Sauder Schelkopf is investigating a lawsuit against the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, NJ because of an adenovirus outbreak that resulted in six deaths in October 2018. All of the victims were children. The facility is not accepting new patients pending an investigation. It is alleged that preliminary findings indicated “minor hand-washing deficiencies.” Adenovirus in rare cases is fatal, but the victims had severe preexisting conditions that compromised their immune systems.
Adenovirus is easily transmitted through person to person contact and can live for a long time on hard surfaces such as tables, trays, doorknobs and light switches. The virus is not easily removed with normal disinfectants and can thrive in communal living spaces and close quarters that are not properly sanitized.
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If you or a loved one was exposed to the adenovirus as a patient at the Wanaque Center, please contact the lawyers at Sauder Schelkopf by filling out the form on this page.