Steptoe & Johnson’s Long-Term Care Team is made up of attorneys, legal assistants, and nurses from the firm’s litigation, business, and labor groups. Team members represent owners, operators, and developers of all types of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, assisted living homes, home health agencies, independent living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities.

Our services include general litigation defense, both standard of care and general negligence; labor and employment representation, including wrongful termination, counseling, and workers’ compensation; and regulatory compliance, including assistance with development of plans of corrections. Our team is fully prepared to represent long-term care providers of any size in the litigation-intensive health care field.

To help prevent unnecessary litigation, Steptoe & Johnsons offers continuing education credits for RNs, LPNs, and administrators, focusing on reducing claims through defensive charting and risk management. Our attorneys take an active approach to supporting the interests of long-term care clients throughout the United States.

With our in-depth knowledge of the long-term care industry and the geographic reach of the firm, our Long-Term Care Team is able to provide effective, cost-efficient representation to clients throughout the region.

What sets us apart

  • More than 300 attorneys
  • More than 40 areas of practices, allowing for cross-team collaboration
  • Top listed firm in West Virginia in a combination of areas by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Top listed in the U.S. in Energy Law by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 88 lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Defended multiple long-term care facilities in claims involving medical negligence (including wound development, infection, falls, understaffing, and malnutrition) and punitive conduct
  • Negotiated settlements on behalf of various long-term care facilities in West Virginia accused of abuse and neglect of elderly residents
  • Defended operator of long-term care facilities in claims of medically resistant staph infections
  • Defended long-term care institutions from allegations of negligent resident injury or wrongful death
  • Represented a nursing home facility in litigation to prevent re-zoning of nearby agricultural land for industrial use
  • Assisted in the sale of assets of a substantial independent and assisted living facility and related nursing home, which necessitated the defeasance of publicly held tax-exempt indebtedness
  • Defended long-term care facilities against claims for alleged violations of state nursing home acts and medical negligence
  • Represented a national nursing home chain at trial in a wrongful death action involving death of resident from urosepsis. Punitive damages sought for alleged understaffing, false documentation, and other issues