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Pennsylvania Nursing Home Patient Alert – Act Now: Stand Up to The Pennsylvania Associations and Medical Societies Lobbying Governor Wolf to Take Away the Legal Rights of Nursing Home COVID-19 Victims

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Under Fire: COVID-19 Outbreaks, Lobbying for Immunity, and Your Rights

Families of Pennsylvania nursing home residents affected by COVID-19 outbreaks are facing a double blow: the devastating impact of the virus itself and a powerful lobbying effort attempting to strip them of their legal rights.

While nursing homes grapple with rising infection rates and inadequate safety measures, industry giants are pushing for legislation granting them immunity from lawsuits, leaving families with dwindling options for justice and accountability.

COVID-19 Impact on Pennsylvania Nursing Homes: A Call to Action

The situation in Pennsylvania nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic has raised serious concerns about patient rights and safety. Families of affected residents must be aware of the lobbying efforts aimed at granting civil immunity to these facilities, potentially stripping away vital legal protections for patients.

Lobbying for Civil Immunity: A Nationwide Trend

  • Pennsylvania’s nursing homes, like those in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, are seeking civil immunity amid the pandemic.
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society urged its members to support an executive order for medical liability immunity. The Pennsylvania Health Care Association made a similar appeal to Governor Wolf.

Nationwide Push for Liability Protections

  • There’s a movement across the U.S. to secure legal protections for nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Tobias Millrood of the American Association of Justice expressed his personal loss and concerns about this trend in a letter to the New York Times.

Concerning Trends in Nursing Home Care

  • Despite health recommendations, some nursing homes have failed to conduct adequate testing and provide safe environments.
  • Statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Health reveal a sharp increase in coronavirus cases and deaths in nursing homes.

Advocating for Rights and Safety

  • If you or a loved one suffered from COVID-19 in a Pennsylvania nursing home, it’s crucial to understand your legal rights.
  • Contacting state representatives and the Governor’s office is vital to voice the importance of maintaining patient rights and seeking compensation for any negligence.

A Grim Reality:

  • 276% surge in nursing home cases since April 16th, 2020. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Over 2/3 of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 deaths occurred in nursing homes. (Pennsylvania Department of Health)
  • 12,000+ residents and 1,700+ staff members infected across 500 facilities. (current estimates)

Nursing Home Neglect and the Push for Immunity:

  • Failure to implement proper testing protocols and safety measures.
  • Disregarding recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • Lobbying efforts by organizations like the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Pennsylvania Health Care Association urging Governor Wolf to grant civil immunity.
  • Nationwide campaign by the nursing home industry for similar protections.

Families Face an Uphill Battle:

  • Losing loved ones to preventable outbreaks.
  • Struggling with grief and financial burdens.
  • Now facing the potential loss of their legal right to seek compensation for negligence.

Taking Action:

  • Contact The Levensten Law Firm at 215-545-5600 to discuss your legal options and protect your rights.
  • Raise your voice: contact your state and local representatives, and Governor Wolf’s office, to oppose immunity for nursing homes.
  • Share your story and raise awareness about this critical issue.

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