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Protecting the Rights of Elderly Clients through Nursing Home Litigation

SKU: PER1300
Total Credits
1 - 1.2
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As the population ages and longevity increases, long-term care and nursing homes are often the most viable option for the elderly. Trained staff, good facilities and geographical proximity are just some of the considerations that prompt people to make this decision for their elder family members. Unfortunately, there are countless stories of abuse and neglect at the hands of nursing home and long-term care staff.

This CLE course will explain the process of litigating long-term care malpractice and liability claims in Illinois, wrongful death and injury suits and the role of the justice system in protecting the elderly. The course will explain how to initiate legal action, evaluate applicable laws and statutes and offer a thorough review of relevant case history.

Lecturer Bio

Ashley H. Herschberger, Esq.

Ashley Hadler Herschberger joined Levin & Perconti in April 2013. Ashley is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Indiana. Ashley currently accepts and has cases pending throughout both states. She was recently listed as an Illinois Rising Star-2015 by Super Lawyers.

As a trial attorney at Levin & Perconti, Ashley works on numerous nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, birth injury and personal injury cases. In 2014, Ashley played a key role in recovering over $4.5 million in settlements on behalf of our clients. This recovery was comprised, in part, by the following cases:

  • A $1.4 million settlement in a nursing home pressure sore case;
  • A $950,000 settlement in a nursing home fall and pressure sore case;
  • A $750,000 settlement in a nursing home fall case;
  • A $375,000 settlement in a nursing home fall and pressure sore case;
  • A $375,000 settlement in a hospital pressure sore case;
  • A $350,000 settlement in a nursing home drowning case;
  • A $350,000 settlement in a nursing home fall case; and
  • A $325,000 settlement in an assisted living facility entrapment case.

Ashley’s professional and educational experiences sparked her interest in medical malpractice and nursing home litigation. Ashley has an extensive background in science including biology, chemistry and physics. During law school, she chose a path that merged her interests and completed a Certificate in Health Law which allowed her to concentrate on topics including medical malpractice, insurance law and elder law. She was also a member of the Health Law Society.

“I am committed to providing attentive and compassionate client services,” said Ashley. “I reserve the utmost respect for my clients and their families and take pride in my ability to lead them through difficult and unfamiliar legal proceedings in their time of need.”

Ashley grew up in Greensburg, Indiana and attended DePauw University, where she obtained her B.A. in Biology. She is dedicated to making herself available as a resource to current students of her alma maters in hopes that they too will find an enjoyable and highly-rewarding career. Outside the office, Ashley loves reading, her bulldog and the Indianapolis Colts.

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