Nursing home negligence cases can arise out of many different issues in a nursing home, assisted-living facility, or another type of long-term care facility in the Cleveland area. During the coronavirus pandemic, many nursing home residents are becoming infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.
Yet it is important to remember that, just because a nursing home is focused on infection-control issues and news stories are citing nursing home deaths caused by the coronavirus, that does not mean the facility is providing adequate care to all the other residents.
Whether you need help with a COVID-19 nursing home negligence claim or another type of nursing home abuse lawsuit, I can help with your case. In the meantime, the following are five things you should know about filing a nursing home negligence lawsuit during the coronavirus pandemic.
- COVID-19 Deaths May Be Caused By Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing homes are required to prevent infections in their facilities. When nursing home negligence results in a coronavirus outbreak in a facility, or a patient failing to receive immediate treatment for a suspected COVID-19 infection, the facility may be liable.
Families of elderly nursing home residents are filing claims against nursing homes and long-term care facilities where dozens of seniors have died as a result of COVID-19 infections, according to a recent report from NPR.
According to that report, as of April 23, more than 10,000 residents of nursing homes across the U.S. have died from COVID-19.
- Other Types of Nursing Home Abuse Can Occur During the Pandemic
While many people are focused on nursing home negligence tied to COVID-19 deaths, you should not forget that other types of nursing home abuse and neglect can still occur. If you have concerns about an elderly loved one’s safety, you should discuss those concerns with an attorney as soon as you can.
- Courts May be Closed, But You Can Begin the Process of Filing a Claim
Ohio courts are closed or limited to only emergency matters throughout the duration of Ohio’s stay-at-home order, you can still begin the process of filing your claim.
- You Need to File Your Claim Quickly
Most personal injury lawsuits in Ohio have a two-year statute of limitations. If you wait too long to file your claim, it can become time-barred. I can get started on your case immediately.
- You Do Not Have to Leave the Safety of Your Home to Work with a Cleveland Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
I am available to you despite the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic. We can schedule a meeting by phone or discuss other options for meeting virtually. The most important thing is for you to know that you do not need to leave the safety of your home to have representation from an experienced nursing home negligence attorney.
Call Me for Assistance With Your Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit
Nursing homes in Cleveland and throughout the country owe a certain duty to their patients and residents. When a nursing home does not take the necessary precautions to prevent serious infections like COVID-19, or when other healthcare services suffer because the nursing home is focused on coronavirus exposures, it is important to know that it may be possible to seek financial compensation by filing a claim.
Nursing homes house some of Ohio’s most vulnerable residents, and I want to make sure anyone who causes harm is held accountable. I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office today at 877.944.4373 to learn more about how I can help.