My question involves malpractice in the state of: TN
So my mother's nursing home had a outbreak of Corona. My mom is totally immobile and prefers to stay in her bed. Two things have me questioning their practices. First, the worst one, is that they "made" her go out into the hallway. She told them she didn't want to go and they told her she had to. The second thing is that her roommate loves to go out and roam the hallways during the day. So her roommate was permitted to do her usual roaming and contracted the virus. My mom, who has stayed in her room, except for that one aforementioned instance, now has the virus.
Could those two factors be considered malpractice in the nursing home? My mom being made to leave her room against her will, and the roommate being allowed to roam hallways during an outbreak?
I think the best practice would have been for my mother to be placed with a roommate similar to her old one that unfortunately passed away...someone else similar to her who does not roam the hallways (bedridden). A lack of common sense has caused my mother to contract this virus and she will probably not make it through.