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Court nixes nursing-home civil rights claim (access required)

A county-operated nursing home can’t be sued under federal civil rights law for a patient’s death after repeated falls during her residency, a Charlottesville federal court has ruled in a case of apparent first impression in Virginia. The court rejected the new theory of lia­bility based on federal statutes and regula­tions governing nurs­ing homes that receive ...

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