9th Circumscription The decision will not end the fight against the virus in care homes

By Y. Peter Kang (March 2, 2022, 1:03 PM EST) – The Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling that a COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing home is not preempted by federal health emergency law is a big win for nursing home residents in a key region, but plaintiffs’ attorneys say the industry won’t stop its attempts to keep federal lawsuits going until the U.S. Supreme Court steps in .

On February 22, a Ninth Circuit panel upheld a district court remand order that Southern California nursing home Glenhaven Healthcare LLC must face allegations that it caused the death of the COVID-19 resident Ricardo Saldana in state court. The panel unanimously decided that public preparation…

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