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Miami Coronavirus Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

If your loved got sick or died from coronavirus in a nursing home in Miami, your loved one may be entitled to compensation. Call a Miami nursing home lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin for a free consultation at (305) 407-1760.

Our Miami nursing home attorneys received many questions involving personal injury and wrongful death arising out of patients and residents of nursing homes in Miami who contracted coronavirus virus or COVID-19.

Under Florida’s Nursing Home Negligence Law, a Miami nursing home may be held liable for the negligent transmission of a disease which causes personal injury or death to a nursing home resident, including COVID-19 or coronavirus. This is one of the reasons why nursing homes should take extra precaution to protect residents from outside visitors who have not been properly screened or tested during the coronavirus pandemic. Similarly, nursing homes should screen their own employees more carefully to make sure there is no outside infection is brought into the nursing home.

Koester Pavilion Assisted Living Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus

According to several media reports, at least 11 residents of the Koester Pavilion assisted living facility were presumptive positive cases of coronavirus. Given the prevalence of cases at this one facility when compared with the minimal or no cases at various other assisted living facilities throughout South Florida, a question may arise as to whether or not this assisted living facility was negligent in failing to adequately care for its residents.

At least 18 residents tested positive for COVID-19 at Atria Willow Wood in Broward County. At least 6 Atria Willow Wood residents have died of COVID-19, according to media reports.

The sheer number of elderly patients getting sick or dying as a result of COVID-19 may be preventable had early intervention to protect these residents taken place when the first notice of this virus was given in the United States.

What and When did Florida Nursing Homes Know About COVID-19

When it comes to holding a Miami nursing home legally negligent for injury or wrongful death caused by COVID-19, it may be important to look at the dates when they knew or should have known of the risk this virus posed to its residents. The steps they took to protect the residents or whether or not they took any additional steps may be a question for a jury to decide as to whether or not the nursing home acted reasonably.

Florida Nursing Home Negligence Law May Allow You To Bring A Miami Nursing Home Neglect Claim

Florida’s Nursing Home Law has several provisions which are designed to protect nursing home patients and residents. Nursing homes are required to provide for the safety and well-being of those under its care. If a patient or resident gets sick as a result of a preventable condition, the patient or the patient’s family may be entitled to significant money awards, including pain and suffering, and even funeral expenses in the case of a wrongful death.

Punitive damages are also available when a nursing home’s conduct was so reckless or wanting in care that it constituted a conscious disregard or indifference to the life, safety, or rights of persons exposed to such conduct.

Help is Available During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Anytime After

If you lost a loved one due to the coronavirus in a nursing home in Miami, call a Miami nursing home negligence attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin to see if we can help. We also have Miami probate lawyers to help open an estate in Miami if someone passes away from coronavirus.

We also offer a “touchless” sign up process, and are available to video chat for any initial meeting at your convenience. Feel free to chat with us online or call us at (305) 407-1760 for a free consultation.