Not for the Elderly

by Colin G. Meeker, Attorney at Law

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On April 28, 2020, Washington Times reporter Cheryl Chumley penned a strong analysis on the COVID-19 pandemic. Chumpley’s analysis can be read at In part, Chumley opines as follows: 

The new coronavirus is real.

The response to the coronavirus is hyped. And in time, this hype will be revealed as politically hoaxed.

In fact, COVID-19 will go down as one of the political world’s biggest, most shamefully overblown, overhyped, overly and irrationally inflated and outright deceptively flawed responses to a health matter in American history, one that was carried largely on the lips of medical professionals who have no business running a national economy or government. The facts are this: COVID-19 is a real disease that sickens some, proves fatal to others, mostly the elderly — and does nothing to the vast majority.

That’s it. That, in a nutshell, is it.

Or, in the words of Dan Erickson and Artin Massih, doctors and co-owners of Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California: Let’s get the country reopened — and now.

“Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. … [T]he data is showing it’s time to lift,” Erickson said, in a recent interview.

He’s right. They’re right.

As America’s economy begins to awaken, we would like to send our best wishes to all those whose lives were affected by COVID-19.

Nursing Home Liability 

As can be seen from recent news and scientific study, COVID-19 affects our elderly population far worse than it does any other age population. It just so happens that many American’s elderly are housed in nursing homes or assisted living centers. While the coronavirus pandemic may be the biggest hoax in American political history, it is certainly not a hoax to elderly nursing home residents. As our country’s economy begins to rebound, it is important to remember that the elderly in our nursing homes are still at risk; they may be at risk for many more months. Family members of nursing home residents must be diligent in looking out for their elderly loved ones. This means assuring that Ohio’s nursing homes are following state and federal law. Resident family members and advocates can learn more on essential Ohio nursing home laws by reviewing Attorney Colin G. Meeker’s analysis on 8 Ohio nursing facility laws you must know during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your loved one at a nursing home has become infected by COVID-19, and you suspect that the home violated the law, 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 engaging 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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