David R. Cohen, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Nursing Home Litigation Group, authored the article, Estate Planning & Elder Law: Manning the Minefield of Long-Term Care Regulations, published on February 25, 2013 in the New Jersey Law Journal.
The article discusses how estate and elder law attorneys can help families ensure the safety of their loved ones through helping families plan, appreciate and understand the impact of New Jersey’s regulations on residential institutional health-care facilities.  Mr. Cohen explains the trends impacting long-term care residential facilities, as well as the challenges facing attorneys when wanting to advise their clients.
Mr. Cohen states, “Understanding the complex regulatory schemes that govern these facilities is only one piece of the puzzle. Attorneys need to advise their clients that under any circumstance in which their rights are violated, New Jersey provides a right of recovery, either through common law or statute.”  He goes on to explain, “Having a familiarity with the panoply of rights that New Jersey offers residents (and their estates) can help in identifying cognizable claims that can be handled by litigation attorneys who concentrate in this area.”
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