From Joel’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on ReelLawyers.com.
The Reo Vista Healthcare Center in Paradise Hills recently revealed that most of their residents have tested positive for COVID-19, making them one of the nursing homes with the highest number of coronavirus-infected residents in the city of San Diego, as well as one of the largest nursing home hotspots in California.
If you have a loved one who has contracted COVID-19 at Reo Vista and suffered serious injuries or death as a result, please contact Joel R. Bryant today to discuss your case. If neglect was a factor in the coronavirus infection and resulting injuries, you may have a legal right to pursue compensation against the at-fault party.
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Reo Vista Healthcare Center is an assisted living care facility located in Paradise Hills, a southeastern neighborhood of San Diego near National City and Chula Vista. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Reo Vista has a good reputation, with an overall rating of 5 stars (out of 5)—considered “much above average” compared to other nursing home facilities. However, the star rating can be misleading.
Unfortunately, the residents at Reo Vista Healthcare Center have been profoundly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. On July 15, 2020, it was reported that the nursing home facility was home to one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks in the state: of the 135 total residents in the facility, 112 residents tested positive—leading to 14 resident deaths. In addition, over 40 staff members have also tested positive for the virus.
Although Reo Vista’s administrator states that increased testing is the reason for such a high spike in cases, this may be a dubious claim considering the rapid increase in cases. According to CMS, there were 39 presumed cases of COVID-19 as recently as July 5. Such a significant increase in a little over a week could mean other factors were in play. This may include:
In numerous news articles, the Reo Vista administrator has seemingly downplayed the spread of COVID-19, claiming that most of the cases have shown mild or no symptoms of the deadly virus. However, many in nursing home facilities are in an extremely high-risk group, where even a common cold may be debilitating and require hospital care. Even mild initial symptoms may result in fatal consequences for the elderly. In fact, at least 14 residents of Reo Vista have died as a result of the novel coronavirus.
Moreover, it is important to note that recent research has suggested the possibility of long-term negative impacts to one’s health, even in those with mild or no symptoms. This can include irreparable scarring in the lungs, and the development of autoimmune disorders that can profoundly impact quality of life.
Attempts to minimize the seriousness of a virus that can devastate even the healthiest members of our society may be considered an incredibly negligent approach to caring for elderly residents during a global pandemic.
At the law firm of Joel R. Bryant, we are here to help you seek justice and answers for your loved one. We understand this may be a stressful, frustrating time for you, and we will do our best to investigate why your loved one contracted COVID-19 at Reo Vista Healthcare, whether it could reasonably have been prevented and, in the end, what your legal rights are against Reo Vista Healthcare Center. As full-service law firm, we can use our experience and knowledge to:
We are here to provide legal support and counsel during this difficult time.
If your loved one contracted COVID-19 from Reo Vista Healthcare Center and suffered serious injuries or death, please contact our San Diego nursing home abuse lawyers today to discuss your case. We are eager to investigate your case and we want to help you seek justice today.
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