SOCIAL SERVICES LIABILITY

Social Services Liability defense is a specialized area in which Rebar Bernstiel Attorneys are exceptionally qualified.

It is our goal to protect the integrity of providers, facilities, and agencies that offer programs and services to the general public and who assist those who are unable to provide for themselves offer invaluable resources to the community. Our attorneys do this by aggressively defending meritless claims and by resolving viable claims early in the process. Our approach is to minimize the monetary risk and the public exposure of cases involving social service providers.

The vulnerability of the population being served by these social service providers often leads to litigation. At times, this litigation is well publicized in the media and communities these professionals work to improve. Rebar Bernstiel Attorneys in the Social Services Liability Group have the training, experience and knowledge to reduce damages and limit exposure. Our attorneys have extraordinary experience in defending actions alleging neglect, abuse, failure, mistake and lack of supervision in social service settings such as;

  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Children’s Services
  • Adult Behavioral Health Service Providers
  • Group Homes
  • Day Programs
  • Recovery Services
  • Developmental Disabilities Treatment Centers
  • Juvenile Rehabilitation
  • Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Nursing Home Regulation
  • Home and Community Care Services
  • Coordinate Care
  • First Responders
  • Specialized Personal Care Homes/Centers
  • Other Related Community Social Service Program Activities

A comprehensive understanding of the various statutes that provide relief and immunity including mental health and mental retardation and charitable immunity statutes is essential to wage a proper and successful defense in these cases. Rebar Bernstiel attorneys are experts in these statutes and have been successfully defending social services providers for decades. Our experience gained by our attorneys in working with regulators, governmental units, prosecuting agencies, treatment providers and specialized experts in this field allows Rebar Bernstiel’s Social Services Liability Group to provide a tailored and effective defense that other firms cannot match.