UNIONDALE, NEW YORK — Michael Duffy, Managing Partner, Duffy & Duffy, PLLC, is available to comment on the new limited malpractice liability law covering hospitals and nursing homes in their treatment of patients with COVID-19. He says that the focus should be on the patients and not on the healthcare facilities’ bottom lines.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a bill into law that limits the liability protections of nursing homes and hospitals only to coronavirus patients from now on. This is a change from the law Governor Cuomo signed in March which provided broader liability protections to healthcare facilities during the pandemic, except during instances of criminal activity or gross negligence.
“The immunity provision contained within the New York State budget, put into place on March 23, was too broad for its intended purpose,” Mr. Duffy says. “It’s not surprising that industry lobbyists went too far in shielding hospitals and nursing homes from incompetence and lack of proper care. At a time when people are out of work and struggling to make ends meet, the focus should not have been on helping the hospitals’ CEOs and owners protect their profits, but protecting patients from corporate greed and ensuring quality of care for all New Yorkers.”
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Based in Uniondale, New York, Duffy & Duffy Law offers solid legal counsel and representation to people who have suffered from negligence and medical malpractice. The firm advocates for patients of negligent physicians and nurses throughout New York, shed light on uninsurable doctors who continued practicing and held insurance companies accountable for dictating patients’ course of treatment, leading to tragic outcomes. Duffy & Duffy Law serves injured individuals throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Kings Counties, as well as the Bronx, Queens and other areas of New York. For more information, call (516) 394-4200 or visit www.duffyduffylaw.com.