Eighty-six-year-old Santiago Gonzalez had lived in the facility for two years, ever since his wife died in 2018. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early April and within a week was dead.
His family is now suing the facility, claiming improper training and inadequate precautions and protective equipment.
“None of them were able to say goodbye,” Attorney Warren Paboojian said. “None of them were able to visit him, so it was a very difficult time for them. And they want answers quite frankly, and they need answers as to why and how this happened so quickly.”