Buffalo Business First turned to Goldberg Segalla partner Julie P. Apter to explain legislation signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will narrow liability protections for health care and long-term care professionals and providers. The law—covered in a GS Long-Term Care client alert—allows for nursing homes and health care providers to be held liable moving forward in lawsuits and criminal prosecutions for care provided to patients that are not being treated for COVID-19.
“The bottom line is that despite the opposition, the governor is taking the step to return litigation to the way it was prior to Covid-19, without taking away the immunity for the past four to five months,” Julie explained.
Julie advised that all nursing homes should maintain diligence in treating residents and patients, including recordkeeping and adherence to the latest guidelines on the prevention of COVID-19.
“Amendment Narrows Liability Immunity for NYS Health Providers Around COVID-19,” Buffalo Business First, August 8, 2020 (login required)
Julie Apter is a seasoned attorney with more than 30 years of experience, maintaining a focus on a wide range of employment law, general litigation, and constitutional and civil rights matters for both public and private clients, including numerous health care and long-term care companies, national food and beverage franchises, and municipalities and public entities. In the increasingly regulated and complex employment landscape, Julie provides guidance to clients with keen insight into the intricacies of successful employment litigation.