Faced with 20,000 dead, care homes seek shield from lawsuits
Last updated 5/3/2020 at 12:11pm
BERNARD CONDON, JIM MUSTIAN and JENNIFER PELTZ
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation's nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care.
At least 15 states have enacted laws or governors' orders that explicitly or apparently provide nursing homes and long-term care facilities some protection from lawsuits arising from the crisis. And in the case of New York, which leads the nation in deaths in such faci...