April 15, 2020
As we reported last week, we’re starting to see personal injury actions against cruise ship lines claiming that they failed to protect passengers from the coronavirus. Now we’re starting to see similar suits against other industries. A wrongful death action has been brought against a nursing home in Washington state that was recently the site of a coronavirus outbreak. According to the complaint, the facility failed to protect its residents, leading to numerous deaths, including the death of the plaintiff’s mother. The lawsuit claims the nursing home had known respiratory outbreak since January, but failed to quarantine residents and instead held a Mardi Gras party, allowed visitors to go in and out of the building, and delayed reporting the outbreak of disease. For a description of the suit, see https://abcnews.go.com/Health/family-files-1st-wrongful-death-lawsuit-life-care/story?id=70122496.