COVID-19 Wrongful Death Claims Involving Nursing Homes

COVID-19 Wrongful Death Claims Involving Nursing Homes

As of the week ending September 11, 2022, there were 157,898 total resident COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, according to data reported by nursing homes to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Module. (This data comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which regulates long-term care facilities.)

While it may have been impossible to prevent some of these deaths, as the elderly are particularly susceptible to severe consequences from a COVID-19 infection, nursing homes did not always take the proper precautions.

Systemic problems that have plagued nursing homes for years may have put long-term care residents at high risk of contracting the virus and ultimately dying from it.

If an infection was caused by understaffing, failure to isolate other infected residents, employing staff members who had been around other infected people, or another form of negligence, there may be grounds for a wrongful death claim.

The Phoenix wrongful death lawyers at Phillips Law Group are here to review your situation in a free legal consultation. If we validate your claim, we are prepared to pursue maximum compensation for the damages caused by your loved one’s death.

There are no upfront fees for our services, which means there is no risk in calling to discuss your situation and COVID-19 wrongful death claims. Our firm has helped many families secure compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, including recoveries of $4.5 million, $4 million, and $3.1 million.