Domina Law Investigates Wrongful Death Claims Against Life Care Center of Elkhorn

Domina Law Investigates Wrongful Death Claims Against Life Care Center of Elkhorn

Domina Law Group has been retained by the family of a woman who passed away after contracting COVID-19 while living at Life Care Center of Elkhorn.

The woman, 64-year-old Beth Kyle, died Tuesday May 26, 2020 at Methodist Hospital after being admitted the previous Wednesday for COVID-19. She was the ninth Life Care Center resident since April 27 to pass away due to a coronavirus outbreak families allege has been mismanaged by nursing home staff.

According to a recent KETV 7 news segment profiling the story, Beth was the seventh resident to die from COVID-19 since Life Care Center was inspected by Nebraska health officials on May 18. Officials say of the 79 residents who’ve been tested for the coronavirus, 68 have tested positive. Seven residents are in local hospitals, while 54 remain at the nursing home.

During an interview with KETV 7, Domina Law clients Karen and Cheryl Kyle, sisters of Beth Kyle, expressed their ongoing concerns over Life Care Center’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as frustration over a lack of response to their repeated attempts to find answers and help in the weeks leading up to Beth’s death.

“This did not have to happen,” Karen Kyle told KETV.

Despite the outbreak and growing death toll, Life Care Center and public officials say the facility has enough staff, and has no plans to move residents to a hospital.

Watch the full KETV 7 story on Beth Kyle and Life Care Center here.

Justice for Families: Domina Law Investigating Potential Claims Against Life Care Center

Domina Law Group is actively investigating the case of Beth Kyle and her tragic passing. In recent weeks, families of other residents have expressed similar concerns to that of our clients’, as well as similar frustrations over what they say has been a lack of transparency and appropriate action. Unfortunately, some families have had to endure the tragic loss of losing a loved one.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues across America, stories like these provide an important reminder that nursing homes and assisted living facilities have legal obligations to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of residents, and to comply with regulations and guidance intended to protect those who are vulnerable to suffering harm. Those that fail to do so can be held accountable under the law, and financially responsible for the damages victims’ suffered.

Though it remains to be seen what took place at Life Care Center in the weeks since the pandemic began, the alarming number of deaths, infections, and frustrated families warrants questions that should be answered.

At Domina Law Group, our award-winning Omaha Trial Attorneys have extensive experience protecting the rights of victims and families who’ve suffered harm and losses due to nursing home negligence. That includes cases of wrongful death involving residents who did not receive the care their families entrusted these facilities to provide.

If you or someone you know wish to discuss a potential nursing home negligence or wrongful death claim involving Life Care Center of Elkhorn or another nursing facility, Domina Law Group is available to help. Our attorneys are actively reviewing potential claims from families, and offer FREE and confidential consultations. Call or contact us online to speak with an attorney.