This week, more than 2,200 people from nursing homes in the United States filed a class action lawsuit in a New York federal court over their deaths at nursing homes, alleging that they were forced to sign over their lives and homes to nursing home operators.
The lawsuit was filed by two women who died at a nursing facility in Florida, and was brought on behalf of all women in the U.S. who died after being forced to live at a home without a plan or even adequate health care.
The case, which was dismissed last year, brought a strong national outcry over nursing home abuses, which often left women without access to medical care or the ability to access basic necessities.
Here’s what you need to know about the lawsuit.
What’s the lawsuit about?
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York on Wednesday, alleges that the nursing home industry, led by the National Association of State Colleges and Hospitals, is violating federal law by requiring women who were forced into nursing homes to surrender their lives.
According to the complaint, the Nursing Home Association of America and the National Home Care Association both have a history of refusing to accept new patients who want to become residents.
The National Association claims that its mission is to provide homes with the highest standards of care and the highest quality of care for its members.
The Association also says it has a strong commitment to improving patient outcomes, including the quality of health care and long-term care care, and that it does not discriminate against patients based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
What did the plaintiffs do?
They were told they would have to give up their homes and lives to join a nursing plan that would ensure their care would be as safe and dignified as possible, the lawsuit said.
The plaintiffs, who include three women from Miami-Dade County and one from Georgia, were told the homes would offer health care options that included nursing home care, as well as home-based day care and daycare for infants.
The homes would also offer the option of providing care in other settings, including in-home and outpatient facilities, the complaint said.
At the time, the plaintiffs were enrolled in home- based nursing care and were offered the option to enroll in other home-related services such as home visits, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medication.
The complaint said they were also told that if they did not sign up for these plans, they would be moved into a nursing care facility that would not meet their needs.
What were the plaintiffs told?
The complaint alleges that when the plaintiffs first learned of the nursing homes plans to move into new nursing homes with better care and less safety, they were told that it would be “in their best interest to enroll at other facilities.”
According to The Miami Herald, the women were also offered the opportunity to enroll with a nursing group at another nursing home, but were told, “We are not going to allow you to join our home group.”
The plaintiffs are represented by the Institute for Justice, which is representing the plaintiffs.
What are the nursing industry’s claims?
The National Home CARE Association says the nursing Home Association has a long history of opposing new residents who want care at their homes.
In 2015, it told The Washington Post that “new residents are not welcome” at its nursing home.
The group also told The New York Times in a 2015 story that new residents would not be allowed to visit their homes for two weeks after their first visit, and would not receive care for at least a week after that.
The nursing home association has also said it will not let new residents join its home-oriented programs, and has said it has “zero tolerance” for nursing home residents who “frequently, aggressively, and inappropriately” seek care.
In 2016, it also said that the National Hospital Association does not allow new residents to attend its nursing homes.
The New Jersey Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has said that “New Jersey has not seen a single instance of a nursing center refusing to accommodate new residents.”
It added that “the vast majority of new residents are admitted to a nursing residence after being certified and verified to receive a home care certificate.”
In a statement, the National Health Care Association, which represents nursing homes nationwide, said that it is “disappointed in the actions of the plaintiffs” and that “there is no basis for the claims of the Plaintiffs.”
The association did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
What do the lawsuits have to do with nursing home abuse?
The nursing homes involved in the lawsuits were operating under the Nursing Care Association’s nursing home plan, which required new residents in nursing homes and other residential settings to sign a commitment that their care at the homes and their health care would not change if they chose not to enroll.
Under that plan, a nursing staff member was responsible for the care of new home residents.
Under the proposed plan, if a nursing worker were to see a patient with a