A nursing home in Atlanta, GA, which is located just under 30 minutes away from Marietta, has become the subject of a lawsuit after several residents passed away after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Back in April, CNN reported that at least 16 residents died at Arbor Terrace at Cascade and the families of four of those residents have come forward with a lawsuit against the facility. In the lawsuit, the families allege that the facility “failed to take precautions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among residents and staff at the assisted-living facility.
CNN says that four lawsuits were filed in Fulton County State Court, one on behalf of a married couple. The lawsuits not only name Arbor Terrace at Cascade as a defendant but also its corporate owners and management.
Some of the other allegations made against Arbor Terrace at Cascade that are listed in the lawsuit are shared down below.
- Staff members at the facility “failed to comply with restrictions put in place by the facility by “failing to wear Personal Protective Equipment.”
- The facility allowed asymptomatic staff to continue working at the home after they had been exposed to COVID-19.
- Arbor Terrace and its employees failed to “restrict visitation by individuals from outside the facility.” An attorney hired to represent the plaintiffs said that family members informed him that they had witnessed staff members going into residents’ rooms without gloves or face masks on.
Can I sue a nursing home in Marietta, GA if a loved one died as a result of COVID-19 complications?
It’s a common question Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys are getting and one that is worth contacting a lawyer to discuss in depth.
If a family member of yours contracted COVID-19 while living in a nursing home in or nearby to Marietta, GA and they died from complications associated with the virus, you may have a valid case against the facility. Now, because lawmakers are making it more difficult for families to file suit against nursing homes, especially when the claim is related to COVID-19, you are going to want to retain a nursing home abuse lawyer to help you.
In the event a nursing home abuse attorney in Marietta, GA can prove it was the manner in which the staff at the facility responded to the virus that contributed to your loved one’s death, then you may have a viable case. For instance, if staff members neglected your loved one, failed to provide them timely care, or ignored the safety regulations that aimed to prevent the spread of the virus, then you may have a reason to pursue litigation.
If you are ready to discuss suing a nursing home over the death of a loved one due to COVID-19 or you wish to learn more about your legal rights, contact Imbriale Injury Law in Marietta, GA today.
Imbriale Injury Law can be reached at:
351 Atlanta Street
Marietta, GA 30060