Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jun 03, 2020 in Personal Injury
If you believe that your loved one became infected with COVID-19 and died because of another’s negligent or careless actions, we are prepared to help.
At Phillips Law Group, we offer an initial legal consultation that is completely free to you. It is an opportunity for you to learn whether you may have a valid case, as well as to get answers to any questions you may have about filing a COVID-19 wrongful death claim. There is no obligation to hire our services, however, if we represent you, it is on contingency. This means that you do not pay us anything unless we first obtain compensation on your behalf.
The most vulnerable population during this pandemic has been, as expected, the elderly, nursing home residents, those with underlying health conditions and essential workers.
Essential workers who continued to work throughout the pandemic became ill with the virus. Most of these individuals, especially frontline workers, understood that their job would increase the risk of infection.
Other essential workers were exposed to COVID-19 because of an employer’s negligent behavior. If an employer failed to take reasonable steps to protect employees, such as implementing the protocols and guidelines issued by the CDC, then you may have grounds for a COVID-19 wrongful death claim.
Specific acts of negligence committed by an employer might include:
Arizona has 3,100 nursing homes, assisted living facilities and long-term care centers. Residents of these facilities already have a greater risk for infection because of their age and other underlying health conditions. However, this risk was escalated further by the need for daily interaction with caregivers who provide both personal and medical care.
Administrators at nursing homes and assisted living facilities owe a duty of care to the residents in their care. This duty of care includes acting quickly and taking reasonable steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as:
Arizona law limits who may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one. Those who may qualify include:
If the deceased is a child, then either of his or her parents – or legal guardian – may be eligible to file a COVID-19 wrongful death claim.
The damages for an Arizona COVID-19 wrongful death claim could include some of the following types of compensation:
Obtaining evidence for a COVID-19 wrongful death claim can be challenging, especially as some healthcare professionals and organizations may receive immunity for care provided in support of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the immunity law does not protect individuals or organizations from civil liability if there is evidence of gross negligence or willful, reckless misconduct.
If you believe your loved one became infected with the coronavirus as a result of another’s negligent behavior, we strongly recommend that you seek legal help from an experienced wrongful death lawyer.
Our trusted Phoenix wrongful death lawyers at Phillips Law Group can review the circumstances of your potential claim and determine whether you may have legal options. Our initial consultations are completely free, and we also charge no money up front or while we represent you. You only pay us if we recover compensation on behalf of your loved one.
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