Posted June 8, 2020
As many long-term care facilities begin to reevaluate care plans post-coronavirus, families across the nation are wondering when their loved ones who were victims of negligence will receive justice. As the pandemic reaches its fifth month in the United States, that is a problem many will continue to grapple with.
In a New York Times article, it has been reported that COVID-19 has killed more than 44,000 residents and staff members in nursing homes nationwide. In America, 40% of COVID-19 fatalities have stemmed from nursing home facilities. While the data shows that the virus is the cause of death, family members know that the true killer was widespread negligence.
In addition to faulty disease and infection protocols in these facilities, families claim that the real cause of death for some residents occurred from negligent health conditions that could have been avoided.
One woman in a Vermont-based facility died from a urinary tract infection that went undetected. The woman had just beat COVID-19 before the infection had spread through her body.
In another nursing home facility, a resident had choked to death on a grape.
Where is justice for those victims? That will be the question as time continues into the post-coronavirus new normal.
How to Detect COVID-19 Nursing Home Negligence
To file a medical malpractice claim as a result of COVID-19 negligence, families will need to prove:
- There was a violation of the standard of care.
- An injury was caused by this negligence.
- The injury resulted in significant damages.
Forms of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms. The most common forms of nursing home abuse are:
- Nursing home neglect
Many families are now looking at how quickly the viruses spread within the facilities as the most prominent form of neglect. Without proper equipment, protective gear, and access to supplies, families are now questioning when these horrific wrongs will be addressed.
If you have a loved one who died or suffered serious injury as a result of inadequate care at a nursing home facility or long-term care facility, you deserve justice.
Our nationwide COVID-19 nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys are here for you. This pandemic has robbed your loved ones of valuable time.
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