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.
Supreme Court declines Extendicare’s appeal to review arbitration case
Jul 03, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Extendicare Homes to review a conflict over an arbitration agreement and wrongful death lawsuit.
Extendicare resident’s arbitration agreements should stand, jury concludes
Jan 14, 2014
Arbitration agreements signed by a resident of an Extendicare facility are valid, a jury in Kentucky determined Friday.
Judge: No expert testimony needed to advance tub-death case against Emeritus Corp.
Apr 04, 2013
The estate of a woman who died in an Emeritus Corp. assisted living facility may pursue wrongful death and medical malpractice claims without providing expert testimony, U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron...