מחאה של משפחות הדיירים בבית אבות משען בבאר שבע
Mishan Be'er Sheva nursing home
Photo: Haim Horenshtein
The families of victims from Mishan Be'er Sheva

Families of care home virus victims demand large compensations

13 out of 14 families whose relatives died after contracting COVID-19 at Mishan Be'er Sheva, say they want NIS 500,000 for each family, or they will file a class action lawsuit; 'This is an idle claim that stinks of arrogant trickery,' says nursing home

Riki Carmi |
Published: 05.25.20 , 09:49
Families of COVID-19 patients who have died after contracting coronavirus at a nursing home in southern Israel, demand the assisted living facility issues a compensation of half a million shekels for each victim.
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  • Mishan Be'er Sheva care home became one of the biggest coronavirus hotspots in the country after dozens of residents contracted the pathogen due to alleged negligence of the staff at the facility. To date, 14 residents have died from the virus.
    אחרי לחצים חוזרים ונשנים: החלו הבוקר מפגשי המשפחות במשען באר שבעאחרי לחצים חוזרים ונשנים: החלו הבוקר מפגשי המשפחות במשען באר שבע
    The families of victims from Mishan Be'er Sheva
    (Photo: Barel Efraim)
    According to a letter sent to Mishan Be'er Sheva on Monday, 13 out of 14 families of the victims demand NIS 500,000 compensation for each family, totaling NIS 6.5 in damages.
    The letter, sent by lawyers Haya and David Mana, is apparently a warning ahead of a possible class action lawsuit. "If the lawsuit is filed, the amounts demanded will be much higher for each plaintiff, including punitive damages."
    מחאה של משפחות הדיירים בבית אבות משען בבאר שבעמחאה של משפחות הדיירים בבית אבות משען בבאר שבע
    Mishan Be'er Sheva nursing home
    (Photo: Haim Horenshtein )
    On Saturday it was reported that yet another resident of the nursing home has been diagnosed with coronavirus, Soroka Medical Center, where the patient is hospitalized, said.
    "This is an idle claim that stinks of arrogant trickery,” said Mishan network in a statement. “It is not worth the paper it is written on. It is a pity that there is someone who exploits the pain of families for dubious campaigns."
    The Health Ministry said they are aware of the issue and the matter will be treated accordingly.
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