February 26, 2021

Nursing Homes and Safety: A Conversation w/ Michael Kaplen

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by New York attorney Michael Kaplen, to discuss brain injuries, nursing home negligence, and what it is loved ones need to know.


Nursing homes can be dangerous places, more than ever during this time of pandemic. In today’s conversation, Aaron and Michael discuss common issues that arise in nursing homes, including specific  nursing-home injuries to be on the lookout for, standards and accountability, and what ifamilies can do to protect their loved ones. Michael and Aaron discuss the importance of advocating for nursing home residents and monitoring tips, “never events” and proper care. How has Covid affected nursing homes? How can family members navigate the new challenges of today’s pandemic?  Aaron and Michael discuss the rights of individuals in institutional facilities and answer some of the most important questions families need to know.


Michael Kaplen is a senior partner in the New York personal injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen. His practice focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice with an emphasis on representing individuals who have sustained a traumatic or acquired brain injury and other catastrophic injuries. Mr. Kaplen is a Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School, where he teaches the only course in the nation devoted to traumatic brain injury law. He is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is board certified in Medical Malpractice, and a member of the board of governors of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.


Michael has served as president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State, the leading not-for-profit New York State brain injury advocacy dedicated to brain injury education, advocacy, and prevention. Besides his teaching responsibilities at G.W., Mr. Kaplen has taught courses in trial practice and medical malpractice at St. John’s University School of Law and is Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology at Touro College.


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To learn more about Mr. Kaplen, please visit his firm’s website here.


Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Michael V. Kaplen


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