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Controversial COVID-19 Drug Administered at Pennsylvania Nursing Home

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A Pennsylvania nursing home recently came under fire after it was discovered that the facility had administered hydroxychloroquine to residents battling COVID-19, without first obtaining approval to conduct an experimental treatment. Although touted by some as being a legitimate treatment for COVID-19, the FDA recently warned against the use of hydroxychloroquine in non-hospital settings… Read More »

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The Physical Loss Requirement of COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

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As long as a virus exclusion is not included in a company’s business interruption policy, most disputes arising from COVID-19-related claims will depend on whether a claimant can prove that the closure of a business property (due to contamination or threatened contamination), qualifies as physical loss or damage. This could prove to be an… Read More »

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Were Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths Preventable?

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While the coronavirus has affected the health of millions of people, certain individuals have proven to be at an especially high risk of contracting the virus. For instance, the New York Times reports that while only seven percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases have occurred in long-term care facilities, deaths in these same facilities account… Read More »

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Federal and State Agencies Launch Investigations into Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

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Recently, FBI investigators and officials from the Attorney General’s office raided two Pennsylvania nursing homes where hundreds of residents and employees had tested positive for COVID-19. Both nursing homes in question are located in the Pittsburgh area, operated by the same company, and accused of neglect, fraud, and abuse, especially in regards to violations… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Pittsburgh Nursing Home for COVID-19-Related Deaths

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In July, the family of a woman who passed away after contracting COVID-19 while working at a Pennsylvania nursing home filed a claim against the facility and its owner for wrongful death. The family claims that the home, which had a history of safety and sanitation problems, failed to provide employees with sufficient protective… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Refuses to Consolidate COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases

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Thousands of businesses across Pennsylvania have been forced to close their doors as a result of mandatory COVID-19-related statewide closures. In an effort to help offset resulting losses, many companies have begun filing business interruption claims with their insurance providers. Unfortunately, many insurers have refused to honor these claims, leaving business owners unsure of… Read More »

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Why Nursing Homes Have Become Hotbeds for COVID-19

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While a number of agencies and healthcare facilities have been criticized for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes have come under particularly intense scrutiny. These inquiries have often proved to be well-founded, as nursing homes have struggled for months with increasing rates of COVID-19 at their facilities. How the pandemic will affect… Read More »

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Filing a COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claim

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Business interruption insurance helps business owners cover the cost of lost income and expenses when their companies are unexpectedly closed due to a government order or disaster. If approved, these claims can help policyholders pay rent, taxes, employee paychecks, and loans. Unfortunately, many business owners who purchased business interruption insurance policies as a precautionary… Read More »

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Reports of Distracted Driving in Philadelphia Reach Alarming Levels

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Philadelphia, as one of the busiest cities in the state is regularly inundated with reports of distracted driving. In fact, in one recent report, Philadelphia was ranked as the third least focused state in the country, with drivers much more likely to use their phones while driving than in other cities. Unfortunately, distracted driving… Read More »

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What it Means When Workers’ Comp Benefits are Suspended for Voluntarily Withdrawing from the Labor Market

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Once an employee’s workers’ compensation claim has been approved, that individual’s employer will generally be required to continue to compensate the claimant until he or she has fully recovered. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however, in which case, an employer or its insurer can suspend a person’s benefits indefinitely. For instance,… Read More »

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