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Massachusetts pays $ 56 million after deadly coronavirus outbreak in veterans’ home

In the deal, after months of intense negotiations with the governor’s office, state officials or housekeepers admitted no wrongdoing, nor did they serve with the intent of treating veterans there, the families’ veteran attorneys said. Treatment.

However, Linda Mackie, who lost her father to 96-year-old World War II veteran James Miller, said she was happy to see “finally take some responsibility for what happened”.

“The memory of how my father behaved in the Soldier Home will never be erased from my mind,” Ms Mackie said in a statement released by her lawyers Michael Alio and Tom Leather. “If he dies on Omaha Beach in Normandy, there will be more humanity than dying at a soldiers’ home.”

Under the agreement, the families of 84 veterans who died of COVID-19 before June 23, 2020, will receive at least $ 400,000 in compensation with an average bonus of $ 510,000, Mr Alio and Mr Lesser said.

Prosecutors said another group of 84 veterans infected after June 23, 2020, would receive a bonus of not less than $ 10,000 with a $ 20,000 bonus, while payments to both groups would not be deducted for legal fees. ,

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