Bloomberg Law
Jan. 30, 2023, 3:23 PM

Covid-19 Death Cases Proceed Against Washington Nursing Home

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

A Washington nursing home is facing trial on claims that it didn’t do enough to prevent patients’ exposure to the Covid-19 virus during the early days of the pandemic.

The estates of two women who contracted Covid-19 while residing at Life Care of Kirkland partially defeated a summary judgment motion filed by the facility’s owner-operators, Life Care Centers of America Inc. and Lake Vue Operations LLC. The estates presented sufficient evidence, in the form of expert testimony, that Life Care’s alleged negligence was a proximate cause of the women’s exposure to the virus and death, the US District Court for ...