Coronavirus Lawyers Helping Families Across California

You have so many questions right now. Thousands of Americans were wrongfully exposed and died due to the deadly COVID-19 virus.

  • Who’s responsible?
  • What can be done?
  • Why wasn’t my family protected from COVID-19?

The Barnes Firm’s best coronavirus lawyers can help you get the answers to these questions. Our team has decades of combined experience fighting for your rights, and we’d be honored to fight for your family.

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    If you have lost a family member in California due to contracting COVID-19 at a nursing home, senior care center, or holding center, contact us below for a free consultation. We're here to answer your questions and fight for your rights.

How Did My Family Contract COVID-19?

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Nursing Homes

When nursing homes didn’t act swiftly, its elderly residents under their care were fatally exposed to coronavirus

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Senior Care Centers

Many seniors contracted COVID-19 at Senior Care Centers that should’ve been taking precautions to protect their patients.

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Holding Centers

Many prisons failed to take protective measures during the pandemic, exposing prison populations to the deadly coronavirus

Frequently Asked Legal Questions About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus, such as a high fever, coughing or difficulty breathing, you should self-quarantine and call your doctor or a medical professional immediately. Whether you actually have COVID-19 or not, avoiding person-to-person contact can help reduce the spread of the disease.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus and believe you caught COVID-19 at work, your first step should be to immediately quarantine yourself and call a doctor immediately. Your next step may be to consult with an attorney. There are many things to consider, including whether or not your employer provided you with a safe working environment, and a qualified COVID-19 attorney can help you determine the best actions to take in this environment.

The Barnes Firm has a team of coronavirus lawyers available to help answer your questions anytime – Call (800) 800-0000

If a loved one has passed away after contracting the deadly coronavirus, there are many decisions that need to be made. It’s often a good plan to get in touch with an experienced COVID-19 lawyer to go over your legal options during a free strategy session. Depending on how your family member contracted COVID-19, among other factors, you may be able to file a coronavirus lawsuit that would allow you and your family to recover financial compensation, and hold those responsible accountable for their negligent actions.

If you believe the transmission of COVID-19 could’ve been prevented, it’s critical to go over your legal options with a COVID-19 lawyer near you. If you choose, The Barnes Firm is here to help answer any questions you might have 24/7. Call (800) 800-0000

Nearly 20% of all Americans lost their job or suffered financial insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic. You’re not alone.

In most cases, you can file for unemployment and apply for financial assistance. However, some people may have more complicated situations. For example, if you contracted COVID-19 and subsequently lost your job, it’s important to go over the laws and legal options that could help protect you and your family. A coronavirus lawyer can help you go over your options for free.

Call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 anytime so our top coronavirus lawyers can help answer any questions that are specific to your situation.

The legal landscape concerning the coronavirus is new and evolving. Individuals infected while residing in a nursing home, while in the government’s custody (a holding center, jail, or prison), or while a passenger on a cruise ship may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and suffering.

You may have a claim if you or a loved one was in the care or custody of a facility, that facility failed to take reasonable measures necessary to prevent exposure to COVID-19, and you or your loved one contracted COVID-19 as a result.

When someone dies as a result of the negligence of another, the deceased person’s family members may sue for damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Therefore, if you have a family member who has died as the result of negligence by a nursing home or long term care facility, you may be able to hold the facility responsible by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Medical providers and caregivers in nursing homes have a duty to monitor infectious diseases and maintain the safety of some of the most vulnerable members of our community. It is well known that the coronavirus spreads via respiratory droplets and touch. For this reason, the CDC recommends that all people wear face masks and gloves to prevent its spread. If a long-term care facility fails to provide gloves, face masks, face shields, and other supplies to nurses, doctors, and other caregivers, and a resident contracts COVID-19, they may be liable for the spread of the virus.

If you believe you or your loved one has such a claim, The Barnes Firm will investigate and assess whether the nursing home or long term care facility failed to take the appropriate protective measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

If a family member contracted coronavirus and died due to the negligence of a homeless shelter you may be able to hold the shelter responsible by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

If a family member contracted coronavirus and died as a result of negligence by a holding center, jail or prison you may be able to hold the facility responsible by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

If the cruise line failed to take reasonable measures to protect their passengers from contracting the virus you may have a claim.

If you or a family member contracted coronavirus and died due to the negligence of a cruise ship you may be able to hold the cruise line responsible by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Allow us to use our years of experience helping the injured and their families fight to get answers and the best result possible.

How A Coronavirus Lawsuit Can Help

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When the coronavirus pandemic came to the United States, “social distancing” became key to reducing the rate of infection. Many businesses deemed ‘non-essential’ were forced to temporarily close their doors. Other businesses remained open and allowed staff to work from home to help stop the spread. However, many other businesses remained open. Most of these ‘essential’ businesses quickly administered health and safety initiatives such as social distancing to reduce the risk of infection — for both employees and the people they serve.

Some businesses failed to act, and their negligence resulted in many lost lives.

Coronavirus cases emerged in places where people should’ve been protected. Places like nursing homes,  hospitals, prisons, and grocery stores were just some of the areas people contracted COVID-19, and lost their lives as a result.

These businesses failed to follow pandemic guidelines, and people suffered.

If you lost a loved one who contracted coronavirus, your family may be entitled to significant compensation. The best COVID-19 lawyers at The Barnes Firm understand you have a lot of questions, and we’re here to help you find answers.

Call one of our COVID-19 lawyers at (800) 800-0000 for a free legal strategy session, and we’ll help you get the answers you need to find closure.

Coronavirus in Nursing Homes & Senior Care Facilities

The elderly and those with compromised immune systems are among the most at-risk populations. As such, nursing homes across the United States have a duty of care to protect residents and patients from highly contagious diseases, including COVID-19. However, many nursing homes failed to take swift actions to protect their employees and residents during the pandemic.

In areas that should have been contained, the sick and elderly quickly contracted coronavirus and spread the disease to others in their nursing homes. In most cases, this spread could’ve been prevented with common-sense guidelines such as social distancing, frequent hand sanitation and the usage of face masks.

Somehow, many nursing home residents still came in contact with COVID-19. Our top coronavirus lawyers say that shouldn’t have been possible if the nursing homes were following pandemic guidelines.

If you lost a family member to COVID-19 while living in a nursing home, you need to contact our top coronavirus lawyer immediately. We can help answer your questions and put together a coronavirus lawsuit that could help you and your family recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.

The Barnes Firm (800) 800-0000

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COVID-19 in Holding Centers

Despite being in confinement, many of those in holding centers, prisons and jails tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently died from the virus’ effects. This has left family members grieving with many questions:

  • How do you catch coronavirus in a holding center?
  • Did holding centers have a plan to stop the spread of coronavirus?
  • How could a person infected with COVID-19 enter a holding center?

These are all questions holding centers and correctional facilities must be held accountable for.

At The Barnes Firm, we’ve fought against negligence and mistreatment of others. The spread of coronavirus is no different, and safety measures should’ve been in place to reduce the risk of exposure. In many cases, that didn’t happen.

If you lost a loved one to COVID-19 while being held at a holding center or correctional facility, your family may be entitled to compensation. Call one of our best COVID-19 lawyers at The Barnes Firm now for a free consultation and legal strategy session, in which we can help answer any questions you may have after such a traumatic and heartbreaking experience.

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Got questions about COVID-19 and your legal rights?

The Barnes Firm understands that this is a developing situation, and you have many questions unanswered. We can help get you answers, and if you choose to, file a coronavirus lawsuit to recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.

These times are difficult, but with the right legal team on your side, together we can hold those responsible for the death of a loved one accountable for their negligent actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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*All third-party information is subject to change. Last updated on April 27th, 2020.

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