GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) — A family is blaming their cherished one’s demise from coronavirus on his Glendale nursing residence. On Thursday, they filed a wrongful demise lawsuit in opposition to the flexibility.
The suit alleges inadequate security stipulations in some unspecified time in the future of the coronavirus pandemic.
When the coronavirus outbreak first began racking up U.S. victims, nursing properties were one of the most important hardest hit spots.
Glenhaven Healthcare in Glendale is the put Ricardo Saldana was once living and the put his family says the 77-365 days-old man gotten smaller COVID-19.
“They keep a affected person with Covid in my dad’s room. They killed my dad,” acknowledged Jackie Saldana.
Jackie says her father suffered a stroke six years ago but had been quite wholesome up till the COVID-19 outbreak. And he would possess stayed wholesome, the family says, if Glenhaven had taken the outbreak severely.
As a replacement, the family says a nurse who had been uncovered to COVID-19 at one other facility was once allowed to work at Glenhaven.
“They hid the data. They did now not fragment it with any workers or any of the residents. They told the employees that they were now not allowed to keep on masks or non-public conserving equipment ,”acknowledged Scott Glovsky, the family’s attorney.
The Saldana family is now suing Glenhaven for elder abuse, willful misconduct, negligence and wrongful demise.
Glovsky says Ricardo is ethical certainly one of on the least 10 Glenhaven residents who possess died from COVID-19 associated causes. However the Los Angeles County Public Well being Department experiences five such deaths there.
Glenhaven’s preliminary technique to the pandemic, the family says, was once negligent.
“They held a workers meeting, in which they told the employees that the coronavirus was once now not a mountainous deal, that it was once esteem the flu, and that no-one was once going to gather unwell,” Glovsky acknowledged.
Eyewitness News reached out to Glenhaven for commentary but nursing residence administration would now not even verify that Ricardo was once a resident there. An administrator did articulate the flexibility follows authorities healthcare rules.
Carrie Marks, an administrator with Glenhaven Healthcare acknowledged, “…Glenhaven Healthcare heroes keep our patients first every single day. Our nurses are trained on and be conscious applicable guidelines from the Department of Public Well being and the CDC. We are extremely gay with our ongoing service to our patients and the neighborhood.”
Jackie sees her father’s lonely demise as proof that Glenhaven didn’t esteem the individuals they were supposed to protect.
“His demise has hit me esteem 100 knives coming into into my heart. My family is devastated,” Jackie acknowledged.
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