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John Dalli Warns That Immunity for Nursing Homes Will Cause More Resident Deaths – New York Daily News

Patient on a gurney being loaded onto an ambulance for transport

By granting nursing homes immunity from liability for negligent care during the COVID-19 health emergency,

Governor Cuomo has taken away from elderly residents the protections that the law provides to keep them safe in these facilities. The regulations that the Governor lifted have been in place for over 50 years and are the one thing that kept owners of nursing homes in check: laws with teeth that hit their pocketbooks, writes John Dalli in the May 29, 2020 edition of the New York Daily News.

Dalli, a partner in the law firm Dalli & Marino, LLP, says that after 20 years of prosecuting neglect cases against nursing homes, he has seen how owners repeatedly understaff their facilities to maximize profits.

He writes that Cuomo says the nursing homes will do the right thing – but that’s a lie.

“Yes, COVID is still a threat in nursing homes. However, many more residents are going to sustain falls, medication errors and infections – the type of things I have seen for years due to low staffing. More residents are going to die. Get ready for it.”

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Photo credit: Patient loaded into the back of an ambulance by emergency medical workers outside Cobble Hill Health Center. AP Photo/John Minchillo, via US News.


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