Louisiana nursing homes owner seeks to dismiss over a dozen lawsuits

The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes filed a motion Nov. 12 to dismiss over a dozen lawsuits claiming poor treatment of residents during evacuations prompted by Hurricane Ida, according to 4WWL

In the motion, Bob Dean claims he is protected by a provision in the law only allowing patients to seek an injunction, but not damages. Mr. Dean also claims the lawsuits involve medical treatment complaints, which must first go before a review panel.

Mr. Dean first appealed the state's decision to revoke his nursing home licenses and terminate his Medicaid provider agreements on Oct. 5. Nearly 1,000 workers across the seven facilities were laid off on Oct. 28, which are set to remain closed for a year until the trial concludes.

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