Nursing Homes Failures and the Coronavirus
In recent weeks we have been hearing of even more residents in various Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities across the State of Florida contracting COVID-19. What is concerning is that in a large number of these nursing homes it appears that they were not following infection control safety practices and guidance which were recommended by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over the past few weeks, I have read news articles which indicate that these nursing homes failed to isolate COVID-19 patients, failed to use protective gear, and failed to clean machines and equipment in between using it on other patients. I even read one article which indicated that the same pulse oximeter machine was used on multiple people without sanitizing their fingers or the machine before using it on the next person.
A nursing home’s failure to follow their own policies and procedures, as well as the practices and guidance set forth by State and Federal agencies, including but not limited to AHCA, CMS, the CDC and Department of Health, is negligent. If a nursing home is negligent, and as a result, a resident suffers injuries, including death, the resident may have legal recourse.
If you or someone you know has a relative who contracted COVID-19 in a nursing home, and you suspect that the nursing home failed to follow their own policies and procedures and failed to follow the safety practices and guidance set forth by State and Federal agencies, you may have legal recourse. Give us a call TODAY and we will set up a free consultation to discuss your nursing home negligence claims. You can reach our team of experienced attorneys at 305-371-3666.