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Trial Rewind - Nursing Home Fall Verdict

October 29, 2020 Matt Heimlich and John Risvold Season 1 Episode 8
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Trial Rewind - Nursing Home Fall Verdict
Show Notes

On this episode, we turn back the clock to 2019 to reflect on a verdict achieved by Matt Heimlich and his firm on behalf of an 84 year-old nursing home resident who suffered a fall and hip fracture due to the facility's failures in  care.  John and Matt discuss the strategy behind some of the key decisions made before and during the trial that ultimately led to a successful outcome.  What worked?  What didn't work?  What are the takeaways that you can apply to your practice?  Listen to find out in this in-depth discussion on the application of tactics and advocacy in a real trial setting.

Host Matthew Heimlich is an attorney at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, with offices in Wheaton and Chicago, Illinois.  Matt’s law practice is focused on the representation of injured victims and their families in nursing home negligence, motor vehicle collision, medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.  A link to his firm’s website and biography and be found here.   

Host John Risvold is a personal injury trial lawyer at The Collins Law Firm P.C., with offices in Naperville, Illinois.  He has dedicated his career to fighting those responsible for injuring his clients. He focuses his practice on medical negligence, nursing home neglect, and catastrophic personal injury. John is active in several professional organizations that work to ensure his clients’ access to the courts remains intact, including the American Associate for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.  A link to his firm’s website and biography and be found here.  

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