It’s no secret that nursing homes have been hit hardest by the coronavirus. Unfortunately, elderly adults or those with underlying conditions—often found in nursing homes—are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. While the nation attempts to reopen, experts have yet to get a handle on how to best protect residents in nursing home facilities. If the longterm care facility your loved one is in has done a poor job at containing or preventing a coronavirus outbreak, contact a Nursing Home Coronavius Exposure Lawyer today.
There have been more than 10,300 deaths nationwide among elderly patients in long-term care facilities. In fact, Longterm care facilities have been closed off from visitors since the outset of the coronavirus. As a result, many families have no clue what is going on in these facilities. They may not know if their loved ones are well, sick, abused, or neglected. The Carlson Law Firm’s Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney can help you get answers.
Texas Nursing Homes with COVID-19 Outbreaks
While the state of Texas isn’t releasing names of all of the facilities that have reported COVID-19 cases, there have been media reports of several nursing homes and rehabilitation centers that appear to have outbreaks. Texas nursing homes with reported COVID-19 outbreaks include the following:
- Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brenham
- Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Austin
- West Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Austin
- Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, San Antonio
- Brentwood Nursing Center, Dallas
- Brentwood Place, Dallas
- Skyline Nursing Center, Dallas
- Monticello West, Dallas
- Brentwood Place Two, Dallas
- Edgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center, Dallas
- The Reserve, Richardson
- Weston Inn Nursing and Rehabilitation, Temple
If your loved one has developed COVID-19 in a Texas nursing home, contact The Carlson Law Firm. Our leading nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer is ready to take your call.
Can I Sue for COVID-19 Exposure in a Nursing Home?
Yes. Nursing homes that failed to implement appropriate protocols and strategies to prevent or limit the spread of the coronavirus can be held accountable under the law.
If you believe your loved one is sick with COVID-19, it’s important to speak with a nursing home coronavirus exposure lawyer right away. On March 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for nursing homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Why did the Coronavirus Spread so Rapidly in Nursing Homes?
At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, nursing home facilities should’ve immediately implemented prevention strategies. Viruses are introduced to nursing home facilities by staff and visitors. The guidelines for coronavirus were the same as flu guidelines.
- More ways for germs to enter the body. While open wounds should be covered with a clean bandage, this doesn’t always happen in understaffed facilities. Additionally, an employee who doesn’t practice proper hand hygiene could infect a patient during wound care.
- Improper sanitizing. Disinfecting equipment is a major component in preventing infection and controlling the spread of disease. For example, items that come in contact with mucous membranes or bodily fluids require high-level disinfection.
- Staff not following cleanliness protocol. Nursing home staff can be quite busy from the moment they enter the doors for their shift. As a result, they may rush from patient to patient without realizing they’ve forgotten to wash their hands.
I Believe My Loved One Died From a Coronavirus Infection in a Nursing Home, But I Can’t Prove Coronavirus Was the Cause
While Texas is refusing to release the names of long-term care facilities where residents have died from COVID-19, you may still be able to prove the cause of your loved one’s death. Retaining a qualified Nursing Home Coronavirus exposure attorney can help you get started on the right path.
What Damages Can a Nursing Home COVID-19 Exposure Lawyer Help Me Recover?
Compensation is available if your loved one has been harmed by the negligent behavior 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 for more information about how our Nursing Home COVID-19 Exposure Lawyers can help.
Contact a Nursing Home COVID-19 Exposure Lawyer
If you’ve lost a loved one or been exposed to COVID-19 in a nursing home, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Our Nursing Home COVID-19 Exposure Lawyers can be reached at 512-804-7277, or fill out a contact form.
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