“Brian Roberts of New Jersey filed the suit in Sussex County Superior Court on Tuesday. The suit names the nursing home, a sister facility called Andover Subacute Rehab Center I and owners Louis Schwartz and Chaim Scheinbaum as.. defendants, in addition to unnamed staff members and assorted business entities.”
“Roberts’ uncle, Albert Roberts, died April 1 due to complications from Covid-19, according to the suit. He was 76 at the time of his death, according to Roberts and his attorney, Alina Habba.”
“Among the many issues cited, one of the consistent findings was that the Facilities [both Andover I and Andover II] had continuously failed to meet the requisite safety and sanitary standards needed to protect against the spread of infection and communicable disease among its residents and patients,” the suit says.
“In fact, CMS specifically directed the Facilities to implement adequate infection prevention and control programs on numerous occasions,” the suit continues. “…Despite CMS’s instruction, Defendants failed to implement any such measures and the Facilities continued to operate without satisfactory infection prevention and control programs in place.”