December 3, 2020
Long before COVID-19 reached eldercare facilities and began sickening residents and staff members, state officials were aware that most Californian nursing homes had severe problems of all kinds. According to Nursing Home Compare, just in one facility, Californian inspectors identified 85 infringements last year, including not providing dental care to a resident and letting pressure sores to advance in another one.
June 30, 2020
If you or someone you love was injured at a hospital due to negligence, you may be questioning if suing the hospital for negligence to recover damages applies to your case. The answer is yes, any patient has the legal right to collect compensation for an injury caused by negligence. But although Medical Malpractice laws are designed to protect the rights of the harmed individual, the first step in asserting those rights must be taken by the patients themselves.
May 28, 2020
Approximately 82% of the nearly 1.200 Nursing Homes battling outbreaks of the novel coronavirus in California have been cited repeatedly by inspectors in the past two years for violating federal infection-control standards, according to the Sacramento Bee.
May 14, 2020
The California Department of Social Services released information about cases and deaths at eldercare facilities. The data reveals that at least 41% of all known COVID-19 deaths (as of April) in California occurred among residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Since then, the number of nursing home deaths jumped 51% in eight days from April 23 to May 1, and deaths in assisted living facilities nearly doubled between April 20 and May 3.
April 8, 2020
Over the weekend, a nursing home in a small New Jersey town requested 25 body bags from authorities. On Monday the 15th, the New Jersey police received an anonymous tip about a body being stored in a shed outside one of the state’s largest nursing homes.
When the police landed, the alleged corpse had been taken away from the shed. Still, they discovered 17 bodies piled inside the facility’s tiny morgue, intended to hold no more than four people.
A total of 68 people associated with the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center have recently died, with 26 having tested positive for COVID-19. It is still unclear whether any of the 17 bodies found were due to the Coronavirus.