Lobbying groups warn lawsuit against nursing home could have far reaching consequences

The 78-year-old's daughter Vivian Zayas, of Deer Park, is suing for negligence and wants the repeal of the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act.

News 12 Staff

Jun 15, 2021, 3:12 AM

Updated 1,045 days ago

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Two powerful lobbying groups for New York hospitals are warning that if a lawsuit against a nursing home isn't tossed it could have far reaching consequences and could cause massive financial harm.
As News 12 has reported, Ana Martinez lost her battle with COVID-19 in April 2020 at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehab.
The 78-year-old's daughter Vivian Zayas, of Deer Park, is suing for negligence and wants the repeal of the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act. The act largely shielded hospitals and nursing homes from malpractice suits -- to be applied retroactively.
"We want accountability, and we want an opportunity to hold the nursing homes accountable for not doing proper, what they could have done to save her life," says Zayas.


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