Columbus, OH – Updated COVID-19 Numbers

by Colin G. Meeker, Attorney at Law

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(Columbus, OH) – On May 6, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health reported that 499 patients of long-term care facilities have died due to COVID-19. 

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Additionally, the Department reported that 2,354 patients and staff currently have the virus, an increase of 259 from a week ago. 

Now, nursing home, assisted-care and intermediate-care patients account for 41% of Ohio’s 1,225 known COVID-19 related deaths to date.  

(Columbus, OH) – On May 6, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health reported that 499 patients of long-term care facilities have died due to COVID-19. 

Additionally, the Department reported that 2,354 patients and staff currently have the virus, an increase of 259 from a week ago. 

Now, nursing home, assisted-care and intermediate-care patients account for 41% of Ohio’s 1,225 known COVID-19 related deaths to date.  

As COVID-19 continues to infiltrate our county’s nursing homes, we would like to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the virus.

Nursing Home Liability  

As the death totals among Ohio’s nursing homes continue to increase, we wish to remind families of residents of the responsibility of nursing homes. Elderly in nursing homes are there, usually, because they cannot take care of their everyday living requirements. It is up to the nursing home to provide a safe living environment for residents. With COVID-19, some long-term care facilities have failed to meet the needs of its residents. Families must question the preparedness of nursing homes prior to and during an outbreak. This includes understanding what safeguards and procedures are in place at the home. If your loved one has become infected by COVID-19, and you feel the nursing home could have done more to keep residents safe, 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 interviewing 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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