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Villa at Windsor Park releases COVID-19 statistics showing 153 COVID infections and 37 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 5, 2020, Villa at Windsor Park, located in Chicago, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 153 infections and 37 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 11, 2020, CBS2 Chicago provided an article detailing local activists’ demands for increased COVID-19 protections and precautions to be implemented at Villa at Windsor Park. The article starts by explaining activists’ claims that high level management officials at Villa at Windsor Park were aware that COVID-19 had begun spreading throughout the facility back in March but provided none of this information to any of its residents of the public. In addition, the activists in the article demand that Villa at Windsor Park begin following and abiding by the CDC guidelines for sanitizing the facility. At the time this article was written, CBS2 Chicago reported that only one person from the facility had died.

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Elevate Care Chicago North releases COVID-19 statistics showing 171 COVID infections and 29 deaths.  Levin & Perconti,  Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 29, 2020, Elevate Care Chicago North, located in Chicago, IL, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 171 infections and 29 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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California Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 133 COVID infections and 4 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 15, 2020, California Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center located in Chicago, IL released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 133 infections and 4 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

California Gardens Nursing & Rehab Center has posted their own response to how they are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The post includes information for patients, families and guardians, and employees. They have implemented new cleaning and treatment measures and have provided Kindle tablets to residents for electronic visitation, as normal visitation is no longer permitted. Staff members are following national guidelines and wearing personal protective equipment to protect themselves and residents.

James Zbonski Was One of 15 To Die at Facility With Multiple Past Infection Control Issues

CHICAGO, June 3, 2020 – Representatives of James Zbonski filed suit today against the Bridgeview Health Care Center following the 84-year-old man’s tragic death from COVID-19.

Family of Westchester Nursing Home COVID-19 Victim Files Suit
Rita Saunders Is One of 12 Dead at Facility With History of Neglect

CHICAGO, June 2, 2020 – Attorneys today filed suit on behalf of the family of 64-year-old Rita Saunders, who died in March following exposure to the novel coronavirus at the Westchester Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The Westchester center was the site of an early and sustained outbreak, with 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported at the 120-bed facility, including 12 deaths.

Levin & Perconti, Nationally Recognized Leaders in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law, Launches Investigation into Illinois Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19
Nursing home residents still have the right to proper care and providers should always be held accountable when that care goes badly wrong. It’s no different during these difficult times surrounding COVID-19.

The attorneys at Levin & Perconti have launched over 100 investigations into a number of assisted living, long-term care and skilled nursing facilities that have failed to uphold adequate safeguards and care in response to the COVID-19 outbreak for residents in Cook and surrounding counties in Illinois. We are seeking anyone who has information about the outbreak of COVID-19 at these facilities to contact us.

If you or your loved one has been impacted by COVID in a nursing home, please contact us for a free consultation on whether you have a legal case against the nursing home.

Levin & Perconti Promotes Attorney Andrew Thut to Partnership
Firm’s Partnership Expands to Eight Members With Work Continuing Even as Lawyers, Staff “Stay at Home”

Levin & Perconti is proud to welcome Andrew J. (“A.J.”) Thut as the firm’s newest partner.

Thut has been with the firm since 201 and earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. A.J. has successfully settled and tried to verdict a variety of cases, including a $2.77 million jury verdict in a nursing home fall case.

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A message from Attorney Steven Levin

During these difficult times it is important for patients and their families to understand that residents in nursing homes still have the right to expect proper care.

Direct communication with facility staff, including the director of nursing and administration is key.  Find out what the staff is doing to prevent and control COVID-19.  Here are some things staff should be doing:

The quick spread of coronavirus and strict isolation measures overtaking U.S. nursing homes has created a stressful time for not only nursing home care staff but all nursing home residents. Many of these residents are battling health conditions, living away from family, and now restricted from visitors and isolated in their rooms, or have been moved into different areas of the facility where they can no longer socialize with others. An individuals’ moral, as well as the types of mental health care resources available in nursing homes, are important considerations to take seriously during these ongoing disruptions.

In the midst of the pandemic, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News performed a survey requesting feedback from nursing home administrators and nursing directors on how they are working to “keep spirits up” during the lockdown and what types of extra attention directed toward residents is being provided.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care Invites You to Share #LoveFromADistance

With new directives placing strict limits on visitors to nursing homes and many assisted living facilities taking similar precautions, friends and families of residents living in long-term care facilities are using creative ways to stay in touch with their loved ones.

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