Nursing Home & Long-Term Care Litigation


O’Brien & Ryan, LLP represents nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our long-term care practice group consists of attorneys who dedicate their practices to the representation to these facilities. O’Brien & Ryan, LLP utilizes well respected experts in nursing, geriatric medicine and facility administration in the defense of our clients. We are also very familiar with federal and state regulation of nursing homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the impact of regulations on nursing home litigation. O’Brien & Ryan, LLP has successfully defended long-term care facilities in cases involving medication errors, various types of pressure ulcers, falls, abuse, infections, and many other areas. The firm has also successfully defended our clients against corporate negligence claims and cases involving violations of federal and state regulations and employment matters.

O’Brien & Ryan, LLP has counseled clients on alternative dispute resolution and risk management strategies. The firm has also represented long-term care facilities in regulatory and administrative matters and white-collar criminal investigations. Our attorneys are experienced in representing individuals employed by long-term care facilities including medical directors, administrators, nurses and therapists. O’Brien & Ryan attorneys have lectured nationally on long-term care issues including malpractice prevention and risk management and defending long-term care facilities in litigation. It is our goal to provide the best possible defense to our institutional clients in a cost-effective and professional manner.

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O'Brien & Ryan News

Defense Verdict on Behalf of Hospital in Pressure Wound Matter

Marshall L. Schwartz and Caitlin E. McCauley recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The matter involved a patient who developed a pressure wound during an admission to the intensive...

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Addresses Juror Bias

In an opinion authored by Justice David N. Wecht, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently addressed whether certain jurors should have been presumed prejudiced and dismissed based on their indirect relationship with the defendant’s employer, who was not a party to...

9 Attorneys Selected to 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Each year, on a state-by-state basis, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations along with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and those selected represent the top five percent of the total lawyers in each state.

In Memoriam – John F. O’Brien, III

In Memoriam – John F. O’Brien, III

We remember and honor our cherished partner and friend, John F. O’Brien, III, who recently passed away after a long illness.
John will remain forever in our hearts.

Paul Peel to Participate on CLE Panel

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Paul Peel will participate on the panel for Appeals for Trial Lawyers, a CLE that will provide an overview of key elements of appellate practice that are a must-know for trial attorneys. Offering their perspectives as judge, appellate practitioner and trial attorney, the panelists will provide key information regarding preservation and waiver issues, and tips for appellate advocacy, among other topics.

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