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Coronavirus Cases At Nursing Homes Will Reportedly Result In Private Litigation Under Federal Anti-Fraud Statute

  • April 28, 2020

Bloomberg Law (4/28, Pugh, Subscription Publication) reports “mounting coronavirus infections and deaths at U.S. nursing homes will spur a storm of private litigation under a federal anti-fraud statute and possible criminal investigations by a Justice Department eager to probe substandard care at the facilities.” Over “10,000 nursing home residents and staff members have died from Covid-19...and nearly 51,000 are infected with the coronavirus itself at more than 4,000 facilities in 36 states, according to an analysis of state data by the Kaiser Family Foundation.” CMS Administrator Seema Verma “last week said hand-washing, proper use of personal protective equipment, and separating residents by their coronavirus status ‘continues to be a challenge’ at the nation’s nursing homes.”