As America ages and modern medicine extends our life spans far longer than our ancestors could ever have imagined more and more senior citizens are moving into nursing homes or similar care centers.
Well over two million men and women in their retirement years are now housed in such facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but understaffing, abuse and negligence have generated a wave of nursing home negligence lawsuits.
Additionally, the problem of nursing home negligence has been dramatically escalated by the arrival of the new coronavirus, Covid-19.
If you or a loved one are the victim of injury or abuse because of the actions of a caregiver or nursing home facility there are now legal options available through the network of specialized lawyers available through injuryhelpdesk.
Free case evaluations are now being offered by the attorneys in injuryhelpdesk’s national network but be advised there may be strict legal time limits that could adversely affect your options in seeking compensation so please contact us immediately.
SHOCKING NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS
NURSING HOME DEATHS REVEALED
An increasing number of Americans have lost loved ones in nursing homes due to the coronavirus and other factors. The latest wave of coronavirus deaths, as reported in a recent article in The New York Times, is shocking:
“The first warning of the devastation that the coronavirus could wreak inside American nursing homes came in late February, when residents of a facility in suburban Seattle perished one by one, as families waited helplessly outside.
In the ensuing six weeks, large and shockingly lethal outbreaks have continued to ravage nursing homes across the nation, undeterred by urgent new safety requirements. Now a nationwide tally by The New York Times has found the number of people living in or connected to nursing homes who have died of the coronavirus to be at least 7,000, far higher than previously known.
In New Jersey, 17 bodies piled up in a nursing home morgue, and more than a quarter of a Virginia home’s residents have died. At least 24 people at a facility in Maryland have died; more than 100 residents and workers have been infected at another in Kansas; and people have died in centers for military veterans in Florida, Nevada, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.
On Friday, New York officials for the first time disclosed the names of 72 long-term care facilities that have had five or more deaths, including the Cobble Hill Health Center in Brooklyn where 55 people have died. At least 14 nursing homes in New York City and its suburbs have recorded more than 25 coronavirus-related deaths. In New Jersey, officials revealed that infections have broken out in 394 long-term facilities — almost two-thirds of the state’s homes — and that more than 1,500 deaths were tied to nursing facilities.
Overall, about a fifth of deaths from the virus in the United States have been tied to nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, the Times review of cases shows.”
Not all of these cases, of course, were caused by negligence. But loved ones of those who died will be seeking answers to what happened and how it happened. Many of them will be seeking legal assistance to investigate and determine whether there was negligence, understaffing or abuse.
Such a course of action can be incredibly stressful and frustrating without the assistance of experienced, skilled attorneys such as those available through injuryhelpdesk to guide you through this process.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE LAWSUITS?
The following is a list of the most common types of nursing home lawsuits that the national network of attorneys at injuryhelpdesk is investigating:
- Physical abuse
- Mental abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Negligence of care
- Medical malpractice
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death
- Substandard hiring practices
- Substandard training of staff
- Breach of statutory or regulatory rights
If you or a loved one has been a victim of any of those factors contact the national network of specialized lawyers available through injuryhelpdesk as soon as possible because beginning an investigation early to gather evidence early is critical in a nursing home negligence case.
Contact us for a free case analysis of your nursing home negligence case as soon as possible to initiate aggressive representation to seek the compensation for which you or a loved one may be eligible.