Nursing Homes and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
LAWYER DEDICATED TO COVID-19 CASES IN NURSING HOMES
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm understands COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and is dedicated to providing legal advise and insight into insurance claims on behalf of nursing home residents that fall victim to the coronavirus infection through negligence or wrongdoing by nursing home staff or operators in Miami-Dade and Broward County.
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When treating and caring for the elderly in nursing homes, staff members and operators are required to provide the care and attention elderly residents need to prevent the coronavirus spread and treat accordingly those infected . The Perazzo Law Firm staff of personal injury attorneys in Miaim-Dade, understand the complexities and challenges nursing home operators face everyday when caring for the elderly, but in light of COVID-19 and its potentially deadly effect on nursing home residents, not to mention the risk of contraction that nurses, doctors, and staff working in a nursing face at present.
There are a number of challenges and risks that nursing homes face when preventing and treating coronavirus cases detected among their population of elderly residents. Coronavirus accidents
may also occur in nursing homes especially when the elderly are attended to negligently.
- Timely detection of coronavirus by addressing any COVID-19 like symptoms. Timely detection can greatly reduce the spread of the coronavirus among the elderly, which are at high risk of mortality if they contract the coronavirus.
- Effective treatment and isolation. Nursing home operators and staff must act accordingly for the treatment, isolation, or possible relocation of any suspected infected nursing home residents.
- Proper relocation or hospitalization of nursing home residents that have tested positive for COVID-19. Some elderly resident of nursing homes may be physically impaired or physical states that make moving or being moved difficult or not possible. In this case, the nursing home operators must take the necessary measure to minimize or rule-out any possible health hazards which may jeopardize or worsen the condition of any nursing home residents. In this case, nursing homes should be properly prepared to handle such situations given the threat of the coronavirus.
- Adequate number of doctors, nurses, and staff members to treat and care for nursing home residents. Given the spread of the coronavirus among nursing home and healthcare facility staff members, nursing homes may suffer from a lack of qualified personnel such as nurses and maintenance crews. Thus, elderly residents may be suffering negligence or even wrongdoing as those attending to their needs may be overworked or under-trained to deal with elderly people residing in a nursing home.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH OR ATTEND TO ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ASPECTS TO CONSIDER FOR PROPER CARE OF ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN NURSING HOMES, CAN LEAD TO INSURANCE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, LOSSES, OR WRONGFUL DEATH OF A RELATIVE OR LOVED-ONE RESIDING IN A NURSING HOME.
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COVID-19 WRONGFUL DEATH AND NEGLIGENCE IN NURSING HOMES
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm handles wrongful death claims stemming from negligence in the dealing with victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Negligence among nursing home residents may include failure to properly notify relatives of the nursing home resident in the event the resident shows any potential signs of infection or tests positive for the coronavirus.
Some of the ways nursing home operators or private geriatric home owners may be considered negligent:
- The nursing home did not notify the authorities in time
- The nursing home did not notify any relatives or those legally responsible for the nursing home resident in the event of testing positive
- The nursing home did not have the basic elements with which to treat early symptoms
- The nursing home did not have the necessary supplies to prevent the spread such as masks, hand sanitizers, or goggles
- The nursing home did not apply the suggested social distancing measures among the nursing home population
- The nursing home did implement safety precautions on behalf of doctors, nurses, maintenance crews or other staff when interacting with the nursing home population.
- The nursing home did not have the adequate number of doctors, nurses, or staff members to treat the elderly amid the threat of COVID-19 infection.
- The nursing home did not notify relatives or those legally responsible for the resident in the event of death from the coronavirus or any underlining health conditions.
- The nursing mishandled funerals or conducted burials without notifying or without the consent of legal guardians or loved-one.
If any of these apply to you or a loved-one, contact the Perazzo Law Firm
now and asks about a possible insurance claim for compensation due to negligence on behalf of nursing home staff, operators, or private geriatric home owners.