When we talk to you about whether or not your nursing home case makes sense for us to take on a contingency basis, which means that if we win you pay us a percentage of what we get and if we lose, you don’t owe us anything, it has to make sense three ways. First it has to make sense medically. Did the nursing home violate a safety rule, policy, procedure or regulation that they are required to follow?
The second way it has to make sense is legally. Does it make sense legally means that the policy or regulation that was violated caused harm. Let me give you an example. Let’s say you’re driving your car with your right headlight out and you’re hit from behind, and the person who hit you says, “Well, you violated a safety rule. You violated a regulation. Your headlight was out.” Well legally that wouldn’t make sense because that had nothing to do with anything. You were hit from behind.
So the case has to make sense medically, it has to make sense legally and the third thing is it has to make sense is economically. There has to be some damages. There has to be some harm. So those are the three things we look at.