New York Nurses Allege Inadequate Safety Protocols in Lawsuits Against State, Hospital Systems

Union says dangerous work guidelines and protective gear shortages helped spread Covid-19 among nurses, their families and patients

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28365365体育投注The New York State Nurses Association filed three lawsuits against the state and two hospital systems on Monday, alleging that dangerous work guidelines and protective gear shortages exacerbated the spread of the novel coronavirus.

28365365体育投注The state’s largest nurses’ union filed suit against the New York Department of Health in New York County Supreme Court, charging that it failed to ensure that health-care employees had enough safety equipment, including N95 respirators and fluid-resistant gowns.