October 2017 

Laura Ginett to Co-Present Panel Discussion During the 2017 American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living Conference & Expo 

HPS Partner Laura Ginett will co-present a panel discussion titled, “Nursing Depositions: Duty or Disaster?" on October 17, 2017, during the 2017 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo.

Laura and fellow panelist, HPS Legal Nurse Consultant Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, will discuss what nurses can do to diligently prepare and plan for an upcoming deposition. They will discuss all topics explored in deposition and will give examples of do’s and don'ts to keep in mind during a deposition. They will present a mock deposition to illustrate the pitfalls of not being properly prepared. 

For more information and to register for the conference, visit the AHCA/NCAL Conference website.

About the Speakers

HPS Partner Laura Ginett focuses her practice on the defense of hospitals and long-term care facilities and leads the firm’s Long-Term Care Litigation and Counseling Team. She represents more than 100 LTC clients and has experience defending against common cases, involving pressure ulcers, falls, malnutrition and aspiration, and high exposure cases, often involving media management, including cases of homicide and abuse and neglect. Laura earned her J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law, and received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is admitted to practice in Illinois. In 2000, Laura was elected to membership in the Society of Trial Lawyers, an elite, invitation-only group, which is comprised of many of Chicago’s top trial lawyers on both the defense and plaintiffs’ sides. In 2011, she became an Associate Member of the American Board of Trials Advocates. Laura presents on a variety of topics to healthcare audiences to demystify the litigation process and improve case outcomes.

Amy Stewart has more than 20 years of experience in long-term care nursing. She currently works as a legal nurse consultant for HPS in Chicago, and as a curriculum development specialist for the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS). She is a subject matter expert in long-term care clinical and quality related topics and clinical reimbursement. Prior to joining HPS, Amy was the division director of reimbursement for 18 skilled nursing facilities in the Chicagoland area. Amy is an author of several published articles for Provider and Long-Term Living magazines with topics including nursing depositions, medication reconciliation, and infection control and prevention.