PPE for Nursing Homes

by Colin G. Meeker, Attorney at Law

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

On April 30, 2020, it was reported that the State of Ohio has obtained 4.1 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE). Ohio plans on sending the PPE to state nursing homes and other congregate living facilities. Included in the PPE are N95 masks, face shield, surgical-type masks, and non-medical gloves. The equipment will be distributed by county emergency management agencies.  

As first responders continue to care for the ill at Ohio’s nursing homes, we would like to send our prayers to all of those who are working diligently to care for the ill.

Nursing Home Liability 

COVID-19 has taken our country by storm since January 2020. However, it is unacceptable for nursing homes to be running low on PPE and other items necessary to prevent infection. Failure by nursing home administrators to prepare for mass-infection, such as COVID-19, is grounds for a Coronavirus lawsuit. When essential supplies are missing, resident’s lives are put at risk. N95 masks, face shields and other PPE products are not new, they are commonly used items throughout the medical field. Families of residents must ask themselves why essential supplies are not available? Why didn’t nursing homes have adequate supplies prior to the outbreak? Why were nursing homes not prepared for the worst?  If your loved one has passed away due to Coronavirus while at a nursing home and the home lacked the supplies needed to prevent infection, 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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