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Nebraska COVID-19 nursing home cases account for the majority of state deaths.

While the COVID-19 virus has not been as damaging to the health of younger people in the U.S., it is taking a heavy toll on minority populations, and nursing homes and long term care facilities are hardest hit in Nebraska, accounting for about…
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Nursing homes seek immunity from legal action related to COVID-19 in Nevada.

  Nevada is one of 15 states to grant some type of immunity to nursing homes and long term care facilities amid the COVID-19 crisis.  Among these state directives there is some variation, but they mostly apply to injuries, deaths and…
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Missouri reported COVID-19 in almost 80 nursing homes with over three dozen deaths.

  According to new information released by the state of Missouri, the coronavirus has infected residents in nearly 80 nursing homes and assisted care facilities, while the total death toll for the state as of May 10th was 482 individuals…
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The majority of Minnesota COVID-19 deaths has occurred in nursing homes.

  A suburban Minneapolis nursing home said 47 residents have died from complications of COVID-19, the most at any long-term care facility in Minnesota. St. Therese, which has a 258-bed capacity, said all residents have been tested.…
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COVID-19 isolation takes a toll on Montana nursing home residents as they die alone.

Federal and state laws have been put into place to protect nursing home residents’ basic rights and ensure they are not abused or neglected in their living situation, including the right to be free from isolation, but the unprecedented impact…
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If Mississippi grants COVID-19 treatment immunity to nursing homes, can I still sue for abuse?

  COVID-19 has taken the world by surprise and left healthcare professionals to find the best possible means of limiting exposure and treating the effects of the deadly virus.  Nursing homes in the United States have taken a significant…
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Several Florida Nursing Homes Cited for Deficiencies Prior to COVID-19 Outbreak

Were they ever equipped to fight against the virus?   Several nursing homes in Florida have become a hotspot for the COVID-19 virus—and it’s no surprise. The fact is, the majority of people living in these facilities possess the very…
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Is compensation available for COVID-19-wrongful death in Michigan nursing homes?

  Nearly 97,000 residents and staff from America’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, with over16,000 residents and staff member deaths, representing roughly a quarter of the nation’s overall…
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Is a COVID-19-related wrongful death in a Maryland nursing home considered abuse?

More than half of the Americans residing in nursing homes across the country are older than 75 years of age and may have a pre-existing medical condition that has led to their need to live in a skilled facility.  Federal and state laws are…
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Who is responsible for the nursing home COVID-19 health crisis in Massachusetts?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 1.3 million Americans live in nursing homes, and more than half are over the age of 75.  Every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity, to…
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Can legal action be taken for COVID-19 reporting in Maine nursing homes?

About 1.3 million Americans live in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more than half are over the age of 75.  There are 6,849 beds available in Medicare and/or Medicaid-certified nursing…
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Is negligence the reason for increased COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana nursing homes?

Governor Edwards announced that funding will be made available to study why the 33% of  Louisiana’s African American population account for nearly 60% of COVID-19 deaths.  Over 400 of those deaths were residents of Louisiana nursing homes…
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Will blanket immunity be granted to Kentucky nursing homes for COVID-19 deaths?

A state of disaster emergency was declared by Kentucky’s Governor Beshear on March 6, 2020, addressing the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus. As of April 24th, Kentucky has confirmed COVID-19 cases at 59 of its long-term…
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Will COVID-19 emergency disaster plans protect Kansas nursing homes from lawsuits?

Reasonable precautionary measures. If someone died at a long term care facility, or nursing home, also referred to in Kansas as an adult care home (ACH), because they were not isolated from sick individuals, a degree of  responsibility may…
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Are Florida nursing homes liable for COVID-19-related outcomes after immunity request?

The Florida Health Care Association asked for “sovereign immunity” to be extended to health care professionals and facilities amid the coronavirus outbreak, as they attempt to care for patients who have contracted COVID-19 in Florida long-term…
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Are lawsuits supported by Mississippi nursing home transparency in COVID-19 transmission?

Mississippi considers long-term care facilities and nursing homes as high risk locations for COVID-19 transmission, because residents are older and may be in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities is considered an outbreak…