Grieving Families Act would leave skilled nursing providers crying their own tears
Dec 12, 2022
Sweeping changes to wrongful death statutes in New York could open a much longer filing period for claims, expand the types of survivors eligible to sue nursing homes and the kinds of damages they can...
Court ruling expanding range for COVID-19 lawsuits should worry long-term care providers: expert
Jun 29, 2022
In a first-of-its-kind ruling in the nation, a California Court of Appeals has allowed the wrongful death suit to move forward. This has sparked widespread concern from businesses about the threat of “take-home”...
COVID lawsuit bounced back to state court, leaving nursing home cases open to ‘inconsistent’ interpretation
Oct 22, 2021
A COVID-19-related wrongful death lawsuit against two New Jersey nursing homes must be decided in state court — and not in federal court as providers had sought, according to a ruling issued Wednesday...
First federal rulings expected in COVID wrongful death suits against nursing homes
Jul 09, 2021
Legal experts are anxiously awaiting decisions in two separate COVID-related wrongful death lawsuits against nursing home providers that are expected to be handed down soon by federal judges.
Providers are fighting COVID-related suits with expanded emergency preparedness law
May 25, 2021
Nursing home operators are taking advantage of an expanded emergency preparedness law passed by Congress in 2020 to shield themselves from COVID-related wrongful death lawsuits.
More than 50 coronavirus wrongful death suits have been filed against long-term care facilities
Oct 01, 2020
Dozens of nursing homes and long-term care providers across the country are already being targeted with coronavirus-related lawsuits, a new report shows.
Ruling opens door to punitive damages in Pennsylvania malpractice case
Jan 29, 2018
A federal judge is allowing punitive damage claims to proceed against a Pennsylvania nursing home where lawyers say a woman fell seven times before being transferred with a dislocated hip.
Class-action OK’d for lawsuit
James M. Berklan
Jun 05, 2017
The Arkansas Supreme Court has agreed with a circuit court that a wrongful death complaint claiming understaffing by a nursing home may proceed as a class-action lawsuit.
Nursing home settles case of resident hit, killed by food cart
Nov 04, 2014
A California long-term care facility has agreed to settle a wrongful death case involving a resident who was struck by a dining cart, local news sources reported Monday.
$1.2 million awarded in case of nursing home resident trapped, fatally burned in bed
Jul 21, 2014
A nursing home resident in Ohio suffered fatal burns from a radiator, leading to arbitration that ended last week with a $1.2 million award.