The family of a patient at Kansans City, Kansas, rehabilitation center who died due to the corona virus has filed a lawsuit against the facility according KCTV of Kansas City, Kansas.
KCTV is reporting that the suit was filed by the family of 87-year old Okey Long, who died from complications from COVID-19. Long had been a patient at Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation, and the lawsuit claims that is where he was exposed to the virus.
The family claims the facility did not begin screening staff and patients until after the first staff member and patient tested positive for the corona virus on April 1, and that by April 3, two more staff members and 17 patients had tested positive.
Additionally, the family claims that the facility did not inform them of the possible outbreak and said they only learned about the issue from news reports.
The nursing home had a duty to segregate Covid-19 positive patients and staff from those at the facility who had not yet contracted the virus. Failure to do so would constitute negligence on the part of the nursing home and could subject it to a lawsuit for wrongful death.
We are keeping our eyes in Connecticut for this type of litigation against nursing homes for negligently failing to segregate patients and staff that have contracted COVID-19.
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