Defense Verdict For Nursing Home

On Friday, January 19, 2024, at 6 pm, the jury returned a DEFENSE VERDICT in favor of the leadership and care givers who provided amazing care, treatment and services to a resident who resided and was very well cared for during her 5-year residency, including on April 28, 2020.

Significant Provider Victory in Major COVID-19 Case

This article describes the legal aftermath of that self-reported outbreak; the governments’ (both federal and State) response; and the decision of a State Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) regarding whether the enforcement actions the government imposed were legally sufficient and supportable.

New York State Department of Health Releases Advisory Prohibiting Nursing Homes From Denying Admission Due to Coronavirus

Once again, we have a politician making policy decisions without the benefit of reason.  Incredibly, Governor Cuomo (of New York) has directed that New York nursing homes CANNOT deny admission or re-admission from a hospital in instances where there is either a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or a suspected case of COVID-19.  If such a decision is enforced, it will lead to unnecessary additional affliction and death from the disease.  Irresponsible decisions, such as this, will only serve to prolong this unprecedented pandemic.