Nursing homes and assisted living centers have the unshakable responsibility to keep their residents safe and healthy during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. No matter how widespread the virus becomes, safety measures must be taken by nursing homes to limit resident exposure. When reasonable measures are not taken and elderly residents become sick, the nursing home could be held accountable for any harm done.
Clinesmith Law Firm is standing by to hear from and help people file claims or lawsuits against nursing homes that fail to protect them and their loved ones from the coronavirus. Our nationwide coronavirus nursing home neglect attorneys are entirely focused on nursing home neglect cases – we are not distracted by any other type of case. With our focus and dedication, you can feel confident that your claim will be taken seriously and handled effectively.
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The risk of severe illnesses sweeping through a nursing home and infection vulnerable elderly residents is nothing new. What is new about the coronavirus is how dangerous it appears to be for seniors in particular. Young people tend to experience no or mild symptoms at most, but seniors with heart and respiratory complications can become extremely ill when exposed to COVID-19. A disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths include elders.
Knowing how dangerous coronavirus can be for seniors, nursing homes have no excuse not to do all they can to protect their residents. Whatever precautions they take already should be increased further while the virus is still spreading and while no vaccine is available.
To name only a few of the COVID-19 safety measures nursing homes should be taking:
Elderly patients with coronavirus may exhibit the following symptoms and more:
Please keep in mind this is only a quick list of potential coronavirus symptoms. It is in no way a diagnostic tool prepared by a doctor or virologist. You should only rely on a trusted medical professional to diagnose and treat you and your loved ones.
The difficulty of a nursing home coronavirus exposure claim will be proving that the virus actually originated due to nursing home neglect. COVID-19 is widespread and feels to some to be unavoidable. Invisible carriers – people who are contagious but show no symptoms – are also uncountable until testing for the virus becomes available in hospitals throughout the United States.
A nursing home accused of negligent care and allowing the spread of the coronavirus within its halls will likely try to avoid liability by pointing to the prevalence of the virus in the outside world. To overcome their arguments, our lawyers can take steps to gather evidence that the virus strain originated in the nursing home or spread due to neglectful safety practices.
Examples of evidence we may be able to use to improve your claim’s viability:
You and your loved ones should not have to suffer from the coronavirus when it could have been prevented with reasonable safety measures. Our Dallas nursing home coronavirus lawyers are ready to help you pursue fair and maximized compensation to help you get through and past what has happened. Your damages could include the cost of nursing home care, medical treatments and hospitalization, and non-economic damages for your family’s emotional trauma.
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