Coronavirus: Seattle-area nursing home sued over death

SEATTLE (AP) — The daughter of a woman who died of a suspected coronavirus case at a Seattle-area nursing home connected to dozens of COVID-19 deaths is suing the company that owns the Life Care Center of Kirkland. The Life Care Center has seen more than 120 cases and at least 37 deaths, according to the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court. Earlier this month, federal regulators assessed a $611,000 fine against the Kirkland nursing home after an inspection found critical problems that contributed to the outbreak there. In a statement, Life Care Center said it was unable to comment on specific legal cases but “our hearts go out to this family and the loss they have suffered during this unprecedented viral outbreak.”