Patrick McNicholas Comments on the Rise of Nursing Home Bankruptcies with Daily Journal
In the article, “Distress in health care industry highlights nursing home woes” published by Daily Journal, experts commented on the rising number of nursing home bankruptcies due to high operation costs and the proliferation of lawsuits against them. A spokesman for The American Health Care Association puts the responsibility of the rise in lawsuits against nursing homes on the plaintiffs’ bar.
Partner Patrick McNicholas disagreed with this statement saying, “Lawyers, like [in] any other industry, will go where the markets are. So if there’s not an issue with respect to patient care, then there’s not going to be lawsuits filed because it’s not going to be in the best interest of the client or the lawyer, as there will be no recovery.”