5 recent nursing home lawsuits

Here are five recent nursing home lawsuits Becker's has covered since Oct. 10:

  1. Leading Age New York, an 80-member nursing home and care facility group, is suing New York state over a minimum staffing law and seeking an injunction to prevent the law's enforcement.

  2. New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing Rehabilitation in Woodbury for allegedly diverting more than $22.6 million in Medicaid and Medicare funds to the owners' pockets.

  3. New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Comprehensive at Orleans, alleging the nursing facility used the state's Medicaid program for personal profit.

  4. New Orleans nursing home operator Bob Dean has reached a $12.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit related to a botched evacuation of more than 800 older adults to a warehouse during Hurricane Ida, which resulted in the death of several residents.

  5. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey reached a settlement agreement with a Rowley-based nursing home over failure to implement appropriate infection control procedures at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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