Cases Have yet to Peak

by Colin G. Meeker, Attorney at Law

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The administrator of Windsor House nursing home stated that the spread of COVID-19 will be won or lost in the nation’s nursing homes

The administrator of Windsor House nursing home stated that the spread of COVID-19 will be won or lost in the nation’s nursing homes. COVID-19 has a disproportionate effect on senior care centers. This is so because frail, older residents with underlying health conditions are most susceptible to contracting the disease. Nursing homes in the Mahoning Valley continue to be in dire need of tests and personal protective equipment in order to protect residents and staff. In addition, Windsor House blames the supply chain for their lack of sterilizing wipes and gowns. Windsor House stated that when COVID-19 first stuck, their staff were going to hardware stores and buying face shields. Windsor House admitted that this is the darkest time in the industry during their 61 years in business.    

Click HERE for the list of long-term care facilities with confirmed cases in Ohio. 

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Pittsburgh increases, we would like to send our best to everyone affected by the virus.

Nursing Home Liability 

The COVID-19 pandemic is another, in a long list of, United States outbreaks which have affected our great country. People are beginning to understand that it is unacceptable for nursing homes to be running low on PPE, hand sanitizer, and other essential supplies. Similarly, it is troublesome that these same nursing homes, who are low on supplies, are using materials not approved by the Center for Disease Control. Failure to prepare for an outbreak is grounds for a COVID-19 lawsuit against the provider. When essential supplies are missing, resident’s lives are put at risk. Families of residents must look to the nursing home’s financial date to see how money was allocated in 2019. It would be troublesome to learn that a nursing home had excess revenue to purchase supplies with, but instead, that money went into the operator’s pocketbook. If your loved one has passed away due to Coronavirus while at a nursing home and you have concerns, you should always speak with a Coronavirus attorney in your time of need.      
The COVID-19 attorneys at Blakemore, Meeker & Bowler Co., L.P.A. are currently working with families who lost residents of nursing homes with COVID-19 now. We are experienced in litigating wrongful death and personal injury cases and will be by your side as you grieve while we assist you in compensating 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.


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