Product distributors, online retailers, and owners of facilities that are open to the public, such as restaurants, brick-and-mortar retailers, and office buildings, may be wondering about their risk of personal injury claims stemming from COVID-19. Cases are already being litigated and more could be on the way; these cases seek to adapt existing theories of premises and product liability to new facts. It’s real. Cases are already being litigated and more could be on the way; these cases seek to adapt existing theories of premises and product liability to new facts.
But sustaining a personal injury claim is more complicated than just proving someone got sick. As the global pandemic continues, smart organizations should understand the law and how it’s evolving. In this episode of the Harris Beach Podcast, Senior Counsel Dan Strecker from our Mass Torts and Industry-wide Litigation practice group discusses personal injury liability in the age of COVID-19.
Dan wrote about this topic recently in an article that appears in the Customer Connection newsletter for DRI, an organization for the defense bar.
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