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Mourning families seek justice after care center deaths in Redding

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Over 100 cases and 16 COVID-related deaths have been reported by U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at Windsor Redding Care Center in Shasta County.

On Thursday, the law firm of Kershaw, Cook & Talley told KRCR of their plans to file a lawsuit claiming Windsor on several occasions failed to protect staff and residents from COVID-19.

"A nurse called in sick... Windsor actually made her come into work that day... For three days, she worked three separate shifts and on the third day she found out she had COVID," said Stuart Talley.

Talley, a partner of the law firm, represents five families who have all lost loved ones while living at the care center.

He says from September of 2017 to October of 2020, state regulators cited Windsor for 115 deficiencies, six of which specifically violated federal standards that protect residents from the spread of infection.

One of the residents during that time span was Arthur Trenerry. Sally Kelley, daughter of Trenerry, told KRCR everything went downhill when her father was transferred to the nursing home.

"He was doing good and he just declined at Windsor. He just declined rapidly and then he passed away on October the fourth," said Kelley.

The family says Trenerry was transferred to Windsor from Mercy Medical Center after suffering from a stroke back in July of 2020.

"Every day I would call to see how my dad was doing and... it was so hard, it was so hard to watch him go," said Kelley.

He was admitted in August of 2020, tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of September 2020, and passed away at the beginning of October 2020.

"This wasn’t like it happened in March or February of 2020. this happened in September when the whole world knew COVID in nursing homes was a major, major problem," said Talley.

Trenerry's family says the cause of death was listed as respiratory failure with COVID-19 as a secondary factor.

Talley says they have plans to file the lawsuit in the near future.

"I want to hold Windsor accountable for their actions," said Kelley.

KRCR has reached out to the care center several times and is still awaiting a response.

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