The COVID-19 pandemic poses an enormous threat to human health. This is especially true for elderly people living in nursing homes. Since the coronavirus outbreak began, many nursing homes have failed to protect their residents from COVID-19.
If your elderly loved one became infected with or died from the coronavirus in a nursing home in Florida, you may have the right to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home.
The attorneys at Catania and Catania have been helping Florida nursing home negligence victims and their families for more than 28 years. If your loved one was harmed at a nursing home due to the neglect of the staff, Catania and Catania can help you fight for the compensation your family deserves.
Signs of COVID-19 Nursing Home Negligence in Florida
When the coronavirus reached U.S soil in early 2020, nursing homes quickly became hot spots for the spread of the virus. The majority of nursing home facilities were unprepared to prevent, test, diagnose, or treat COVID-19.
This failure to implement appropriate protocols to identify and minimize the spread of coronavirus led to deadly consequences for elderly residents across the country. There are many signs that your loved one may have suffered neglect of care during the COVID-19 outbreak.
For example, your loved one’s Tampa Bay nursing home may be guilty of COVID-19 neglect if it:
- Failed to take additional measures to disinfect all objects and surfaces
- Failed to provide masks to all aids, nurses, and healthcare workers
- Failed to isolate at-risk residents
Claiming Damages in a Coronavirus Lawsuit
If you believe your elderly loved one suffered health complications or death as a result of nursing home neglect, Catania and Catania is here to help you fight for the compensation your family deserves.
Damages claimed in a COVID-19 lawsuit against a nursing home may include:
- Medical expenses for current and future care
- Pain and suffering endured as a result of the coronavirus
- Emotional distress, such as anxiety and depression, that developed as a result of COVID-19 infection
- Loss of consortium, especially in wrongful death lawsuits
Get Help Now From a Team of Experienced Attorneys
The coronavirus pandemic has created challenges never experienced before in our country. If a Florida nursing home is responsible for your elderly loved one’s failing health, you need a team of experienced, aggressive attorneys to fight for the compensation your family is seeking.
Catania and Catania has helped families across Florida as they fight to secure personal injury and wrongful death compensation. Our team is here for you during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond with 24/7 availability. Call us today at 813-568-1976 to get started- no office visit required!