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COVID-19 Proved Just How Unsupported Nursing Assistants Are at U.S. Long-Term Care Facilities

According to the National Direct Care Workforce Resource Center,

more than 600,000 nursing assistants provide personal care, assistance with daily activities, and clinical support for 1.4 million nursing home residents nationwide. In a revealing editorial by the Co-Founder & CEO of the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), Lori Porter says the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has been the darkest time for these workers, resulting in failures in care and protection against injuries, illness, and infectious diseases.

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Associated Press: “Residents are suffering and dying from neglect.”

The nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Levin and Perconti support a statement provided by The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care in response to a November 19, 2020, Associated Press report, Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows. The article only confirmed what advocates for residents of long-term care facilities, care workers, and families have known for months: residents are suffering and dying from neglect.

According to the AP:

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Levin & Perconti 2020: Recovering 74+ Million for Clients

Last year, the attorneys at Levin & Perconti obtained more than $74 million in total settlements for their clients, placing the firm among the top 5 in the state, as ranked by Jury Verdict Reporter in its 2020 Settlement Report.

“We are deeply proud to be recognized for our success in securing top-dollar settlements for our clients,” said Levin & Perconti partner Steven Levin. “This is how we hold accountable those who cause injury and suffering to others.”

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Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 50 COVID infections and 1 death.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 28, 2020, Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, located in DeKalb, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 50 infections and 1 death have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On May 28, 2020, the Daily Chronicle posted an article detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, describing numerous failures in the facility’s fight against the virus and preventing its transmission. The article explains the lack of information being shared by the community to family members who are extremely concerned for the well-being of their loved ones who are residents in the facility. Numerous attempts to receive updates or any kind of information about how the facility has been dealing with the virus outbreak have been met with silence on the part of Pine Acres. The article further cites a report from the Illinois Department of Public Health which stated Pine Acres had not performed the necessary testing on residents until 12 days after it was discovered an employee of the facility had contracted the virus. This inability on the part of the facility to sufficiently test residents demonstrates a major failure on its part in combating the virus outbreak and further preventing its transmission within Pine Acres.

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Symphony of Orchard Valley releases COVID-19 statistics showing 113 COVID infections and 17 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 15, 2020, Symphony of Orchard Valley, located in Aurora, IL, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 113 infections and 17 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Symphony of Joliet releases COVID-19 statistics showing 132 COVID infections and 25 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 3, 2020, Symphony of Joliet, located in Joliet, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 132 infections and 25 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 22, 2020, NBC5 Chicago detailed the COVID-19 outbreaks occurring at Symphony of Joliet, providing that the facility’s maintenance supervisor contracted the virus and became a “hyper-spreader” of the virus because of the nature of his work throughout the facility. The article explains many of the subsequent outbreaks in the facility were linked to the supervisor. While precautions have now been taken to combat the transmission of the virus within the facility, much of the damage has already occurred as 81 residents had tested positive for the virus as of April 19.

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Bria of Geneva releases COVID-19 statistics showing 132 COVID infections and 26 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 3, 2020, Bria of Geneva, located in Geneva, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 132 infections and 26 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On May 19, 2020, the Chicago Tribune provided an article regarding the second lawsuit filed against Bria of Geneva, claiming the facility failed to implement basic precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after a number of its residents died from COVID-19 complications. This lawsuit has been filed by the family of Lucille James, a resident at the facility who died of the virus on May 1. One family member of Lucille James’ explains the family did not find out their loved one had COVID-19 until after her death.  Specifically, the lawsuit asserts Bria of Geneva did not prevent the spread of the virus by failing to comply with the preventative directions of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Moreover, the lawsuit accuses the facility of failing to provide personal protective equipment and sufficient testing kits for residents and staff; and further the facility failed to implement continuous screening checks on residents and staff such as temperature checks and using a checklist to identify symptomatic residents.

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Mosaic of Lakeshore releases COVID-19 statistics showing 105 COVID infections and 19 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 15, 2020, Mosaic of Lakeshore, located in Chicago, IL, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 105 infections and 19 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mayfield Care Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 136 COVID infections and 9 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 15, 2020, Mayfield Care Center, located in Chicago, IL, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 136 infections and 9 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Ludeman Developmental Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 313 COVID infections and 10 deaths. Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 29, 2020, Ludeman Developmental Center, located in Park Forest, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 313 infections and 10 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On May 8, 2020, CBS Chicago detailed the COVID-19 outbreaks occurring at Ludeman Developmental Center, providing that the number of infections at the facility had doubled in just the last three weeks. At the time the article was written, of the 1,200 residents and staff on campus, 266 had tested positive for COVID-19, more than double the number of infections on April 20. Additionally, more than 56% of the resident had at one point tested positive along with 7% of the staff. The article further mentions the outbreak was so severe at the facility that at one point the National Guard was called in to give temperature checks and administer questionnaires to visitors. On May 10, 2020, the Chicago Tribune featured an article detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at Ludeman Developmental Center, providing much of the same facts and data as the CBS article along with issues regarding staff at the facility not having the proper protective equipment at times during the pandemic.

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