Abuse and Neglect

State and Municipal-Run Nursing Homes Are Not Subject to Punitive Damages for Abuse and Neglect

Posted on January 21, 2021

New York Public Health Law Section 2801-d provides for punitive damages against nursing homes whose abuse and neglect of a resident was willful or was committed in reckless disregard of the resident’s rights. One would like to think that that rule would be applicable to private as well as government-run nursing homes alike. In fact, […]

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