A new COVID-19 relief package being considered in the U.S. Senate calls for significant liability protection for employers as they resume business during the pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act on July 27. A key feature of interest to employers is the liability protection […]
As the COVID-19 death toll in LTC facilities reaches nearly 12,000, SNFs are pushing states to provide immunity from lawsuits over the disease, NBC News reports. A nationwide shortage of PPE, staff, and tests has taken its toll on the already vulnerable SNF resident population, and facilities are seeking protection from litigation that will stem […]
Increased lawsuits against ALFS: How to avoid them
The changing climate of assisted living facilities (ALF) has attracted the attention of potential lawsuits that used to target nursing homes. This shift follows the increase of higher-level services offered by ALFs, laying out a familiar battle ground for attorneys who filed suit against nursing homes. These lawsuits mimic a common theme seen in SNF cases: the facility chooses profit over people.