Henson, Todd Condemn NC’s Broad COVID Immunity Law In Washington Post Report

August 24, 2021

A recent report in The Washington Post spotlights three closely watched North Carolina cases involving the broad protections the state’s COVID-immunity laws offers health care providers. Post reporter Christopher Rowland quotes Elizabeth Todd of James Scott Farrin, who is representing two families grieving loved ones who were nursing home residents, and former NCAJ Nursing Home Litigation Section Chair Carma Henson of Henson Fuerst, P.A. The story also outlines the case against a Wilmington nursing home where Garrett Garland Jr. resided. NCAJ member Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. represents the Garland family. Rowland writes that while 38 states have adopted similar immunity measures, “What’s new in North Carolina is that it’s the first state where immunity claims are being cited in court by facilities to defend themselves against cases that are not related to COVID-19 and treatment.” Read the Post article here and find an earlier report from Pro Publica reporter Sean Campbell on one of Todd’s cases.