Long-Term Care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Home Liability Defense


Long-term care administrators and risk managers trust Hart Wagner attorneys to aggressively defend their interests in Oregon and Washington, when they are targeted by litigation arising from resident care claims. We understand the special concern involved in these complex, sensitive, and high-value cases and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the defense of our clients in the industry.

We pride ourselves in understanding the delicate, yet complicated relationships that exist between long-term care providers, their residents, and immediate family members. Hart Wagner attorneys strive to resolve each case in a respectful, professional, and effective manner.

Hart Wagner defends claims in many areas, including but not limited to allegations related to the following:

  • Abuse and neglect
  • COVID-19 response
  • Infection control
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Falls
  • Wrongful death
  • Negligence
  • Elopement
  • Deterioration or chronic illness
  • Medication errors
  • Restraints
  • Wound care, including decubitus ulcers
  • Inadequate supervision and staffing
  • Breach of contract
  • Reporting requirements

In addition to litigation defense services, Hart Wagner attorneys work with long-term care administrators and risk managers to address patient safety issues proactively, and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Our firm’s employment law attorneys also provide human resources advice and counsel.