"Nursing Homes Face Serious Liability Risks from COVID-19," Healthcare Risk Management
Posted On May 21, 2020
In an article published on May 19, 2020 by Healthcare Risk Management, Kelli Sullivan discussed how nursing homes may face an onslaught of lawsuits alleging they failed to properly care for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Nursing homes are especially susceptible to COVID-19 lawsuits because their residents are particularly vulnerable to the virus,” explained Sullivan. “More virus-related deaths means more potential for lawsuits, regardless of how the nursing home performed.”
Sullivan further explained that families will allege the nursing home did not adequately care for the resident once he or she contracted COVID-19. They also will claim the nursing home did not prevent the spread of the virus in the facility.
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