COVID-19 Nursing Home Cases
Elderly individuals are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 illness, especially those who live in nursing homes. Because the virus is so easily spread between individuals living in close proximity, nursing homes quickly became a hot spot, even after lockdowns were implemented. At Becker Law Group, we believe many nursing homes did not act soon enough nor follow the complete guidelines in order to stop the spread of the virus. Our team is here to represent individuals who were infected and died from COVID-19 due to the negligence of nursing home management. If your loved one died from complications due to COVID and was exposed to the virus at their nursing home residence, please reach out to us for help.
Getting Justice for Those Who Deserve It
Though nothing can bring back a loved one who has passed away suddenly, receiving compensation can help you cover funeral costs and other expenses related to their death. Our job is to help you get this compensation. The team at Becker Law Group can help you build a wrongful case that shows the nursing home where your loved one resided was not prepared and did not act quickly enough to protect the well-being of their residents. Many facilities did not properly test staff and other residents to identify infected individuals and quarantine them from others. This resulted in rapid transmission throughout facilities resulting in numerous unnecessary deaths. Even after being placed on lockdown, many facilities saw spikes in COVID-19 cases, which suggests that staff were not tested and brought the virus into the facility where residents were infected. This is simply not acceptable, and corporations must be held accountable.
The Appropriate Response to COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
While many nursing homes failed to enact proper practices in response to the pandemic, others were able to take quick action to prevent their facility from developing into a virus hotspot. Those who handled the outbreak correctly were able to save countless lives and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.
All visitors, including family and friends, should have been strictly prohibited as soon as the news of the pandemic hit. Many facilities waiting until it was too late, and the virus had already found its way into the population.
All staff should have been tested before being allowed to return to work, even if they were asymptomatic. Many people are carrying the virus without showing any symptoms. With testing of staff across the board, those individuals could have been identified and been ordered to quarantine at home.
As soon as an individual began exhibiting symptoms, they should have isolated to a contained environment and should only have been cared for by designated staff that did not interact with the rest of the residents. Doing so would have helped to contain the virus to fewer individuals.
Contact Us Today for Additional Information
Did you lose an elderly loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic due to the inaction of their nursing home facility? No one should have to suffer the untimely death of a loved one because of the negligence of a corporation. Let us help you receive compensation for wrongful death and get the funds you need to pay for funeral expenses and emotional distress. Reach out to us today for a consultation.