Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Concerning COVID-19

Wrongful death lawsuits are often filed in instances where a nursing home resident’s death appears to be due to negligence. The subject of nursing home wrongful death lawsuits is further discussed on the “Illinois Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuits” page. Examples of situations in which a wrongful death situation may exist are provided on that page. As well, on this site there are posts of various wrongful death lawsuits involving alleged nursing home negligence. Most of these lawsuits are against Illinois health care facilities. Those posts can be found under the “Wrongful Death Lawsuits” category.

An Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed against a nursing home has been filed against Bria of Geneva. This suit is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the May 18, 2020 wgntv.com article titled “Bria of Geneva nursing home faces wrongful death lawsuit.” Two excerpts:

A local nursing home where a quarter of the residents died from COVID-19 is being sued by the family of a 97-year-old woman who says they want to hold Bria of Geneva accountable.

One of the more distressing allegations in this lawsuit is that the family of Helen Osucha had no idea she was suffering with COVID-19 until the funeral home told them.


About a year ago, the family moved Osucha to Bria of Geneva. They last saw her in March just before the facility was locked down because of coronavirus. Osucha died April 26 at 97 years old.

Colwell said they had no idea she was sick until they got a call saying she died. “The funeral home gave us Helen’s death certificate and on that death certificate it says that she was ill for one week prior to her death,” he said. “And then, it lists COVID as the cause of her death.”

As stated in the article, the wrongful death lawsuit accuses Bria of Geneva of negligence.

Also as stated in the article are statistics with regard to the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths that have occurred in Brea of Geneva.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

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