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On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the State of Ohio announced that thirteen Summit County nursing homes have confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff.
According to Ohio, from April 15 through April 21, 2020, the coronavirus infiltrated the following long-term facilities:
- Arbors at Stow
- Bath Creek Estates
- Bath manor Special Care Center
- Brookdale Senior Lining
- Canal Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Concordia at Sumner
- Grande Village Retirement Community
- Hickory Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Ohio Living Rockynol
- Pebble Creek Healthcare Center
- Seasons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Stow-Glen Retirement Village
- The Colony Healthcare Center
The Summit County Health Department has said that 18 out of 31 coronavirus deaths as of Wednesday afternoon have been linked to nursing homes or long-term care facilities.
Nursing homes in Medina County, Stark County, Portage County and Wayne County have all confirmed COVID-19 cases and multiple deaths.
Our thoughts are with the ill, the deceased, and their families during this most difficult time.
Nursing Home Liability
Although the Coronavirus has taken the world by surprise, nursing homes are legally required to prepare for an infection outbreak. Elderly patients can become seriously ill and even die when a facility is unprepared to follow state and federal regulations regarding infection control. These failures to prepare for the contaminant of infectious disease are grounds for a coronavirus lawsuit against the nursing home. If you have become ill or have lost a loved one as a result of a nursing home’s unpreparedness, you should always speak with a Coronavirus attorney in your time of need.
Our Coronavirus attorneys at Blakemore, Meeker & Bowler Co., L.P.A. are fielding calls now concerning COVID-19 and are experienced in litigating wrongful death and personal injury cases. We will ensure that you receive compensation and justice as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Please contact Attorney Colin G. Meeker at (330) 603-7173 for help understanding your legal options.
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Disclaimer: At Blakemore, Meeker & Bowler Co., L.P.A., we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic across Ohio. We hope to inform those in our community about the outbreak in the hopes that those who are responsible for taking care of our elders will work to avoid unnecessary loss of life in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in the Coronavirus epidemic will receive a speedy recovery.