Bloomberg Law
April 28, 2020, 9:33 AM

Fraud Suits, DOJ Probes Await Nursing Homes After Virus Abates

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

Mounting coronavirus infections and deaths at U.S. nursing homes will spur a storm of private litigation under a federal anti-fraud statute and possible criminal investigations by a Justice Department eager to probe substandard care at the facilities.

More than 10,000 nursing home residents and staff members have died from Covid-19—the illness caused by the coronavirus—and nearly 51,000 are infected with the coronavirus itself at more than 4,000 facilities in 36 states, according to an analysis of state data by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The numbers would be higher, but only 36 states currently report the information.

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