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TEMPLE, TX — Bell County health officials announced a Temple nursing home has 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases and one death. A woman in her 90s became the fourth Bell County fatality. 

Health officials announced that 18 residents and nine staff members at Weston Inn Nursing and Rehabilitation tested positive for the virus. 

Staff who were affected are currently isolating at home. 

According to a news report, all residents and staff members were initially tested for coronavirus on May 16. However, those results came back negative. 

On Friday, however, a new case surfaced in the facility. Operators contacted the Bell County Public Health District to arrange another round of testing. 

According to Bell County Health District Directo Amanda Robison-Chadwell, at least five cases were among individuals that are at high risk due to age and other health conditions. 

As of June 1, Bell County reported 367 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Weston Inn Nursing and Rehabilitation is a for-profit nursing home owned by Caraday Healthcare. Caraday owns and operates 13 nursing homes in Texas.

COVID-19 affecting Texas Nursing Homes

With Governor Greg Abbott’s mandate that 100% of nursing home residents and staff in the state be tested for, Carlson Law Firm nursing home abuse and neglect attorney J.T. Borah expects the number of nursing home COVID-19 cases to increase exponentially. 

If you believe your loved one died from a nursing home coronavirus infection, contact The Carlson Law Firm as soon as possible. Nursing home lobbyists are moving quickly to protect themselves from lawsuits. 

What can I do to protect my loved ones from nursing home COVID-19 exposure?

Many nursing homes are doing their jobs and have implemented strategies to ensure their residents are safe. However, the facilities that have not are slowly being identified. Borah recommends that families who have the bandwidth to take care of their loved ones at home, remove them from their facilities until the serious COVID-19 threat passes. 

Can a nursing home COVID-19 exposure attorney help me recover medical expenses?

Yes. Compensation is available if your loved one has been harmed by the negligence of a nursing home. We can help you recover compensation for the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Call us today to speak with a qualified nursing home infection exposure lawyer.

Contact a Coronavirus Infection Nursing Home Lawyer

A nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer can help you if your loved one contracted the coronavirus is a nursing facility. If your loved one developed COVID-19 in a Texas nursing home, contact The Carlson Law Firm at 512-804-7277.

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