Video Transcript:
Gabriel V. Kory: Initially I think I wanted to become a lawyer because I wanted to help people. I became a plaintiff lawyer, the kind of lawyer that represents victims and victims families, because when I first became a lawyer I was defending institutional healthcare providers, hospitals, nursing homes and after doing that for a few years I realized that what I really wanted to do was helping the folks who were actually who I was defending. So the reason I became a plaintiff’s lawyer or person that represents folks that are victims is because I’ve done the other side and I knew that that’s what I didn’t want to do for the rest of my life. And that’s given me kind of a very unique perspective and over the last 13 years I’ve done nothing but sue institutional health care providers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. I think I feel very lucky to do what I do for a living. I get up every day knowing that what I do actually helps people. We feel very fortunate in that we handle a very limited number of cases in this office. So I know each one of the families I represent and I feel very lucky to do that. In addition to acting as a lawyer, I’m also an Associate Professor of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. A few times a year we are provided the luxury, or the opportunity rather, to communicate, to teach, to lecture second and third year medical students and in that capacity we are teaching these medical students about elder abuse and neglect. So in addition to practicing law I also teach elder abuse and neglect and how that influences or what influence the law has on elder abuse and neglect to medical students.