Local Attorneys Good Source for Coronavirus Stories

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

If you’re a reporter in need of an expert source for a Coronavirus story, plaintiff’s attorneys at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. can help.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, we are aware reporters across the globe are continually updating stories, looking for expert information, and interested in localizing national or state-wide stories. Our nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and personal injury attorneys have handled cases across Georgia, and have years of experience representing clients who are victims of infectious outbreaks at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, daycares, VA hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.

Federal regulations require such facilities to protect their residents and therefore they should already have an infection prevention and control program in place. Unfortunately, many times facilities don’t – or they fail to – follow regulations properly. While infections in nursing homes, hospitals, and other long-term care facilities are common, it is the facility’s responsibility to manage the spread of infections promptly and efficiently.