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Long Island Healthcare Facilities Fined for COVID Violations

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken an enormous toll on nursing homes throughout the country, claiming the lives of at least 65,446 residents and staff across 4,100 facilities and accounting for 38 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States.

Nursing home residents are disproportionately affected because elderly adults and those with underlying conditions are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Additionally, reports suggest that nursing home employees may not be following the coronavirus guidelines put forth by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Newsday Report Indicates 3 Long Island Facilities Were Cited for Virus-Related Workforce Violations

In early November, Newsday reported that three Long Island healthcare facilities were recently cited by the federal government for alleged coronavirus-related workforce violations and given proposed fines totaling nearly $22,000. These suspected infringements include not giving a medical evaluation to employees for the use of respirators, not fit-testing respirators on employees, and not reporting a work-related death of an employee to OSHA within eight hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in early March, the agency has handed out nearly $2.5 million in penalties that came from 179 inspections, Newsday reports.

While the nation attempts to reopen, experts have yet to get a handle on how to best protect residents in nursing home facilities. If you suspect your long-term care facility has done a poor job at containing or preventing a coronavirus outbreak, contact a nursing home coronavirus exposure lawyer today.

Call an Expert Nursing Home Coronavirus Exposure Lawyer in New York City

During this critical time, nursing homes must take every precaution to protect their residents and front-line employees from being exposed to or contracting COVID-19. Many nursing homes have protected their residents by following guidelines and adhering to strict protocols, but other facilities have neglected the wellbeing of the most vulnerable among us. If you suspect a loved one has suffered neglect during the coronavirus pandemic, the attorneys at Dalli & Marino, LLP are here to help.

We understand how stressful it can be to watch your loved ones face any form of trauma, pain, or distress. We’re a group of successful nursing home abuse lawyers whose verdicts and settlements have recovered millions of dollars for our clients since 1996. Our team of highly skilled trial attorneys approaches each case on an individual basis and are dedicated to helping you recover the money you deserve to compensate you for your loss. Give us a call at (516) 292-4700 or complete our contact form today.

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