It goes without saying that nursing homes should be places where the elderly and disabled, at a bare minimum, receive proper medical care and humane treatment. In the current pandemic anyone with a loved one in a nursing home has the obviously great concern of COVID-19. However, a recent Associated Press story demonstrates that there are additional risks for nursing home patients during this time: overburdened staff resulting in neglect and mental health decline resulting in failure to thrive.
The article points out that nursing homes are experiencing excess deaths beyond those caused by COVID-19. The Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act became effective in Georgia this past summer. The act limits liability for nursing homes for COVID-19 liability claims. However, with the increase in nursing home neglect that is caused by understaffing during the pandemic, the act arguably will not limit liability for those claims.
Personal injury and wrongful death cases involving nursing home neglect in Georgia can be complex and an experienced attorney is needed. If your loved one was injured or killed as a result of nursing home neglect, please contact Gwinnett County based personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation.
Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.