Q: Are nursing homes required to have insurance?
I was recently in a medical malpractice suit against a nursing home on behalf of my husband who is now deceased. The suit ended unfavorable as the nursing facility responded to having no insurance and was threatening bankruptcy. Are nursing facilities required by law to have insurance?
Shockingly, many states allow nursing homes to go uninsured, or to be grossly underinsured. This is a major problem because nursing home companies will spring up and then go bankrupt like a corporate shell game. They do this in order to avoid judgments and creditors.
The best bet is to find the individuals that own/control the web of corporations who play these corporate shell games and name them in the underlying nursing home negligence lawsuit.
Hope that helps.
Senior Justice Law Firm
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys
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