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Under what circumstances can a nursing home be held liable for COVID-related illness and death?

San Diego personal injury attorney Joel R. Bryant talks about the circumstances under which a nursing home can be held liable for COVID-related illness and death.

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and as you might expect that the covet
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19 cases
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um are evolving as we speak but the
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focus of those cases at least the one
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cases we have taken
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is a lack is where the facility has a
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lack of infection
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control measures for example
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we’ve had cases where the facility
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knowingly mixed elders who had
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had already been diagnosed via testing
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with covid and put them in the same room
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the same areas as elders
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who did not have covid we’ve seen
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problems
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where the facilities don’t use
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the available safety protocols
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and with covet 19 a little common sense
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goes a long way
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we’ve seen it where facilities regularly
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we’ve had clients send us video
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of nurses in the middle of this pandemic
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or nurse assistants walking around the
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facility and providing care without even
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having
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face masks on we’ve had cases
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where the employees who advised
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the facility that they had tested
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positive were told
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that’s not a big deal come in anyway
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we’re short of staff
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we need you to provide the care so it’s
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really
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this situation where there’s just
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reckless conduct going on
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and not surprisingly the focus of our
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cases so far have been cases which have
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had
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multiple coveted 19 cases among its
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residents and staff and multiple
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deaths not the one-off cases so where
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you see a facility that’s had a lot of
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covet 19 cases and a lot of deaths
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among its employees and residents
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generally speaking you know
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that they didn’t use common sense that
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they didn’t use widely accepted
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infection control procedures and in
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doing that
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they’ve endangered the lives of not only
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their residents but their employees as
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well
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you

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