INFECTION CONTROL BREACHES LEAD TO THE SPREAD OF DEADLY ILLNESSES AT NURSING HOMES
Our parents, siblings, spouse, and/or friends may require more care than can be provided at home. We often place our trust and faith in nursing homes and long-term care facilities to provide residential care to our elderly or disabled loved ones.
Unfortunately, it took this Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic to uncover the significant and dangerous operational issues in the nursing homes of this state. Specifically, there has been evidence of infection control breaches leading to the spread of Covid-19 in these residential nursing home facilities.
There are also concerns regarding the failure to adequately train staff and the failure to provide staff with adequate personal protection equipment (PPE). These issues have led to the infection and spread of the infection between residents and nursing home staff. 
We hear of almost daily tragic stories of nursing home residents, and even staff, suffering this terrible infection and experiencing death alone. There is often a lack of adequate information provided to families and friends regarding the status of their loved ones.
There have been over 4,000 deaths within the state's approximately 600 long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities. Approximately 8 in 10 of the facilities now reporting coronavirus cases have in recent years failed to meet standards that are crucial to stopping viruses and other deadly diseases, a USA Today Network investigation found.
Contact us Today
If a member of your family or a friend has become infected with Covid-19 at a nursing home or long-term care facility, contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane, & Noble today or call us at (908) 928-9200.
We will connect you with to a member of our team of attorneys that specializes in representing victims of Nursing Home Negligence and violations of the New Jersey Nursing Home Residents Rights Act. Please also call us if you have information regarding misdeeds or gross misconduct at any nursing home or long-term care facility.