice focuses on ways of contrasting your client’s personal responsibility against the nursing home’s accountability in order to overcome juror bias. This includes methods of stressing ways the family acted responsibly and asking jurors to hold the nursing home accountable for choosing to ignore its policies and procedures, failing to hire enough staff, and committing other negligent acts it is accused of.