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Sapphire of Tucson Nursing & Rehab at the Center of Tucson's COVID 19 Cases

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

A skilled nursing center adjacent to Banner Kino Hospital and the Kino Sports Complex has become Tucson's Ground Zero for novel corona virus cases.  Sapphire of Tucson Nursing & Rehab is a 240 bed facility that provides nursing care and rehabilitation services to patients. 

On March 30, 2020 news broke that over 2 dozen COVID-19 cases were reported out of Sapphire.  Given the testing guidelines and limitations, and the reality that asymptomatic individuals may be infected, the likely number of cases is higher. 

Already families of Sapphire patients are telling their stories of alleged mismanagment of the situation and poor communication.  KVOA's Lupita Murillo shared the story of the Ard family, and KGUN 9 reported on another family's experience.

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Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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