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On April 23, 2020, it was reported that a nursing home resident who had COVID-19 was found unresponsive by her sister while in her room. The woman who found her sister was not prepared for what she saw; she stated, “the worst thing was going to the window and finding her unresponsive.” At that same nursing home, O’Neill Healthcare, 65 residents and 20 workers have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the State of Ohio, O’Neal Healthcare has the most COVID-19 cases of any nursing home in Northeast Ohio.
Our thoughts are with all of the ill as they work towards a healthy recovery
Nursing Home Liability
Ignorance concerning COVID-19 is not an excuse for failing to care for nursing home patients. Nursing home residents have the right to adequate and appropriate medical treatment and nursing care. It is neglect for a nursing home to have insufficient direct care staff on each shift to meet the needs of the residents. It is the nursing home’s responsibility to assure that it is properly staffed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A reduced staff cannot meet the needs of an elderly nursing home population. Many problems, including injury and death, can result from the lack of adequate nursing home staffing. If your loved one passed away or was injured as a result of poor nursing home staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 meeting 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 work with you during this difficult time 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.