Lawsuits Ask: Who’s To Blame For COVID Deaths At Nursing Homes?

There’s no database of case filings, but a COVID-19 complaint tracker posted on the website of the law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth, which is headquartered in Virginia, shows 55 wrongful death lawsuits filed against long-term care facilities across the country as of early September.

ABA Journal:
Coronavirus-Related Deaths In Nursing Homes Prompt Lawsuits And Questions About Who’s Responsible

[Faith] Heimbrodt’s case is one of a growing number of negligence suits being filed across the country against nursing homes and other long-term care facilities by families whose relatives died from the coronavirus while living in such facilities. These cases rely on state nursing home resident protection statutes and/or common law tort theories. … these cases will present unprecedented questions for judges, juries and arbitrators. They will have to decide whether and how to apportion responsibility for the deaths of the nation’s most medically vulnerable population among long-term care operators who were

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