Nephew Sues Citadel Nursing Home of Salisbury for Failure to Inform of Aunt’s Covid Diagnosis, Death, Embalming

According to a press release from the Wallace & Graham law firm, The Citadel nursing home in Salisbury engaged in the negligent and reckless disregard of the rights of Dorothy Mildred Cleveland and her family representative, her nephew, Ronald Barber. The facility failed to notify Mr. Barber of Ms. Cleveland’s COVID-19 diagnosis and ultimately, her death on April 14th, 2020. “Making matters far worse,” the complaint alleges that Mr. Barber did not learn of his aunt’s death until he received a call from the funeral home director who had already embalmed Ms. Cleveland’s body. This caused shock, surprise and severe emotional distress to Mr. Barber, for which the action is brought.

Author: Mike Jackson