2017 AHC/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo

Nursing Depositions-Duty or Disaster?

Tuesday, October 17
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Breakers G-I
CE: Nurses: 1.5 | NAB: 1.5

It’s every nurse’s nightmare to receive a subpoena indicating he or she must give a deposition, and the steps that follow are crucial. This session will provide information on how to prepare and plan for an upcoming deposition and offer attendees some do’s and don'ts to keep in mind during a deposition. In addition, a mock deposition with role playing will demonstrate what could go wrong without proper preparation.

Learning Objectives:

Amy Stewart

Curriculum Development Specialist
American Association of Directors of Nursing Service

Ms. Stewart has over 20 years of long-term care nursing experience. She currently works as a curriculum development specialist for the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS). She is a subject matter expert in long-term care clinical and quality related topics and clinical reimbursement. She is an author of several published articles for Provider and Long-term Living magazines with topics including nursing depositions, medication reconciliation, and infection control and prevention. In addition, Amy holds a certificate in legal nurse consulting and works part-time as a legal nurse consultant for Hall, Prangle, and Schoonveld in Chicago, Illinois.Prior to joining HPS, Amy was the division director of reimbursement for 18 skilled nursing facilities in the Chicagoland area, part of a larger hospital system that participated in CMS innovative payment models. Previous roles include director of nursing, pharmacy quality consultant, wound care consultant, and MDS coordinator. Amy is an AANAC member and Master Teacher for both AANAC and AADNS and was a presenter at the 2014 and 2016 AANAC national conferences.


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Laura J. Ginett

Hall Prangle and Schoonveld, LLC

Laura J. Ginett
200 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: 312.267.6341
Fax: 312.345.9608
Alt: 312.925.9688
Email: lginett@hpslaw.com

Healthcare Litigation
Long-Term Care Litigation
and Counseling
Boston University
School of Law
J.D. cum laude
University of Illinois, Urbana-
B.A. Political Science, Philosophy
Illinois (1986)
As a member of the catastrophic trial team, Laura J. Ginett is available to practice in
all of our offices and across the country, on a case by case basis.

Laura Ginett concentrates her practice on the defense of hospitals and long-term care
facilities. She has significant experience with cases involving assault and psychiatric issues,
including involuntary commitment and suicide. She has dealt with high exposure cases
that have involved media management.
Laura values personal relationships with her clients, co-defense counsel, opposing counsel
and those who comprise her team at HPS. She believes if people bring their best selves to
the process that the fair resolution of claims becomes a simpler task. Where other counsel
are receptive, she believes in alternate dispute resolution. This is not always possible,
however, and Laura has taken more than 25 cases to verdict. Laura makes herself available
to everyone in the process and treats the counseling aspect of her practice with respect.
Litigation has the potential to breed anxiety and she works to minimize that for her clients
through preparation and communication. Laura has two kids and six step kids and is quite
comfortable with chaos.
In 2000, Laura was elected to membership in the Society of Trial Lawyers, an elite,
invitation-only group, which is comprised of many of Chicago’s top trial lawyers on both
the defense and plaintiffs’ sides. Of particular meaning to Laura is the Society’s focus on
maintaining the highest ethical standards in the trial of cases; and in promoting closer
relationships between and among trial lawyers and the judiciary to further their common
interests in the jury trial system. She served on the Society’s board from 2005-2007.
In 2011, she became an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In
addition, Laura has been named a Leading Lawyer since 2011.
Society of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate Member


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