Webinar – COVID-19 Litigation – Laying the Groundwork for Uncharted Territory

April 15, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
CHI owner insured organization risk managers, in-house counsel, quality improvement and patient safety managers


Will memories sustain the profound impact COVID-19 has had on health care delivery? Or when claims and suits mature, will memories be clouded regarding the extraordinary circumstances under which care was given in the pandemic?  In this one hour presentation, attorneys Bryan Reid and Lann McIntyre will discuss the current landscape of COVID-19 litigation and risk mitigation for the uncharted territory of future legal actions in healthcare related COVID-19 cases.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:
1. Discuss the current landscape of COVID-19 litigation as it relates to health care organizations.
2. Describe anticipated claims related to hospitals and LTC organizations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Review and implement, as appropriate, risk mitigation strategies to prevent or defend COVID-19 related claims.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number 12205 for 1 contact hour.


Bryan Reid, Esq.
Lann McIntyre, Esq.
Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Lann G. McIntyre is a partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the Appellate Practice group. Ms. McIntyre has over 35 years of experience first as a civil litigator and then as an appellate specialist. Ms. McIntyre represents both public and private clients in civil writs, appeals and mandate proceedings. She has briefed and argued cases in the Ninth Circuit and every appellate court in California.

Her experience includes representing municipalities, cities, counties and other public entities in writs and appeals. She has also represented corporate and individual clients in a wide range of substantive areas of law including healthcare, elder abuse, employment, personal injury, government claims, anti-SLAPP, police excessive force, attorney professional negligence, and family law.

In addition to appellate briefing and oral argument, Ms. McIntyre has acted as embedded appellate counsel during trial and has extensive experience in working with trial lawyers to achieve success and preserve the record before, during, and after trial through dispositive motions, trial briefing, in limine motions, and post-trial motion work. Ms. McIntyre is certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in appellate law and is one of 36 attorneys certified as a specialist in San Diego County.

Bryan Reid is a partner in the San Bernardino office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Long-Term Care & Elder Law Practice. Mr. Reid’s civil trial practice focuses on the defense of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare and long-term care professionals and organizations. He also has experience litigating cases in the field of sports and recreation liability having represented some of the most well known names in professional sports. He has extensive experience handling matters involving:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Long Term Care Litigation
  • Elder Abuse
  • Healthcare Provider Liability
  • Healthcare/Long-Term Care Management Liability
  • Sports and Recreation

Mr. Reid has successfully tried many cases involving claims of professional negligence, elder abuse, fraud, products liability, unfair business practices and punitive damages, and has obtained trial victories against some of the most recognized plaintiffs’ firms in the country. He has recognized expertise in all aspects of nursing home and medical malpractice litigation with a strong reputation for obtaining successful results for his clients through law and motion, mediation, arbitration and trial. Mr. Reid serves as national monitoring counsel for a leading insurance carrier providing advice, guidance and expertise on high exposure, long-term care cases. He has obtained defense victories and successful resolution of high-profile cases involving injury and death of professional athletes.

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