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(Columbus, OH) – On June 11, 2020 Dr. Amy Acton stepped down as Health Director. Dr. Acton said with the state reopening, Ohio is entering a new “phase” of learning to resume life with COVID-19. “I think there is a sort of natural shift that is occurring here that makes it sort of a good time so I can refocus,” she said.
Along with the news of Dr. Acton today comes the update of nursing home deaths. As of today, 1,745 Ohio nursing home patients are now dead with COVID-19; 71% of all known Ohio COVID-19 deaths.
Nursing Home Liability
Waiting to enact an infection control procedure until after an outbreak hits, and the government recommends action, is unacceptable. We live in the most advanced healthcare system in the world. Families of nursing home residents should not accept it when a nursing home administrator says “We did all we could do.” Ask what was occurring prior to COVID-19. Ask what protocols were put in place to stop infection in December 2019. The answers to those questions could be shocking. If your loved one has become infected by COVID-19, and the nursing home they reside was unprepared, 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 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.