COVID-19 Coronavirus Nursing Home Cases Demand Strong Legal Action
Our Tampa nursing home neglect attorneys can fight for your family’s rights
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has hit nursing homes especially hard in Florida. Nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths statewide have involved nursing home residents and workers. That’s why it’s important for families with loved ones living in a nursing home in Florida to understand their rights and their legal options in the event of a COVID-19 case or fatality. Armando Personal Injury Law can help.
Our Tampa law firm can guide you through the legal process every step of the way. Nursing home abuse and neglect attorney Armando Edmiston and his talented legal team have years of experience dealing with complex cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect. We can help you find answers, take action and demand justice.
Common causes of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes
COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, often occurs in nursing homes because residents and staff members are in such close contact with each other indoors. That’s why it’s critical that nursing homes take the necessary precautions to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes. Such safety measures should include:
- Requiring nursing home staff members and residents to wear masks when in close contact.
- Regularly testing nursing home staff members and residents for the coronavirus.
- Regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in the nursing home, especially in common areas.
- Providing proper air ventilation in the nursing home.
- Keeping nursing home residents and family members properly informed about coronavirus outbreaks or COVID-19 cases in the nursing home.
- Isolating nursing home residents who have COVID-19 or the coronavirus.
Nursing homes need to be responsible and work hard to prevent coronavirus outbreaks. When they fail to do so, nursing homes need to be held accountable for their negligent or reckless behavior.
Can I file a lawsuit against a nursing home for a COVID-19 coronavirus case?
Taking legal action against a nursing home for a COVID-19 case or death in Florida may be possible. But in order to do so, your family will likely need to prove that nursing home neglect occurred, resulting in your loved one’s illness or death. Examples of nursing home neglect can include:
- Unsanitary nursing home conditions.
- Negligent actions by nursing home employees.
- Failure to follow mandatory state or federal health and safety guidelines.
- Failure to protect the health and well-being of nursing home residents.
Nursing home neglect cases can be very complicated. And don’t be surprised if the nursing home claims it didn’t do anything wrong or denies all responsibility. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who understands the law and knows how the justice system works in Florida. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible.
Your family has rights. Our Tampa law firm can fight for them. Contact us
The clock is running. When it comes to most nursing home negligence cases, most families only have two years from the date of the injury or illness to file a nursing home negligence lawsuit in Florida. But the sooner you take legal action, the better. Otherwise, your family might not have the evidence you need to build the strongest possible legal case.
Your loved one deserves to live in a nursing home without fear of contracting the coronavirus. We can help you hold the nursing home accountable for its actions. Contact Armando Personal Injury Law and demand the justice you deserve. We know how to investigate these challenging cases. We know what evidence to look for. And our Tampa nursing home neglect attorneys can fight for the compensation your family needs and deserves. Schedule your free case evaluation right now. We’ll make your problem our problem.