Woman sues Illinois nursing home for ‘gross negligence’ in mother’s COVID-19 death

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The daughter of a nursing home resident who died of COVID-19 filed a lawsuit against the owner of a Bloomington, Illinois, facility. She said the nursing home she entrusted with her mother’s care disregarded her health and safety.
 
Plaintiff Anita Martin accused Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of “gross negligence” in their response to a May 2020 coronavirus outbreak that led to the deaths of 11 residents. Her 72-year-old mother, Marlene Cowans-Hill, was one of the patients who died of COVID-19 complications.
 
The lawsuit was filed against Petersen Health Care, the facility’s Peoria-based parent company. Petersen Health Care allegedly failed to test staff and residents for the coronavirus, provide more beds, use PPE correctly and ensure patients with COVID-19 received medical care.
 
Martin claimed the nursing home’s “mismanagement, misallocation of resources, understaffing and repeated safety violations” led to her mother’s death. Cowans-Hill allegedly became sick while living at the nursing home and tested positive for COVID-19 just days before she died. Yet, the facility failed to inform the family that she had tested positive.
 
The lawsuit also pointed to a pattern of past violations and negligence by the facility. Martin is seeking damages of more than $50,000.
 
Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide appropriate care to their residents. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are widespread, and the coronavirus pandemic has put residents at even greater risk.
 
If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, contact Briskman Briskman & Greenberg right away. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you hold the negligent parties accountable.

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