Nursing Home Coronavirus Exposure
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Acclaimed as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Elite Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Fight to Obtain Justice for Residents Carelessly Exposed to COVID-19 in Western New York Nursing Homes.
Nursing homes were designed primarily to watch over and protect our aging loved ones. Unfortunately, many elderly residents placed in these facilities can no longer take care of themselves. Some residents need assistance with simple everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed, dressing, or bathing. Families entrust administrators and staff members at elderly care centers to fulfill their legal duties of keeping our loved ones safe. As the pandemic began, top doctors from around the country warned that the elderly and those with weakened immune systems were extremely vulnerable to suffering severe symptoms and dying from COVID-19. Elderly care centers knew that their residents were among those most at risk if they contracted the coronavirus. As such, administrators should have had pandemic plans in place to protect seniors and keep them COVID-19 free. Nevertheless, crucial protocols were recklessly overlooked, and the deadly virus still found its way into many long-term care facilities. Regrettably, in some of the nursing homes that COVID-19 entered, the disease devastated residents.
Since the beginning, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation throughout local nursing homes. Our seasoned attorneys were shocked and outraged to discover that some long-term care facilities failed to take necessary precautions to protect residents. In the wake of a rapid spread of infections at long-term care facilities, serious accusations have been made regarding the negligent mismanagement of the coronavirus and lack of vital safety measures to shield their residents. If nursing homes simply exercised reasonable care, elderly coronavirus infection rates could have been significantly reduced. However, tens of thousands of victims needlessly suffered from COVID-19 because nursing homes neglected their legal obligations.
If a long-term care facility carelessly exposed your loved one to the coronavirus, it is imperative to call Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his battle-tested COVID-19 exposure attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal rights. Our veteran attorneys will aggressively fight for the rights of any elderly victims who have been unnecessarily exposed to the coronavirus. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has dedicated his legal career to helping injured victims and their families pursue justice. It would be the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s pleasure to represent you in demanding that the responsible nursing home accepts accountability for recklessly exposing its residents to the coronavirus. We will treat you with respect and compassion and help you get through this difficult time. Our elite team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form.Proving That Residents Were Negligently Exposed to COVID-19
Sadly, even before the pandemic began, elderly residents have been neglected and disregarded in nursing homes throughout the country. Investigations discovered that many elderly care centers disregarded warnings and failed to abide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations. Proving negligence is key to building a successful nursing home COVID-19 exposure case. In other words, we need to show that the resident contracted the virus because their facility failed to provide adequate care. This includes neglecting to respond appropriately to the pandemic or provide sufficient medical care. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys are prepared to conduct a meticulous investigation into the COVID-19 practices of your relative’s long-term care facility to determine whether recommended CDC guidelines and DOH directives were followed. Some of the possible evidence that the nursing home’s negligence could have led to a COVID-19 outbreak include:
- Medical records displaying coronavirus symptoms and diagnoses of staff members or residents;
- Confirmation of call-outs by staff because of COVID-19 symptoms;
- Any internal reports or memos revealing failure to abide by sufficient sanitization procedures;
- All records showing visits from family members, suppliers, and other outside sources;
- Requesting a copy of the nursing home’s infection control protocol;
- Looking for violations to social distancing guidelines, such as group meals and social gatherings;
- The facility’s guidelines for monitoring those residents with COVID-19 symptoms;
- The nursing home’s data regarding the number of on-site and in-hospital COVID-19 fatalities;
- Ensuring that the center had the necessary medical supplies; and
- Assessing whether personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, gloves, and gowns, was mandatory.
Our battle-tested attorneys will stop at nothing to obtain the necessary evidence. We can use the information above to compare your nursing home’s management of the pandemic to the applicable standards of care. Our goal is to determine if the facility properly implemented infection control guidelines or if corners were cut just to save time and money.
WAS YOUR FAMILY MEMBER A NURSING HOME RESIDENT THAT BECAME INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK NURSING HOME COVID-19 EXPOSURE INJURY LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
If you suspect that your loved one got infected with or died from the coronavirus because of their nursing home’s negligence, it is crucial to contract the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. as soon as possible. Victims can expect that our highly experienced personal injury firm will thoroughly investigate all of the circumstances surrounding their infections. Although it may have been impossible to prevent COVID-19 infections and deaths at every nursing home, these facilities should still be held liable for any cases resulting from negligence. Neglecting or mistreating the elderly is never acceptable, even in pandemics.
Nursing homes are likely to argue that no amount of planning or diligence could have prevented the rapid spread of COVID-19 in their facilities. Nevertheless, when long-term care facilities failed to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many residents became violently ill and died. You may have a case of negligence or wrongful death against the responsible facility, especially if it is determined that the resident contracted the disease by preventable means. Those nursing home residents that have unnecessarily suffered severe COVID-19 symptoms may be eligible to pursue recovery for damages through a personal injury lawsuit, which may include compensation for:
- The resident’s COVID-19-related hospital bills and other medical expenses;
- Permanent disabilities suffered;
- Family members’ missed time from work;
- Loss of consortium or companionship;
- Loss of quality of life;
- Unnecessary pain and suffering (both physical and mental) suffered by the resident;
- Costs associated with moving the resident out of the negligent nursing home; and
- Any other anticipated damages.
Furthermore, for families that lost a loved one due to COVID-19, although nothing can erase the pain of your loss, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team is standing up for those families and residents who have needlessly suffered from the coronavirus as a result of carelessness. We will not allow negligent nursing homes to get away with recklessly exposing victims to COVID-19. You deserve the best personal injury attorney in Western New York to fight on your behalf and ensure that you are adequately compensated. Our seasoned COVID-19 attorneys have decades of experience investigating the practices of long-term care facilities. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating and distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America, our elite law firm will fight to obtain the best result for your coronavirus case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. offers confidential and complimentary case evaluations and would be honored to speak with you regarding your case. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Call us today at 716-839-3939.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!