At least 8 lawsuits filed against Riverbend in KCK over COVID-19

Posted at 4:00 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 05:00:50-04

TOPEKA — At least eight wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against a Kansas care facility where 36 people have died from the coronavirus.

The lawsuits allege Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation in Kansas City, Kansas, was negligent in its handling of the spread of the coronavirus.

They say the home lacked adequate staff and failed to notify residents' families of the outbreak.

Another 132 residents and staff have tested positive for the virus at the home.

Riverbend officials have said its staff took reasonable actions given the information about the virus available at the time.

Attorneys representing the home have transferred the lawsuits to federal court.