RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — The household of a Riverside County worker who died after contracting COVID-19 has filed a wrongful loss of life lawsuit towards the county.
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Michael Haywood labored for Riverside County’s flood management district. He was diabetic, had a respiratory situation, and was a two-time most cancers survivor, and his widow claims his bosses knew he was at high-risk.
In accordance with the lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Haywood, her late husband’s supervisors denied his repeated requests to make money working from home, then did not require his coworkers put on masks as a security precaution.
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Michael Haywood was uncovered to COVID at work in December of 2020. Each he and his spouse examined constructive, however whereas she recovered, he died on Feb. 2, 2021.
“When Mike died, I didn’t simply lose my life companion, my greatest pal,” Elizabeth Haywood stated tearfully. “I misplaced my playmate, my protector, my journey companion, my lover, my mechanic, my handyman, and a lot extra.”
The Haywood household can be suing the county for negligence leading to harm to Haywood, who already had an autoimmune illness earlier than being uncovered to COVID. The lawsuit claims the an infection left her with long-term bodily situations, together with cognitive and respiratory issues, and psychological penalties together with panic assaults and vertigo.
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In a press release, a Riverside County stated, “We’re very saddened by the loss of life of Mr. Haywood…The County takes essential coronavirus precautions to forestall and cease the unfold of COVID-19…for the protection and wellbeing of county workers.