On April 27, 2007, Gary W. Poliakoff spoke at an annual conference hosted by the National Business Institute, entitled, “Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability.” Mr. Poliakoff also was a speaker at the same conference in 2006, also regarding nursing home malpractice litigation. Mr. Poliakoff’s topic this year was, “Issues Involved in Taking the Case to Trial.” Included in his presentation, Mr. Poliakoff discussed opening arguments, special litigation techniques, tips for making a persuasive argument, sending the right message during closing arguments, how to determine damages, and examples of litigation in nursing home cases. The attendees consisted of attorneys and paralegals representing both plaintiffs and defendants in nursing home litigation. In his presentation Mr. Poliakoff also provided significant case law regarding nursing home litigation, as well as significant orders issued by courts in nursing home cases.
While Mr. Poliakoff’s firm represents only plaintiffs (patients and their families) in nursing home abuse and neglect cases, he presented case law, exhibits, and legal points applicable to the nursing home litigation as a whole.