In cases as poignant as nursing home neglect and abuse, the need for qualified, experienced legal representation is never more important. At The Higgins Firm, we have an entire department devoted to holding negligent nursing homes and assisted living facilities accountable for the lack of care they provide to their vulnerable residents.
Our extensive history of working with nursing home abuse victims and their families has made us the go-to firm in Knoxville, Nashville, and their surrounding metro areas. We strive to ensure that every nursing home victim receives our compassion and the most compensation possible for their experience.
Choosing the Right Attorneys to Refer Your Case To
Our job, as lawyers, is to ensure that our clients get the best representation we can give them, and sometimes, that means seeking out local co-counsel who concentrate on an area of the law that we may not be familiar with. The Higgins Firm has great relationships with other lawyers in Knoxville and Nashville, and we often take cases from firms specializing in other areas of the law.
For example, your firm may deal with family law and divorce or tax law and estate planning. But, you have a client with a parent or older relative in a nursing home who has been hurt or neglected by the nursing home staff. You’ve built trust with your client by thoughtfully preparing their estate and investments or helping them through a difficult divorce. Referring your client to The Higgins Firm to handle their nursing home neglect case provides the best service to the client while allowing you to remain as co-counsel on the case, still representing your client’s interests.
Discover why so many of your colleagues refer their nursing home abuse cases to The Higgins Firm.
You’ll Receive a Share of the Attorney’s Fees
As a co-counsel for any case you refer to us, you’ll reap the benefits of a successfully prosecuted case and knowing you’ve helped a client, while being able to concentrate on your current clients and field of expertise.
We have a co-counsel agreement that’s already been approved by the state of Tennessee, so your referral to us is ethical and within the standards of the Tennessee Bar Association. Plus, under our agreement, this co-counsel agreement doesn’t cost you or your client any money.
Avoid the Pitfalls of Medical Malpractice
Nursing home abuse and neglect typically fall under medical malpractice statutes, which were complicated even before Tennessee enacted medical malpractice reform. Now, there’s a whole new slew of pitfalls to navigate when pursuing medical neglect cases in long-term care facilities. Our firm has successfully negotiated the requirements of the new laws. Plus, with an entire department concentrating solely on nursing home and long-term care facility abuse cases, we’re always abreast of new precedents set in other courts and regulations or amendments passed by the state legislature.
We Pay the Upfront Expenses, Including Qualified Experts
One of the most challenging requirements of the new Tennessee medical malpractice act is finding qualified experts. A good expert, such as a doctor, nurse, or nurse practitioner, will be able to not only discern between a normal accident and abuse but also be able to explain their finding to a jury. Or, a forensic accountant will be able to explain the costs associated with nursing home fees and whether or not an individual was a victim of financial abuse.
A good expert is not cheap, and finding reliable ones takes time. In our 15 years of litigation in these types of cases, we’ve developed relationships with qualified experts with the knowledge and insight that your clients deserve.
Part of the benefit of our standard association agreement is that our firm will front all expert witness and case expense fees, so it doesn’t cost you extra money.
You Get to Keep Your Client
We understand the importance of preserving the relationship between an attorney and their client. With our co-counsel agreement, you’ll maintain your relationship with the client while affording them benefit from our specialization. We don’t interfere with your existing client relationship and keep you updated as the case progresses. We value your opinion as a fellow member of the bar and help preserve your client’s trust in you.
Action Holds Bad Nursing Home Accountable
Not all Tennessee nursing homes are bad. Some give wonderful end-of-life care for the elderly and inform. However, when we hold the bad ones accountable and make legal examples of those who commit elder abuse or fraud, then we help improve the conditions for our most vulnerable citizens.
Call Us Today for a Referral
Please call The Higgins Firm today if you have a potential client. You can also review our co-counsel agreement, and feel free to ask us any questions.