Coronavirus Attorney Considers Legal Implications In Evolving Case Scenarios
In addition to its effects on public health and the economy, there are a wide variety of legally oriented personal and professional considerations related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These include issues with healthcare, employment, housing, and insurance, as well as various angles of liability. In some cases, a coronavirus attorney experienced in liability claims can help you.
In Florida, requests have been made to the governor for immunity from any liability, whether civil or criminal, given certain conditions, with regard to nursing homes, hospitals, and other specific facilities. This will invariably lead to vast legal consideration – and a lot of conflict.
As for the most part our generations have never experienced a pandemic, the legal situations that arise, combined with other more recent and evolving legal issues including privacy laws, will inevitably create scenarios of uncharted legal territory. These scenarios will in turn present new legal challenges that may require amendments and changes to laws, or both, or potentially the creation of new laws.
Here is a brief overview of some of the potential areas for legal issues within each category:
Hospital, urgent care, surgical suite, doctor’s office, nursing home, assisted living facility, and other healthcare operations; medical and surgical supply companies; pharmaceutical supply companies; HIPAA; OSHA; patients with disabilities (ADA compliance); discrimination; data privacy; health insurance; and human resources.
Employee compensation; contracts; national and global transactions; shipping; supply chains; insurance; discrimination; bankruptcy; human resources; data privacy.
Real estate contracts; landlords and tenants; rental agreements and payments; insurance; financial reimbursement; discrimination; data privacy.
Reimbursements; cancellations; contracts; claims; data privacy.
Disability; wrongful death; negligence; data privacy.
Food production, handling, and preparation issues are also of concern, as are issues regarding tuitions paid to colleges and technical schools for services they are unable to provide. Travel, immigration, and transportation issues are as well.
Meeting with a coronavirus attorney experienced in liability law for an initial consultation is an important step. Doing so will help clarify if a potential case can and should be filed as a Covid-19-related lawsuit. Research information about lawyers who specialize in Liability cases, or if possible, who specialize in the particular type of Liability case you are dealing with.
Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in a wide variety of liability cases. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.