David Cohen, JSH partner and Medical Liability & Health Care Trial Group Leader, will co-host a pre-conference intensive session, “Sink or Swim: Navigating the Legal Waters in Long-Term Care,” during the Arizona Health Care Association’s Annual Convention & Expo. The three-day Virtual Convention begins July 27 with two pre-conference intensive sessions and continues with more than 28 educational sessions focusing on issues surrounding nursing homes, assisted living facilities,

In his session, David and co-presenter John Checkett, partner at The Checkett Law Firm, will discuss legal issues affecting both skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, including best practices to avoid costly litigation and regulatory challenges. They will also provide tactics for attendees to strengthen their skills in investigations, mediation, documentation, and management of administrative hearings and NCIA board summons.

About the Arizona Health Care Association
AHCA takes pride in being the state’s largest professional long-term care association and advocacy organization, representing skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities. AHCA member facilities care for more than 18,000 of Arizona’s elderly citizens. AHCA is dedicated to assisting our members in providing the highest quality of long-term care services to their residents, and we look forward to being your valued long-term care resource. Learn more at azhca.org.

David Cohen represents medical providers—including doctors, nursing homes, and hospitals—and insurers in matters involving alleged medical malpractice, violations of the Adult Protective Services Act, wrongful death, and medical battery. He has successfully served as an expert witness for the Arizona nursing home industry in the passage of several tort reform bills. These bills have positively impacted all Arizona healthcare providers by reducing the statute of limitations from seven years to two years, normalizing punitive damages, and eliminating the attorneys’ fees provision in cases filed under the Adult Protective Services Act.

He also maintains an active alternative dispute resolution practice, focusing on mediating tort claims, including those involving medical malpractice, elder abuse, wrongful death and personal injury.