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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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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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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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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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Will Florida nursing home personnel get immunity for negative COVID-19 outcomes?

Two Florida residents died and five people were found to be infected in a nursing home in Pompano Beach on April 14, 2020, but many others have been infected throughout the state.  Long term residential health care facilities and nursing homes…