CoronavirusNursing homes and assisted living facilities have become a hot bed for the infestation of Covid-19 or Corona Virus.  Over 40% of all Covid-19/Corona Virus deaths have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Our loved ones in nursing homes do not have to be exposed to Covid-19.  They can be protected from it.

As you know, our office has been fighting for justice for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect for over 30 years.  Our office has provided help in cases of bed/pressure sores, malnutrition/dehydration, neglected infections/sepsis or other illnesses, failures to prevent patient falls, and errors in medications.  Recently, our office has been receiving complaints with regard to not only victims who have died from Covid-19but employees and staffers who were not provided with proper equipment and were negligently exposed to the highly contagious disease.

Nursing homes make money to care for the elderly and sick and should be responsible for their well-being.  A nursing home may be negligent with regard to someone’s exposure to Covid-19 by failing to minimize and reduce the risk of exposure.  Nursing homes are responsible for properly staffing their facilities, providing the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), recognizing and reacting to patients who may be infected, and isolating and quarantining potentially infected residents.  Right now, our only way of preventing the spread of the corona virus is through isolation of potentially infected people.

If you or a loved one has contracted Covid-19, the time to act is now.  To avoid responsibility, nursing homes are currently running propaganda campaigns.  For instance, some business engaged in the care of the elderly are trying to blame the victims’ deaths on their age and comorbidities (other life-threatening illnesses).  Some even argue that most victims would have only lived for a year had they not been exposed to Covid-19.  However, a new study released shows that this is not trueand that most victims had on average at least 10 years of life left when they became infected.  Regardless of whether it was 6 months or 6 years, that time or any time to live is very precious to us all.