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DOJ finds poor care at New Jersey state-run veterans’ homes during pandemic violated Constitution


Inadequate pandemic infection control and medical care at two New Jersey state-run veterans homes violated the U.S. Constitution, the New Jersey Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

The discoveries made at the Menlo Park and Paramus veterans homes deal a blow to the Murphy administration, whose response to the pandemic at those care facilities has been heavily criticized since Covid-19 reached New Jersey in 2020. Homes are operated by the Department of State. of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs.

“The Paramus and Menlo Park Veterans Homes fail to provide the care required by the U.S. Constitution and subject their residents to unacceptable conditions, including inadequate infection control and deficient medical care,” the prosecutor said. New Jersey American Philip Sellinger in a statement. “These conditions must be quickly corrected to ensure that our veterans and their families in these facilities receive the care they so deserve. We won’t stop working until they do.