Court strikes down pandemic liability law shielding providers
Oct 02, 2023
An immunity shield law that offered skilled nursing and other healthcare providers liability protection during the pandemic has been ruled unconstitutional by a state court, which could have major implications...
More nursing home COVID cases stay in state courts — for now
Jul 05, 2023
A recent rash of federal court orders made clear the path for COVID-related lawsuits in nine states, but more controversy over PREP Act immunity for protection could be brewing as another court considers...
Appeals court strips provider of possible COVID lawsuit shield
Apr 18, 2023
A federal appeals court has agreed to send a COVID-related lawsuit against a nursing home back to state court, asserting that a federal law designed to protect providers delivering care during the pandemic...
HHS to extend PREP Act protections for pharmacy workers after end of PHE
Apr 16, 2023
Pharmacy providers will continue to have liability immunity when administering COVID-19 and vaccinations, treatments and tests after the end of the Public Health Emergency, the Department of Health and...
An analysis of PREP Act immunity for LTC facilities
Dec 04, 2022
A host of lawsuits over the past two years involve nursing homes where patients or their estates allege that patients contracted COVID-19 due to the facilities’ negligence or failure to properly act. ...
SCOTUS denies nursing home petition, keeping COVID care cases out of federal court — for now
Nov 22, 2022
Lawsuits against nursing homes for allegedly failing to treat residents properly during the pandemic are more likely to be heard now in state and not federal courts. That’s one conclusion after the US...
Federal COVID cases with major LTC implications headed for November action
Oct 28, 2022
Two cases that could play a pivotal role in determining how well skilled nursing providers are protected by a federal COVID shield law are headed for important federal court dates.
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Aug 12, 2022
COVID nursing home cases to be consolidated over NY state immunity repeal, PREP Act questions … As feds catch up with rising healthcare costs, consumer medical prices may climb … New test to predict...
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Aug 09, 2022
Appeals court denies COVID-19 wrongful death suits under federal immunity protection law …Pressure injuries found in 11% of SNF stroke rehab patients … Netsmart acquires Zimmet’s Core Analytics …...
Unraveling PREP Act immunity for providers with Drew Graham and Olga Kats-Chalfant
May 03, 2022
Nursing home providers seeking protection from lawsuits and financial liability related to the care they’ve provided during the pandemic are largely dependent on the federal PREP Act, especially...