A long-term care facility in New Jersey faces claims that it failed to diagnose residents with COVID-19 in a timely manner, leading to the deaths of nearly 100 patients. The families, some of which were paying nearly $9,000 a month for the facility to care for their loved ones, allege negligence, wrongful death, and medical malpractice in their lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims the facility’s management only provided masks to registered nurses, but not other staff members who interacted with residents such as housekeepers, recreation therapists and nursing assistants. In April 2020, nearly 20 bodies were found piled in the care home’s makeshift morgue.
Like other coronaviruses, COVID-19 affects people of all ages. However, this novel coronavirus can particularly affect vulnerable populations such as the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions. Oftentimes, these individuals depend upon in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living communities. Residents of these facilities are particularly susceptible to contracting COVID-19.
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