In the wake of the new coronavirus, we are discovering, more and more, that our nation’s most vulnerable population is being exposed to the virus. Of course, we commend our nation’s heroes fighting on the frontlines to reduce and ultimately stop the spread of the virus, however, more and more cases of clear neglect in our nation’s nursing homes are coming to the forefront.
Nursing home deaths now make up a significant portion of COVID-related deaths, and nursing homes across the country are seeking immunity from such lawsuits. While in many cases, of course, they are doing everything they can, there are several instances wherein neglect is crystal clear.
Families across the country are left feeling powerless, unable to visit their loved ones in nursing homes, only to find out that they passed because of the virus. This is a heartbreaking situation, and though Washington D.C. nursing homes are not yet specifically granted immunity, we suspect this will happen soon enough.
That being said, even if they are granted immunity, families may still file wrongful death lawsuits for instances of “gross negligence.” Gross negligence is defined as the “lack of slight diligence or care” or “a conscious, voluntary act or omission in reckless disregard of a legal duty and of the consequences to another party.”
If you believe your loved one lost his or her life in a nursing home due to gross negligence, there is a very good chance you will be able to bring that nursing home to justice with the help of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney via a medical malpractice lawsuit. These are turbulent times, though we pledge to always stand by you and your family to ensure your rights are protected.
For any additional questions regarding nursing home negligence, please do not hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable firm today. We are here to help you through every step of the process ahead.
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