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.