Kentucky News

by Colin G. Meeker, Attorney at Law

email: cgm@bmblaw.com :: office: 330.253.3337 :: mobile: 330.603.7173

On April 27, 2020, Ohio’s neighbor, Kentucky, released data showing that 46% of all of its COVID-19 deaths were residents of nursing homes. As of April 26, 2020, Kentucky reported that 610 residents and 280 employees in 60 long-term-care facilities had tested positive for COVID-19. Ninety-five residents and one employee have died of the virus.  Kentucky is now creating a long-term care task force to find ways to slow down the spread of COVID-19 inside the homes; it will also increase testing. In part, Kentucky government officials blame the number of deaths on the lack of supplies and the lack of staffing at nursing homes.  

As Kentucky’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, we, along with all of Ohio, would like to send our best wishes to everyone affected by the virus. 

Nursing Home Liability 

The American healthcare system has known of COVID-19 since December 2019. If you are concerned about your loved one’s nursing home’s preparation in response to learning of the virus, you have options. Every Ohio nursing home has a procedure to file a grievance. Unfortunately, the resident’s grievance will be submitted to the nursing home’s own grievance committee. The better course is to file the grievance directly to Ohio’s Department of Health, while also providing a copy to the nursing home’s grievance committee. The best action you can take is to contact an experienced nursing home attorney to advocate aggressively on the resident’s behalf. If your loved one has become infected by COVID-19 while at a nursing home, and you question whether the facility was properly prepared for an outbreak, 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 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 and walk you through your options in order to compensate you for your loss. Please contact Attorney Colin G. Meeker at (330) 603-7173 for help understanding your legal options. 

Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
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.

Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
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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