The Loyola Elder Law Initiative Presents the 2009 Hurley, McKenna & Mertz Lecture Series Event: Tips and Trends in Long-Term Care. Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C. is a partnership of trial lawyers in Chicago dedicated to the representation of persons whose lives have been destroyed by the negligence of others. The firm's practice includes representation of nursing home residents and their families in cases of abuse, neglect, and fraud.
Eric M. Carlson, J.D. the Director of the Long-Term Care Project of the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) will present on July 16, 2009. The Lecture will be held at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law located at 25 East Pearson Street in room 1103 at 6:00 p.m. The lecture is free and is open to the public; a reception will follow.
Mr. Carlson advises attorneys all across the country on long-term care issues. He co-counsels litigation on the behalf of long-term care residents, and is the author of numerous publications including Long-Term Care Advocacy and Long-Term Care Law Reporter.
Long-Term care is an important topic because it is relatively unfamiliar territory for many attorneys. Many are not aware of significant inconsistencies that often exist between a facility's current policies and their legal obligations. In the lecture, Mr. Carlson will enlighten the audience as to the common problems with long-term care and will provide practical tips for advocating on residents' behalf. Noteworthy trends in the provision of long-term care will also be a relevant topic for those in attendance and will be discussed with a critical eye towards both opportunities and potential pitfalls.