As the elder population swells, there is a growing demand for medical products and services. With healthcare issues at the forefront of political debates and regulations in flux, meeting that demand can be a risky endeavor. Cosgrave works with clients in the healthcare industry to mitigate risk and, when necessary, mount an effective defense in litigation.

Our seasoned healthcare litigators represent owners and operators of residential care facilities, insurance professionals, and medical device manufacturers. We have successfully defended clients against claims involving:

  • Improper supervision
  • Medication errors
  • Patient abuse
  • Product liability
  • Training and employment issues

Collaborating across practice groups, Cosgrave’s lawyers also advise healthcare professionals on business and employment law. We work hard to earn—not merely claim—the role of trusted advisor by understanding our clients’ businesses at every level.

Representative Experience

We obtained a defense verdict in favor of an Alzheimer’s endorsed residential care facility in a wrongful death lawsuit claiming a failure to prevent the fall of an 84-year-old resident due to an allegedly improper increase in her psychoactive medication. (2011)

Attorney David Morrison successfully defended a residential care facility against wrongful death and punitive damages claims, limiting the verdict to less than $10,000 despite the plaintiff’s seven-figure demand.


  • ALFA International Product Liability Practice Group