Can A Family Sue After Elderly Death Due to COVID-19?
Across the country, thousands of elderly patients are succumbing to coronavirus. Nursing home administrators need to take reasonable measures to keep residents safe. Abuse covers not just physical or sexual abuse but also negligence. This includes putting residents in danger amidst the virus.
About Nursing Home Neglect
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a heart-wrenching decision. Millions of families each year have to consider placing a parent or grandparent in a facility where their medical needs and day-to-day living needs can be met. We would like to think that the people with whom we entrust their care will provide the same standard of care we gave, but, sadly, that is often not the case. In fact, nursing home abuse and neglect are becoming an epidemic in the United States, and what is taking place in these homes is despicable.
Deceased Family Member Due to COVID-19
If someone you loved passed away due to COVID-19, then compensation could be available. Many facilities need to take reasonable precautions to protect your loved ones. Therefore if an injury or death occurred from the virus due to non-diligent isolation precautions, the facility may be legally responsible. This should also include those with chronic medical conditions. An unclean facility, bad staff hygiene, and neglecting infectious disease protocols could continue the spread of the virus.
Plus, many healthcare facilities are using this confusing time to test medications on residents. Doctors are experimenting on residents to test possible COVID-19 treatments. A doctor in Texas administered the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine on dozens of elderly patients diagnosed with COVID-19. This is extremely unethical and dedicated attorneys like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm will hold them liable.
Did Your Loved One Contract COVID-19?
If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected, do not accept denials. Instead, contact a knowledgeable lawyer experienced with representing victims. We have been assisting the injured for 20 years. We help clients from all over the country. Our consultations are completely free. Call today.