Do you have a loved one in an elder care facility, nursing home, or assisted care facility that was infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19)? If so, the facility may be liable for personal injury damages or even wrongful death.
Elder care facilities, nursing homes, and assisted care facilities must protect residents and have a duty not to spread Coronavirus (COVID-19). These facilities should be stringently following and adhering to government protocols. As early as March 9th, 2020, the American Health Care Assocation (AHCA) along with the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) issued guidance for preventing Coronavirus (COVID-19) in nursing homes, elder care facilities, and assisted living communities. If an elder care facility, nursing home, or assisted care facility knew or should have known someone in the facility had Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the facility ignores the issue which results in another resident getting Coronavirus (COVID-19), the facility may be liable for personal injury damages for ignoring the situation that allowed the virus to spread. Additionally, since the residents of these facilities are all at an increased risk of infection, the high-risk situation calls for those caring for the residents to be vigilant and provide certain protections. Due to the high-risk these also means that in some cases, the result of infection may be death. In that extremely unfortunate situation, the personal injury claim may transform into a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims and personal injury lawsuits will be filed against negligent facilities that weren’t prepared or didn’t follow the plan. If the facility fails to take proper precautions to keep residents safe, you may have claims for negligence or even wrongful death.
If you have a loved one who was infected at a facility, please contact us. We can help.
Are you a business owner who has experienced lost or reduced revenue as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
As businesses everywhere are being forced to shut down because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), many business owners are looking to their business insurance policies for protection against their mounting losses. Whether revenue has completely stopped or just reduced, business owners should look at all possibilities for recovery. Many business owners don’t understand all the coverage included in their business policies, like business interruption coverage. Business interruption insurance may cover losses such as lost revenue. Since each insurance policy will have specific language regarding business interruption coverage it is important to have an attorney review any insurance policies for the business.
If you are a business who experienced a loss or reduction in revenue due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact us. We can help.