Exposed to COVID-19?
If you or a loved one became ill after being negligently exposed to coronavirus while in a nursing home, you may be eligible for compensation.
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COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that is easily spread and is currently causing an outbreak of respiratory illness all over the world. Due to the virus’ ability to spread quickly, many people are avoiding gatherings of 10 or more and working from home. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to shelter in place.
If you or your loved one have been negligently exposed to COVID-19 while in a nursing home in Georgia or South Carolina and have become ill, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The Augusta personal injury lawyers at M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law specialize in helping victims that suffer from negligence of others.
COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Unexplained loss of taste or smell
In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.
If you have a fever or any kind of respiratory difficulty such as coughing or shortness of breath, call your doctor or a health care provider and explain your symptoms over the phone before going to the doctor’s office, urgent care facility or emergency room.
If you have a medical emergency such as severe shortness of breath, call 911 and let them know about your symptoms.
How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
Diagnosis may be difficult with only a physical exam because mild cases of COVID-19 may appear similar to the flu or a bad cold. A laboratory test can confirm the diagnosis. Learn more about COVID-19 testing.
How is COVID-19 treated?
As of now, there is not a specific treatment for the virus. People who become sick from COVID-19 should be treated with supportive measures: those that relieve symptoms. For severe cases, there may be additional options for treatment, including research drugs and therapeutics.
If you are successful in your personal injury claim, you may receive monetary compensation for your injuries. State law allows these victims to recover numerous damages to cover quality of life concerns the victim and their family may have post-accident.
These damages include:
- Lost Wages
- Hospital Bills
- Doctor Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Wrongful Death
After speaking with one of our attorneys we will work with you on the best way to move ahead with your claim and find the justice you deserve. Having an experienced injury attorney working for you is a good way to protect you and your future and financial interests after being injured.