Washington, DC asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for District of Columbia

Q: A long term care facility offering rehabilitation failed to provide rehabilitation for three months, injury was incurred

Neither physical rehabilitation nor assistive devices were received. Governor's order required all licensed physical therapists to continue to provide care during state lock down.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington, DC attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. Your post didn't include a question, but if you are wondering whether this could give rise to a legal cause of action, it could be a challenging case. You're looking at demonstrating damages that might have stemmed from failure to administer therapy. That could involve conjecture - where the severity of the impact could depend on the nature of the injury (which is not mentioned - and which would require a medical and not a legal opinion anyway). You could consult with a Washington, DC attorney for their take on the matter, given additional facts and details. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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