A recent article in The Wall Street Journal decried the increase of nursing home abuse lawsuits resulting in six-figure settlements or verdicts, prompting some in the industry to pack up and close shop.
The Journal is a decidedly pro-business publication, and took the tack that this series of events was a bad thing.
Despite the grim picture this and other media outlets paint, personal injury attorneys are not anti-business. Rather, we’re against bad businesses. When a for-profit nursing home promises top quality care to vulnerable, aging residents, it rakes in huge revenues – both from private pockets and the government. When it then fails to deliver on that care, resulting in serious harm or death, that company should probably no longer be in business. At the very least, there should be a sincere evaluation of the firm’s core values and direction.