Likely Legal Liability for Nursing Home Exposure to Coronavirus

The Seattle Times reports that the number of deaths and illnesses linked to coronavirus at Life Care Center of Kirkland may be higher than health officials have been able to confirm to date, according to the nursing home:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/coronavirus-cases-may-be-higher-than-reported-at-kirkland-nursing-home/?utm_medium=notification&utm_source=pushly&utm_campaign=491234

Nursing home neglect may include failure to take proper precautions to protect its residents from known risks like Covid-19 (coronavirus). Such failures may be actionable under Washington law, particularly when there is a pattern of prior safety failures.

The Washington Post has reported that Kirkland is now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-spread-kirkland-washington/2020/03/01/5e112fb8-5c10-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html

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