A substantial portion of our defense practice involves representation of long-term care providers in both state and federal courts.

We represent professionals and facilities in healthcare litigation and regulatory matters: physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, ophthalmologists and optometrists, nurses, hospitals, mental health facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and urgent care centers.

We have extensive experience representing retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and hospice in pre-litigation, litigation and regulatory matters. Whether insured through traditional carriers or through alternative risk programs, our clients are national and locally-owned providers and management companies. The firm’s experience involves:

  • Wrongful death
  • Wound care/skin integrity
  • Nutrition/dietary management/malnutrition/dehydration
  • Resident safety including physical and sexual abuse and resident-on-resident abuse
  • Falls/elopements
  • Nursing care/management/staffing
  • Alzheimer’s/dementia
  • End-of-life issues
  • Medication administration
  • Internal investigations
  • Development of policies and procedures

We continue to represent dentists and oral surgeons in malpractice as well as regulatory investigations and licensing matters brought by state agencies, including claims alleging:

  • Anesthesia/sedation mismanagement
  • Nerve damage
  • Improper implant placement
  • Wrongful extraction
  • Lack of informed consent
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Negligent root canal treatment
  • Failure to diagnose

Gallivan White Boyd attorneys are involved in state and national organizations promoting the health care industry. These organizations include the American Health Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Healthcare Association, South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes and the Physicians Insurers Association of America.

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