Kansas City, KS (April 29, 2020) – A Kansas City, Kansas nursing home has become the latest target of a lawsuit surrounding the fatal COVID-19 outbreak in the area.

On April 6, 87-year-old Okey Long was diagnosed as the latest victim of COVID-19 at the Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation nursing home in Kansas City, Kansas. The virus recently plagued the facility, infecting more than 128 residents and staff at the facility. 

A lawsuit filed against the facility asserts that the nursing home staff failed to notify family members about the illness and the outbreak.

On April 17, Okey Long succumbed to the illness. He became the 27th victim at the facility to pass away due to the coronavirus spread. The Riverbend facility’s death rate accounts for nearly 25% of the fatalities from the infection in the state. 

Our deepest condolences go out to all of the victim’s families. 

Gross Nursing Home Negligence

The state of Missouri is home to more than 520 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Thousands of families across the state send loved ones to live in these facilities so they can receive the care they need while recovering from an injury or illness or for end-of-life services. Though we trust the trained and qualified medical staff at nursing home facilities to care for our loved ones, there are instances when our families pay the ultimate price as a result of their negligence. When patients lose their lives in nursing home facilities, due to negligence, it is crucial that families contact a wrongful death attorney in Missouri as soon as possible.

At Monsees & Mayer, P.C., we firmly believe families should get the justice they deserve after their loved ones are injured or suffer fatal injuries due to nursing home neglect or gross negligence. Our team of personal injury lawyers has decades of proven experience protecting victims of nursing home abuse to ensure they get the justice and compensation they deserve. If you were injured or your loved one lost their life, as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at (816) 361-5555 for a free case evaluation to see what legal options are available for you.

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