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On Monday, April 20, 2020, families of residents living at the Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ravenna were shocked to see the nursing home on Ohio’s list with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Even more shocking was the eight people who reportedly died from the virus at The Woodlands. The group includes five women, ages 67, 83, 91, 94 and 96; and three men, ages 79, 94 and 90. Families of the deceased and of other residents at The Woodlands are still waiting for the nursing home to address COVID-19 cases in its facility.
Our prayers are with all of these families as they work to heal during this most difficult time.
Nursing Home Liability
COVID-19 is a newly recognized infectious outbreak. However, it is neglect for a nursing home to withhold from residents and their authorized representatives, the fact that COVID-19 has infiltrated a nursing home. Under Ohio law, nursing homes are required to immediately report cases of COVID-19 to the local health department; it should be no different with families. In these trying and difficult times, families deserve to know whether their loved one is sick or at risk of contracting COVID-19. If your loved one has passed away due to Coronavirus while at a nursing home and the nursing home was not transparent about his or her condition or risk, you should always speak with a COVID-19 attorney in your time of need.
The COVID-19 attorneys at Blakemore, Meeker & Bowler Co., L.P.A. are assisting families now who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19 while at nursing homes. We are experienced in litigating wrongful death and personal injury cases and will be by your side throughout these trying times in order to compensate you for your loss. 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.